Mt Hutt is one of New Zealand’s largest ski areas with some of the best snow around.
With an altitude of 2086m and a skiable area of 365 hectares, Mt Hutt has one of the longest vertical drops in the South Island and the greatest variety of terrain.
It also comes with spectacular views – on a clear day from the summit you can see the Pacific Ocean in one direction and into the heart of the Southern Alps in the other.
Just a 35-minute drive from Methven village, Mt Hutt is renowned for its big snow. Great natural snow is captured in its south facing basin and combined with 75 snow guns, Mt Hutt consistently has one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island.
Featuring modern chair lifts and world-class facilities, the ski area is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Beginners feel just as comfortable on wide, groomed runs as the freestyle enthusiasts are on terrain parks, or the world-class athletes who train at the international race arena.
MT HUTT IS ABOUT A 35-MINUTE DRIVE FROM METHVEN, WHICH IS A SMALL TOWN ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE CANTERBURY PLAINS AND THE CLOSEST PLACE TO STAY WHEN YOU’RE VISITING MT HUTT.
To get to Mt Hutt Ski Area, you can either drive yourself or arrange Mt Hutt ski bus transport from either Christchurch or Methven.
DRIVING TIMES TO MT HUTT SKI AREA
Methven: 35 minutes
Ashburton: 55 minutes
Christchurch: 90 minutes