Rising over 2,000m from the Canterbury Plains, Mount Hutt demands your respect. Welcome to the Capital of Speed.
The Mount Hutt ski area, close to Christchurch, takes its nickname from its really cool steep slopes. Head straight to “The Towers” at the top if you are an adrenaline junky. Mount Hutt, Opuke in Māori, also offers the largest skiable area on the South Island so you’ll find the wide open terrain is perfect for first-timers and kids. Throw in its long ski season and the awesome vistas of the Canterbury Plains and you know you are onto a winner.