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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.


Mount Hutt is the largest ski area in Canterbury. From the on-piste with a mixture of man made and natural snow to the many off-piste areas with wide open bowls, steeps and shutes. There is plenty of terrain for every level of skier.
There is a large beginners area in front of the base buildings, wide grommed run running the length of the field for intermediates and experts, and the off-piste. The Towers and South Face offer plenty of varied terrain for the more advanced skier.
Conditions permitting there is also back country skiing down North Peak with a helicopter pick up which drops sk

Nearest Town Methven
Distance (km) 25
Nearest Airport Christchurch
Distance (km) 105
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Early June
Season Closes Late October
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 10
Base Altitude (m) 1403
Highest Altitude (m) 2075
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%
Chairilfts 2
T-Bars 3
Platters 2
Rope Tows 3
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire Yes
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area No

Contact Details
Company Name Mt Hutt Ski Area
Phone 64 3 3028811
Fax 64 3 3028697
Mail PO BOX 14 Methven

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