Mount Hutt

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There’s a mountain that rises out of the Canterbury Plains that the locals are proud to call their own and that everyone else reveres. Voted New Zealand’s best Ski Resort at the 2015 World Ski Awards, Mt Hutt is high and it’s wide. Most days at the summit you can see from one side of the country to the other, from the jagged spine of the Southern Alps to the West, right across the patchwork of pastureland to the Pacifi Ocean on the East. Mt Hutt is Canterbury’s own “big mountain” with runs to accommodate families on a fun day in the snow, as well as the variety it takes to entice even the hottest skiers and snowboarders. Mt Hutt attracts people from all over the world, yet you can still sense the local pride. This is Canterbury’s ski area.

Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 2086m
Elevation Bottom 1403m
Vertical Drop 683m
Skiable Terrain 365 hectares
Longest Run 2km
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%
Total Number of Trails 25



Total 5
Highest Lifted Point 2086m
Gondolas & Trams N
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads N
Quad Chairs 1
Triple Chairs 1
Double Chairs N
Surface Lifts 2 magic carpets \\
Uphill Capacity 7400 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making 42 hectares
Total Number of Guns 79
Annual Average Snowfall 4m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 4
Name Mt Hutt Parks
Half Pipes
Half Pipe Size
Total Terrain Park Area Size 40ha

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: Canterbury
Address: Mt Hutt
Phone: +64 3 308 5074
Nearest Town: Methven
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring65 cm
Mount Cook56 cm
The Remarkables34 cm
Snow Farm33 cm
Snow Park33 cm
Cardrona32 cm
Treble Cone26 cm
Coronet Peak24 cm
Ohau19 cm
Ben Lomond15 cm
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Mount Hutt On Twitter
  • MtHutt: OPEN! Wow what a difference 12cm of new snow can do to a mountain over the last 48 hours. With a combination of... 41 mins ago
  • MtHutt: Another great deal on flights from Aussie to NZ when you book seats for 2 or more people. Don't sleep on it - the... 11 hrs ago
  • MtHutt: A final reminder that Students Ride Free day is on tomorrow, Saturday 24th. For those who have pre-registered,... 12 hrs ago
  • MtHutt: Who needs low light lenses when you have a funky jacket? It's still snowing lightly up here which will be a great... 18 hrs ago
  • MtHutt: Yeah we are skipping for joy as another 5cm this morning and thats 11cm since yesterday... Open and snow flurries... 24 hrs ago
  • MtHutt: We've received a bit over 5cm of new snow in the base area today, and the storm is not over yet! Forecasts are... 1 day ago
  • MtHutt: The first flakes are falling and Richie has lost the plot! We'll keep him inside for the rest of the day and... 1 day ago
  • MtHutt: Open today but it's going to be wintery! Dress for the conditions as snow is in todays forecast from 9am. We will... 2 days ago
  • MtHutt: Update on this snow for the next couple days. It’s going to snow up here!!! So in true country fashion we have... 2 days ago
  • MtHutt: Yep we are open today! Looking like not a bad day with winds in the forecast to increase. All lifts will be... 3 days ago
  • MtHutt: Do we talk about this ...... at a risk it will disappear like magic ? Its too exciting to keep on the down low,... 3 days ago
  • MtHutt: Big carving turns on near-empty slopes, in the sunshine, will be the order of the day today. Whilst skiing and... 4 days ago
  • MtHutt: Keen on park? We currently have two terrain parks running with a good selection of rails, boxes and snow... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: The day will start fine and clear with light winds. High cloud is forecast to gradually increase through the day... 6 days ago
  • MtHutt: Today looked a lot like this for everyone who joined us on the mountain for Super Sunny Saturday... wish you were... 6 days ago
  • MtHutt: Open! We have sun and sun plus more sun all day... We have been snowmaking all night and our grooming team are... 7 days ago
  • MtHutt: And the weekend starts now! Conditions are looking great for tomorrow with low winds and a lot of sun.. gather... 7 days ago
  • MtHutt: And the weekend starts now! Conditions are looking great for tomorrow.. organise the crew and we'll see you up... 7 days ago
  • MtHutt: Wakey wakey time to get up! Our crew have been up all night grooming and snowmaking just for you today! Friday is... 8 days ago
  • MtHutt: The Mt Hutt Ski and Snowboard Academy starts this weekend, and it's not too late to get involved if you want to... 8 days ago