Keen to carve up some fresh white powder on the slopes? Mt Hutt is the perfect winter ski holiday destination, and it’s just an hour-and-a-half from Christchurch
at the foot of the Southern Alps. Considered one of New Zealand’s true high-country ski areas, Mt Hutt is also one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island. With spectacular views over the Canterbury region, a laidback vibe, and slopes to suit every age and skill, this is the perfect spot for thrills and spills! We have accommodation perfectly positioned for you to make the most of your time on the slopes, so get in and book your Mt Hutt or Methven hotel with us today.
With a massive range of terrain across its 365 skiable hectares, Mt Hutt has runs that’ll keep everyone from beginners to pros grinning as they glide down the snowy mountainsides. The well-developed network of trails ranges from super wide groomed runs to double black diamond chutes, and at 2086m, Mt Hutt has one of the largest vertical drops in the South Island. For the newbies, you’ll love the dedicated learning facilities to help you learn how to ski or snowboard – and no, it’s not just for the kids. If you do bring the kids though, there are supervised kids’ programmes at Mt Hutt and heaps of activities and services here and in Methven that are free for kids under 10. No complaints there!
When you’re not carving up the slopes, the Mt Hutt facilities will keep you warm and satisfied with the licensed brasserie, Huber’s Hut and the Sky High Café. You’ll also find retail outlets and equipment rental facilities on the mountain, as well as guest services and ticketing agents for all you last minute organisers out there. Getting around the mountain is also easy as! There’s one high-speed six seater lift, one quad and one triple lift, as well as a magic carpet. Keep your eyes peeled on clear days for the jaw-dropping panoramic views across the patchwork of the Canterbury Plains and all the way to the Pacific Ocean and Aoraki Mount Cook
Wondering where to stay? While there’s no accommodation on Mt Hutt itself – like most New Zealand ski fields – Methven is just a 30 minute drive away so you’ll never be far from the action. There are also a few more options just outside of Methven, including near Darfield and Lake Coleridge. Whether you’re looking for a resort, a lodge or a motel to keep your toes warm at night, we’ve got you covered. Check out our range of Methven and Mt Hutt accommodation below and get booking those flights to New Zealand for an awesome ski holiday this winter!
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