Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt’s expansive slopes house a huge variety of terrain, it gets great snow, and it’s serviced by super-friendly staff.

It's no wonder Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort for five years running at the World Ski Awards. The field also has a great snow-making setup, so you can usually get on the white stuff earlier in the season than the local club fields, and the field tends to stay open longer.

Canterbury’s largest field has a range of learning facilities, as well as a well-staffed ski school. For more advanced riders, it has steep chutes and fantastic off-piste, as well as five parks, ranging from Broadway - for beginners and packed with extra small features - to Gunner’s Alley, with a jump line ranging from 30 to 60ft. The intermediate- to advanced-rated Jib Garden has a creativity zone with skate-inspired features – their two bowls are a highlight.

Mt Hutt has breathtaking views out across the Canterbury plains – you’ll often be soaking in the sun up on the mountain, and looking out over the poor city-dwellers encased in cloud. A range of children’s programmes and daycare facilities ensure the whole family will get to enjoy the day. And when your burning legs need a break, head to Huber’s Hut and take a seat in front of the roaring fire or on the sun-bathed deck.

Quick Facts

  • Where 26km from Methven, 118km from Christchurch
  • Ski & board Extensive groomed and off-piste runs from mellow to super-steep terrain
  • Season Early June– mid October
  • Access road 13km unsealed, carry chains, shuttles available
  • Ratings Beginner 11%, intermediate 37%, advanced intermediate 27%, advanced 20%


  • Highest point 2,086m
  • Vertical 683m
  • Skiable area 365ha
  • Lifts High-speed 6-seater, quad chair, triple chair, 2 x learner conveyors
  • On-field ski/board hire Yes
  • Lift passes $119 adults, $69 kids, discounts for online purchase, half days, seniors and students
  • Tuition Yes
  • Package deals Lift and lesson, lift and rental, first-timers
  • On-field accommodation No


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