Looking for Car Hire in the Snow?

Car hire for the Snow with Europcar

Looking for a great way to hit the ski slopes this season?

Forget messing with the anti-freeze for your radiator, searching for snow chains or wondering whether or not your car will make it up the mountain. Rent with Europcar and you're set to go!

Europcar are Australia and New Zealand specialists on car hire for skiers and offer dedicated car rental packages for visitors to the snow. Whether you are looking for car hire to take to the NSW Snowy Mountain ski fields of Thredbo and Perisher or visit Victoria's Hotham, Falls Creek or Buller, Europcar in partnership with DriveNow have all your options covered.

Europcar offer a wide selection of vehicles to choose from; all come equipped with snow chains and snow insurance cover. For those new to skiing in Australia it's a condition of travel up the mountains that snow chains are either fitted or carried depending upon your vehicle. Regular car rental terms and conditions void all insurance cover if a vehicle is taken above the snowline without specific Snow insurance cover. 

Booking is easy! Checkout the below and see what's included, and what's not, for Australia and New Zealand. Contact the DriveNow Reservations team on 1300 547 214 or via email at [email protected] who can answer your questions and organise your booking.

Book by 31 October 2017. For travel from 1 June - 31 October 2017. (Offer valid for Australian and New Zealand residents only).

Australia - Snow Car Hire

MODEL Rate per day
4-6 day rental
Rate per day
2-3 day rental
Rate per day
7+ day rental
Nissan Micra or similar $80 $82 $76
Hyundai i20 or similar Man $80 $83 $78
Hyundai i20 or similar Auto $86 $91 $85
Toyota Corolla or similar $91 $98 $88
Hyundai Elantra or similar $99 $107 $91
Toyota Camry or similar $108 $124 $102
Mitsubishi ASX 2WD or similar $104 $122 $96
Mitsubishi Outlander AWD or similar $112 $130 $102
Toyota Kluger 2WD or similar $125 $138 $115
Kia Grand Carnival or similar $150 $163 $132
Toyota 12 Seater Commuter or similar

(200 KM per day allowance ) 

$190 $203 $182
Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD or similar $194 $218 $164

What's included in the Australian Snow package

  • Snow Cover - additional cover allowing vehicles to be driven on sealed roads above the snow line
  • Snow Chains - via redeemable voucher
  • 1 x Additional driver Fee
  • Unlimited kilometers -except 12 Seater Commuter Busses where a daily 200km allowance applies

Europcar's Terms and Conditions

  • Vehicles are subject to availability
  • Offer valid for Australian and New Zealand residents only
  • Only available at all Metro and Country locations in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
  • Valid for 2017 Ski Season. Reservations period valid until 31 Oct 2017
  • Travel period: 1 June 2017 - 31 Oct 2017. No Blackout dates apply
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion
  • Minimum length of rental must be 2 days to receive this offer. Days are based on a 24 hour rental period
  • Europcar takes no responsibility for damages incurred due to incorrect fitting of snow chains
  • Europcar standard age, credit card and driver requirements apply
  • An online reservation restriction of at least four hours prior to vehicle pick up applies
  • Extra charges may apply to options you select, if you do not return the vehicle to the same pick up location or return the vehicle late, or if you do not return the vehicle full of fuel unless the prepaid fuel option is purchased, or if you incur infringements or use toll roads
  • Valid to passenger vehicle classes listed above. Selection and Prestige vehicles excluded
  • Standard passenger vehicles include unlimited kilometres for up to 14 days for pick-ups in metropolitan areas
  • If there is Damage, theft of the Vehicle or Third Party Loss you must also pay up to the standard Damage Liability Fee (DLF). Optional Damage Cover Products may be purchased to reduce your liability, but there may be no cover under some circumstances.

New Zealand - Snow Car Hire

CAR CODE MODEL Standard Excess Liability KM Allowance Minimum Age Seats
CDAR Suzuki Swift or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 5
IDAR Toyota Corolla or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 4
SDAR Hyundai Elantra or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 4
FDAR Toyota Aurion or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 4
FWAR Subaru Outback or similar 4450 Unlimited 25 4
IFAR Toyota Rav4 or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 5
SFAR Holden Captiva 7CX or similar 4450 Unlimited 21 5
FFAR Hyundai Santa Fe or similar 5300 Unlimited 25 5
PVAR Hyundai iMax or similar 5300 Unlimited 25 6

What's included in the New Zealand Snow car hire package

  • Snow Cover
  • Snow Racks and Chains
  • Standard Liability
  • Third party insurance Cover
  • Damage Liability Fee
  • Premium Location Surcharge
  • 1 x Additional driver Fee
  • AWD and 4WD Cover

What's Not

  • Young Driver Surcharge (21-25)
  • Satellite Navigation guidance system
  • Wheels & Windscreen cover
  • Collision and super collision Damage Waiver

What else

  • Branch Locations - Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and all South Island branches
  • Minimum Rental Period - 3 days
  • No One Way fee
  • Travel 1st June - 31st October 2017