Rising over 2000m above sea level, Mt Hutt towers over the Christchurch/Canterbury region.
Boasting spectacular views from the Pacific Ocean in the east and back across the Southern Alps to the west, a visit to Mt Hutt makes you feel like you are on top of the world.
Known for its regular and reliable snow, combined with its extensive snowmaking, Mt Hutt consistently has one of the longest snow seasons on the South Island. This coupled with more than 365 hectares of skiable terrain and one of the longest vertical drops in New Zealand make Mt Hutt a true skiers paradise.
- Ski Season: 10 June – 9 October 2016
- Overall Height: 2086m
- Snow fall (Avg Annual Snowfall): 4m
- Nearest township: Methven - 30 mins drive (27km)
- Accommodation: Methven
Shuttle Bus, Restaurants, Cafe, Shopping, Doctor/Medical Centre, Ski Hire
Activities and Attractions
To get you around the resort, Mt Hutt has four modern ski lifts including a 6 seat high-speed chairlift that takes you to the highest point of any ski area in the South Island.
The big bowl shaped mountain caters well for all levels of skiers and riders with adrenaline pumping black diamond runs, awesome off-piste skiing and wide open trails for beginners. There is also a world-class snow school and dedicated terrain parks catering to all abilities.
If off-piste trails are calling your name, take a helicopter ride with Methven Heliski to access backcountry terrain across 3 mountain ranges.
For a complete range of on-mountain services, the Mt Hutt base lodge offers a great choice of restaurants and bars, a retail shop, snow sports school, medical centre and licensed crèche.
The sun deck at the base lodge is the ideal location to enjoy the views while you sip on a coffee or an après drink. Or you can head indoors and sit in front of the cosy fireplace at the Sky High Cafe.
When the sun goes down, Methven Village just 35 minutes drive from Mt Hutt is the closest location for après snow fun and relaxation. Warm up and revive with some great Kiwi hospitality at one of the many bars, restaurants and accommodation options in this lively town.
There are daily return services to Mt Hutt from Methven and also from Christchurch. Alternatively, for that ultimate experience, Mt Hutt Heliski offers a heli-taxi service to Mt Hutt allowing you to jump the queue and be the first to hit the slopes each day.
Activities & Attractions
- Total Ski Area / Distance: 365 hectares
- Total Ski Lifts: 4
- Total Ski Runs/Trails: 47
- Beginner Ski Area: 20%
- Intermediate Ski Area: 50%
- Advanced Ski Area: 30%
Ski / Snow Activities:
Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski School / Lessons, Terrain Park
The Christchurch/Canterbury region has a great range of leisure activities which are easily accessible from Christchurch and Methven.
- Address: Mt Hutt Ski Area, Mt Hutt Skifield Access Rd, Methven, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7782, New Zealand View website