Mt Hutt is widely regarded as the best ski field in New Zealand and is conveniently located just one and a half hours from Christchurch.
The mountain summit is 2190 metres above sea level, has a diverse terrain and is very accessible thanks to four chair lifts. One of the chair lifts reaches 500 metres vertical in just four minutes, so there is no wait for skiers wanting to get to the best slopes.
Mt Hutt offers plenty of shelter from cold temperatures and winds, the snow is usually dry, the fields are massive and the powder runs are steep. On top of all that, the scenery is beautiful!
Skiing Mt Hutt
- The commercial ski fields have a vertical height of 683 metres
- Mt Hutt is family-friendly, providing a quality Snowsports School and a licensed creche. Children aged six and under get a free day pass.
- Mt Hutt provides awesome intermediate skiing as well as double black diamond skiing – many of the world’s best skiers regard Mt Hutt as the best training ground in the southern hemisphere.
- The rocky towers at the peak and the south face of the mountain provide fantastic powder runs for advanced skiers
- The mountain has excellent snow, dry powder and the slopes, bumps and steep terrain are all perfectly groomed.
The Mt Hutt snow season is from June to October
Methven is the closest town and hub for skiing at Mt Hutt. It is rural town situated one hour from Christchurch, just off the Inland Scenic Route 72 at the foot of Mt Hutt. The town is about 35 minutes from the ski fields. The area offers a host of other exciting holiday travel adventures such as hot air ballooning, jet boating, golf, fly fishing and much more.
Why ski Mt Hutt?
- Good for beginners and intermediate skiers
- Only one and a half hours from Christchurch
- The longest ski run is two kilometres
- Return transfers available from Christchurch
- Ample accommodation in Methven to suit any budget