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In season Mountain Phone 027 434 1806


Given our remote location, internet reception is a little unreliable!
With this in mind we kindly ask our visitors to bring CASH for payment.

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  • 17 km from Hanmer Springs

  • 155 km from Christchurch

  • 155 km from Kaikoura

Beware of false guidance on Google Maps!

The road out of Hanmer to ski area is clearly marked as Clarence Valley Road and signed posted to “Hanmer Springs Ski Area”.
This is via JACKS PASS (not Jolies Pass as Google Maps incorrectly directs!)
From Clarence Valley Road turn left to the ski area at St James Station, about 10 km out of town. The access road is a short undulating gravel road with a few tight corners and steep climbs. It is North facing, so any ice left on it tends to melt when the sun shines.
Car parks are located just below the Lodges.

Camper vans are not permitted, but two wheel drive cars with chains fitted normally have no problem, and four wheel drives can often get up without chains, especially later in the season.

Chains must be carried at all times and fitted if signposts or snow report advise.

A daily transport service is provided by Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre
Leaving from Hanmer Springs to the ski area at 8:15am & 9:15am (11:15am by demand only).
Departing mountain 4pm & 5pm (dependent on demand). 

Book directly on (03) 315 7233 or
Child - $35 / Adult - $45 / Family (up to 3 children) - $150

All of these roads are unsealed and present mountain conditions at times.
Drive safely and keep speed down. Our access road is single lane and uphill traffic must give way to downhill traffic.
Please always carry chains and check daily snow report for conditions including restrictions to 4wd vehicles only.
Please follow all advisory on chain fitting areas.
Strictly no access for campervans from Branch Creek