Question Ski hire in Christchurch, on the way to Tekapo

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  1. GlenH

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    Hello

    Can anybody please suggest a good ski hire shop in Christchurch that would be roughly on our way from Christchurch Airport to Tekapo?

    We don't want to hire at a town outside of Christchurch, because we are planning a round trip.

    Thanks for any advice. :)
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

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    You might have to divert into town. IIRC, ChCh airport is on the western edge of town and you wouldn't be passing much on the way to Tekapo.
     
  3. D64133

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    Pass thru Methven and see Jace at Alpine Sports.
     
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  4. Gimp

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    Like Methven, a bit out of your way but there is also a pretty good place in Darfield. Shirley there'd be place in Geraldine or Farlie
     
  5. Draizuh

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    There are places in Fairlie, and on hill in Tekapo at roundhill.
    There is a a few places on Riccarton road which isnt far from the airport in CHCH
    Google " Ski hire near Christchurch airport" ... not super hard.
     
  6. GlenH

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Owing to the circular nature of our route, anywhere outside of Christchurch itself is not on our itinerary in both directions.
    Sure can, have done that, but also always appreciate the personal experiences of the gang here. :)
     
  7. Draizuh

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    Gnomes in darfield would probably have the best selection if you want higher end skis. i wouldnt be expecting anything epic in the mackenzie or in central chch.
     
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    Those who are privy to Joe's intimate private stream are aware that we had problems with this method regarding a certain broken ski. Solution was to bring skis to the mountain rather than the mountain to Mahummid.
     
  9. GlenH

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    Thanks, I will check them out.
     
  10. DPS Driver

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    Yes, as per Draizuh suggestion. Gnomes is your best option. Ask for Andy and tell him I sent you in and say "do you rent or sell to Australians". That should get a laugh and if you're lucky a better rate but probably just the laugh.
     
  11. GlenH

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    Thanks, I'll keep a note of that...... the shop name, the location and the joke for Andy. :)
     
  12. GlenH

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    Gnomes in Darfield turned out really well for us, thanks again for the advice.
     
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    No worries Glen. How'd the joke go over?
     
  14. GlenH

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    I was disappointed not to get a chance to use it as Andy was serving someone else and we had paid by the time we got to meet him.

    Still, there is always next year! :)
     
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  15. GlenH

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    Hello again

    Planning a similar itinerary this winter but looking to avoid the detour via Darfield where last year we got our skis at Gnomes.

    We have found Mcewings which seems to be close to Christchurch Airport and also seem a bit cheaper than Gnomes, especially for performance / exclusive skis.

    Has anyone any feedback on Mcewings to offer please?

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Snowride Sports have a wide variety of quality products and service.
     
  17. snowgum

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    Howdy, it's a bit late I know but from our road trip ~10 years ago, I recall the ski shack at Fairlie seemed preset friendly and helpful. No we didn't hire - we had our own Tele gear (good luck away from Qtown & Wanaka!)
     
  18. GlenH

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    Hi and thanks for that. Owing to the circular nature of our route, anywhere outside of Christchurch itself is not on our itinerary in both directions, so ideally we need something close to Christchurch (Airport).
     
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    what have you worked out so far
     
  20. GlenH

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    We are still deciding between Mcewings near Christchurch Airport and Gnomes in Darfield.
     
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    Snowmania in Christchurch was good value and very flexible with return time.
     
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