Ski & Snowboard Area Information Mt Hutt Methven

Mt Hutt's Development

A new 6 SEATER LIETNER POMA Detachable Chairlift from the Base Area to the top of the mountain.

The Exhibition Quad has been has been replaced with a detachable 8 seater Norwest Express and we have installed a new 140m long Magic Carpet!!

All surface lifts have been removed and you get to ride to the top of the mountain in under 6 minutes.

Elevation: 2075m

Vertical: 672m

Skiable Area: 365 Hectares

Lifts: 1 Six SEATER LIETNER POMA Detachable Chairlift , 1 Quad Chair, 1 Triple Chair, 1 Magic Carpet.

Terrain: Beginners 25%, Intermediates 50%, Advanced 25%

Season: June to late October

Facilities: Licensed Brasserie - Hubers Hut and the Sky High Cafe. Rental - Ski, Boots and Poles, Snowboard and boots and clothing. Ski and Snowboard Repair, Ski storage. Retail outlet - ski accessories and clothing. First aid and emergency services. Licensed creche and dedicated Childrens Centre. 2 Snowboard half pipes and terrain park.

Snowmaking: 42 Hectares

Ski Shuttles: Daily service to/from Methven

Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Longest Run: International - 2km

Located high in the Southern Alps, Canterbury’s Mt Hutt is firmly linked to the pioneering tradition of the region’s high country. A vast mountain with 472 hectares of diverse terrain, Mt Hutt is relaxed, friendly, challenging and exciting.

Mt Hutt’s lift and trail system was extensively redeveloped in 2005 resulting in the best lift and terrain mix in the South Island. Improvements for 2008 include more snowmaking, base building development and a new mini terrain park for beginners and novices.

Mt Hutt offers all levels of skier and rider an awesome winter experience. Trails, off-piste, terrain parks and halfpipe are accessed by a six seater express chairlift, an express quad chair, a triple chair and a 140m long surface conveyor lift – some of the best facilities in the country. Each winter, the arrival of many of the world’s best ski racers for training down under enhances the mountain’s reputation as the ‘Capital of Speed’.

A laidback and genuine Kiwi atmosphere born of the region’s high country character defines Mt Hutt. Huber’s Hut in the base building reflects this affinity and recognises Willy Huber, one of the ski area founders.

Excellent facilities for learners make it a popular choice for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. Children aged six and under get a free day pass and there is a licensed Skiwiland Crèche and kid’s facilities.

Mt Hutt is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch and 35-minutes from Methven. Ski shuttles offer daily services to and from Methven. Mt Hutt is open seven days from 9am to 4pm. The 2010 opening is scheduled for June 12.
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.

Mt Hutt Fresh Snow

Heli Skiing out of Methven