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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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Mount Hutt On Twitter
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  • MtHutt: Goodbye heatwave - hello snow! 5cm of new snow overnight/this morning is a timely reminder that winter is just 4... 16 days ago
  • MtHutt: Nice cool 36 degress in Methven but who cares as I'm getting my ski gear out for freshes on Saturday......... 19 days ago
  • MtHutt: Make summer feel like winter! #noexcuses 25 days ago
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  • MtHutt: Tomorrow is your last chance to WIN a 2018 3 Peak Season Pass! To be in with a chance, all you have to do is... 109 days ago
  • MtHutt: Oct 26th Powder Day - Its been an epic season and sometimes there are "work perks" team maintenance get some this... 115 days ago
  • MtHutt: That's a wrap ! 2017 the season that just kept on giving. We would like to take this chance to thank each and... 124 days ago
  • MtHutt: That's it thats all! We hope everyone who came up today had a great last day with us 😄 we sure had a lot of fun... 126 days ago
  • MtHutt: What a way to finish the 2017 season! We've received a couple of cms of fresh snow this morning which has fallen... 126 days ago
  • MtHutt: Our second last day of the season and it was fun in the sun once the wind mellowed out.. perfect for the pond... 127 days ago
  • MtHutt: We now have all lifts open since the wind has eased off, and the virgin mile, top towers and south face are open... 127 days ago
  • MtHutt: Welcome to the second to last day of the season and we still have skiing top to bottom and wall to wall! Today is... 127 days ago
  • MtHutt: Sorry closed today due to strong winds.... Good news is this weekend is looking great! Pond skim on Saturday with... 128 days ago
  • MtHutt: We hope you all enjoyed what was a banging spring day today.. lots of sun and great snow conditions! See if you... 128 days ago
  • MtHutt: What a day it is up here in the sun! The snow is releasing nicely, terrain parks are cranking and there's even... 129 days ago
  • MtHutt: Open and what a mint day ! Above any low cloud and lots of sun. Last days to get your winter fix, it's going to be an awesome spring day. 129 days ago
  • MtHutt: Up Date 8:58 yep it's snowing ..........again ! Some think that we have been greedy this season but once you get... 130 days ago