Rates and Packages - Winter 2020

Please have a read of our rates.  For more detailed information please go to the specific page under the Skifield tab or phone 0800 769 543


to frequency min passengers cost per person
Springfield to Porters (return)

daily dep 8.30 am

return 4.00 pm


get $10 off if you purchase products through us


Christchurch to Porters (return)

 daily dep from 6.45 return 4.00pm (in ChCh by 6pm)  1 (return)  $55
Christchurch to Broken River, Mt Cheeseman or  Craigieburn  on demand with prior booking. Minimum of 4 apply for day trip   

1 (one way)

4 (day return)




Mt Olympus sometimes transfers are done in between Porters runs.  Please check on the day

1 (one way)

4 (day return)



Mt Hutt   4 (day return) $90
Airport On demand with prior booking.  Surcharges apply for travel outside daylight hours and booking and travel on same day


2 or more



Airport transfer options:

Budget: once you have exited the terminal with your luggage and are ready to travel, you can then text the driver and he will 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 to the covered parking garage.

Deluxe: 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

From Christchurch (airport/hotel)

to frequency min passengers cost per person
Porters   4 $55
Mt Cheeseman, 
on demand 4 $85
Mt Olympus   4 $85
Broken River   4 $85
Mt Hutt   4 $90

Charter Canterbury Region (per vehicle)

to frequency 4wd van  22 seater 4wd bus 33 seater and up
any day trip $450 $650 - $850 from $850 
any one way $350 $650 from $650
Porters non-school     child $35   adult $55 (min numbers apply)


Group Transport Rates Schools:

School groups to Porters  Adult Student Youth
up to 21 students and 1 teacher 1 foc $38 $38
22 to 41 students 2 to 4 FOC  $35 $35
42 students and up  4 to 6 FOC $30 $30
FOC ratio is 1 to 10, more adults than allocation of FOC? add $30 pp     


We want to encourage as many kids to learn how to ski as possible so have tried to make the process as simple but as safe as can be.  We have operated at Porters for well over 20 years now and know the road very well.  We work together with a couple of well established operators if the need arises for larger groups.

Our point of difference is that we help the teachers and students get through rental and to their lessons so that they can enjoy the sport as much as we do.  Give us a call for more info even if you are not using us for your transport for advice .

See you on the mountain.  Call: Colin 0274 718 109 or Gus 021 0636 322 or 0800 SMYLIES (769 543)

2020 fleet

5 seater Toyota Fortuner, 10 seater Toyota Hiace 4wd, 12 seater Hiace 4wd, 3 x 22 seater Mitsubishi Rosa 4wd, 33 seater BCI Proma coach.  For larger groups we work closely with our transport partner Torlesse travel and their fleet of 50 seater MAN buses .4wd mountain transport snowman 4wd toyota hiace  4x4 bus rosa smylies tours 4wd bus rosa smylies tours porters22 seater or 33 seater