Mt Hutt




Follow the signposts from Methven, the turnoff is about ten kilometres. It is sealed highway until the turn off just before the mountain road barrier. Then there is an unsealed road which winds through alpine terrain for about fifteen kilometres. This road is not overly steep but can be deceptive on the downward journey. It also travels along ridge tops in certain areas which are exposed to wind gusts.

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Mt Hutt, Contact


+64 3 308 5074
Fax: +64 3 307 6301
Snowphone: +64 3 3085074
Mail: PO Box 14, Methven, New Zealand

Early June to Late October

Commercial Ski Area operated by Ltd.

Lift Info

Total: 4

  • 1 High Speed 6 Seater,
  • 1 Quad Chair,
  • 1 Triple Chair,
  • 1 Magic Carpet

Snow Stats





Mt Hutt has an air gun system which covers 42Ha of its terrain.

Terrain Park

10,000m2 of terrain park.

The Dirty Dog Terrain Park Features:
7m flat down box
5m flat box
Rainbow box
Rainbow rail
Up box
Beginner rail and box
4m flat rail
Tombstone box

2 Small Roller Jumps approximately 2 -5m

Top of the Quad

The Tararua Iced Coffee Terrain Park Features:
Urban Down Rail
Down Flat Down Box
Battle ship
(experts only)
5m flat rail
10m Flat down Box
10m Up Rail
Tractor tire

4m jumps
3 true table kickers on terraces (kickers get larger as you go down the park)

Upper Broadway



Restaurants & Cafes

  • Large 'Ski High Cafe' This fast food style café has a variety of foods to suit all tastes.
  • Licensed Brasserie - 'Huber's Hutt' This rustic high country restaurant embodies comfort and class in both its décor and its menu.

Rental Equipment

Mt HUtt has an extensive rental department, renting and fitting an gear that you may need.


Kiwi Kids lecensed for 2-5year olds. Skiwi Kids for 3-5 year olds including a 1 hours session on the snow.

Books are essential.
Skiwiland Early Learning Centre hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mountain Shuttle

Mt Hutt provides a shuttle from the lower car parks.

Snowco supports;

Chain Hire

Chain Hire is avilable.

  • Base Altitude

    1403 m

  • Highest Altitude

    2075 m

  • Vertical Drop

    683 m

  • Skiable Area

    365 Ha

  • Annual Snowfall


  • Average Snow Depth

    110 cm

About Mt Hutt

Located at the foot of the Southern Alps 2086m above sea level, Canterbury's Mt Hutt is devoted to its laidback and genuine Kiwi atmosphere. Its breathtaking views on a clear day stretch across the Canterbury Plains all the way from the Pacific Ocean to Aoraki Mt Cook. A vast mountain with 472 hectares of diverse terrain, Mt Hutt is at once relaxed, friendly, challenging and exciting.

Recent major developments saw a whole new ski area layout, the addition of a high-speed six-seater chairlift running from the base to the top of the mountain in less than 5 minutes, a new 140m long surface conveyor lift and 1.2km dedicated novice trail. 2008 improvements of more snowmaking, Huber's Hutt base building development and a new mini terrain park for beginners and novices mean you'll now experience some of the best facilities and terrain mix available in the South Island.

An amazing variety of terrain is on offer, extreme skiers and riders head for the steeper challenges of the double black diamond runs of the South Face, while intermediates take on some of the widest groomed slopes in the country and novices can enjoy the dedicated beginner areas and novice trails within the basin. Mt Hutt's licensed Skiwiland Crèche, kid's facilities and family discounts make it popular with families and children aged six and under receive free day lift passes.

Mt Hutt also has plenty to offer freestylers. Its new mini park now offers a skill progression path into the 10,000m2 UP&GO Terrain Park, featuring a variety of kickers, rails and tabletops, or FIS specification halfpipe. Mt Hutt hosts many social and racing events, and many of the world's best racers train at Mt Hutt, earning its reputation as the ‘Capital of Speed'. The season typically opens early June and frequently lasts until mid October. Mt Hutt is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch and 35-minutes from Methven. Ski shuttles offer daily services to/from Mt Hutt, from Methven or Christchurch.

Photo Gallery

Mt Hutt 2010

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2011 Video Promo for