* Methven Craft Fair
High quality crafts, over 40 stalls, clothing, wood turning, copper, dolls, lavendar products and pottery.
* Masters Ski Races
* Methven Big Air
Held in the centre of town, snowboard and ski contestants from NZ and overseas compete on a huge snow covered ramp for the biggest air.
* Methven Trotting Club
* NZ Ski Championships
* Big Family Weekend
* Ruapuna Garden Symposium
Welcome in the Spring by joining us fo another great weekend of gardens, seminars, workshops and garden art.
* Peak to Pub Multisport - More info
* Methven Trotting Club
* Methven Rodeo
* Methven Multi Sponsored Golf Tournament
* End of year/ Christmas functions. Enjoy festivities in Methven at one of the many hotels/ lodges/ restaurants & stay the night.
* Methven Summer School - Jan 2nd week
27 courses: 5 days of high quality, educational, informative and fun courses, based at Mt Hutt College, Methven.
* Aquafest Lake Hood
* Minerals to Art
- Limestone Sculpting Symposium
Invited sculptors - national and international work in the quarry - producing sculptures from the acclaimed Mt Somers limestone.
Girls on Bikes - The girls on bikes event in Methven is a women specific cycling event designed as an introduction to mass participation road cycling events.
* The Methven A & P Show
Methven A&P Assocaition presents a full programme of traditional A&P Show events, complete with a wide range of events and exhibits.
* The Endurance Race Multisport
* Mineral to Art -
Educational tours of the working mineral sites, the geology centre and the sculpting symposium around the Mt Somers area.
* NZ Walking & Adventure Festival, Methven
* Methven Trotting Club Meeting
* Mt Hutt Music Festival
* Wheels Week 1st to 2nd weekend May
Ashburton’s annual WHEELS extravagansa is a hugely popular week packed with a diverse variety of events themed around the wheel.
* Mt Hutt Opens
Season passes on sale
Located high in the Southern Alps, Canterbury’s Mt Hutt Ski Area receives some of the lightest and driest powder in Australasia. It typically enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in the Southern Hemisphere – from early June to late October.
Following recent investments into lift and trail infrastructure, further improvements include a new computerized snowmaking system, a new snowmaking line for the 10,000sqm Terrain Park and a new Pisten Bully Winch groomer to maintain advanced trails on steeper terrain.
Trails and freestyle features are accessed by a six seater express chairlift, an express quad chair, a triple chair and a 140m long Magic Carpet – some of the best facilities in the country.
Close to Christchurch city and with more than 365 skiable hectares, Mt Hutt offers variety and every facility for snow sports enthusiasts. A vast mountain offering a diverse mix of terrain, all levels of skier and rider can have an awesome, winter experience here.
Renowned for its laidback and rural atmosphere, Mt Hutt is family and beginner friendly, featuring an award winning Snowsports School and licensed Skiwiland Crèche. There’s a sun deck, café and brasserie as well as an excellent retail shop. Children aged six and under ski for free.
9:00am - 4:00pm, 7 Days.
How to find us:
On a tiny island in the far reaches of the South Pacific, a majestic range of mountains are waiting for you. Welcome to the Southern Alps of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Mt Hutt Ski Area is located at the foot of these Alps, Mt. Hutt is just over an hour’s drive across the picturesque Canterbury Plains from Christchurch and a 35-minute drive from Methven. Ski shuttles offer daily services to and from Methven and Christchurch.