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Located in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, where the ups are good, and the downs are even better. Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls, uncrowded runs or just a place to take it easy in the awesome vista of the Craigieburn Range. If you are an advanced or expert rider then skiing The Big One at Craigieburn is your holy grail!

Rates and packages winter 2023

Please read before you book:

  • the rate you will be charged is $95* per person
  • your pick up times for morning run start from 6.30 am to 7.45 am and you need to be outside ready for pick up
  • if you want to travel after that time then it becomes a charter rate for the van.  Scroll down
  • we like to avoid running against the traffic for safety reasons so transfers need to comply with our H&S policy
  • at times we reserve the right to combine CV customers with Porters customers.  We drop them off as quickly and courteously as we can before we head to CV
  • The bonus side is you can buy a great coffee  at Porters while you wait.
    .* plus deluxe or hotel option surcharge if applicable

When booking online please complete the details, especially your flight number or the hotel/ hostel you will be staying in. 

Suggested accommodation choices:

Juicy Snooze

Airport transfer options:

Before arrival you would have received an email from us with a mobile phone number to text, if you didn't then start looking for a white Toyota Fortuner or silver Toyota Hiace 4wd van with a roof box on the top and a Smylies logo driving around the pick up area under the covered car park.  If we are picking you up from a hotel we will have talked to you and hope to see you outside the front.

Budget option: This is for airport pick ups.  Once you have exited the terminal with your luggage and are ready to travel, you can then text the driver.  He will then come to the covered short term parking building and pick you up there. As you come out of the customs/maf doors look straight ahead to the outside doors that will take you across the courtyard area to the pick up / drop off area under the covered parking garage.

Deluxe options: At the airport, for an extra $25 per pick up (not person), your driver will wait for you with a sign with Smylies and your name on it and parking will be in the car/bus park.  If you want to be picked up at your hotel outside the airport precinct there is a $10 pp surcharge.

Christchurch (airport/hotel)

Pick up sometime between 6:30 - 7:45 am



min passengers

cost per person


Straight or joint with Porters Shuttle



Travel at other times


min passengers

cost per person


as a group of 4 anytime (subject to availability)


@ $125pp
Charter (per vehicle rate)


4wd van

22 seater 4wd bus

Any Day Trip




One Way