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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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Niseko83 cm
Hakuba43 cm
Mount Aspiring30 cm
Whistler26 cm
Lake Louise21 cm
Mount Cook18 cm
Fernie15 cm
Sun Peaks15 cm
Big White11 cm
Silver Star11 cm
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Mount Hutt On Twitter
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  • MtHutt: That's a wrap ! 2017 the season that just kept on giving. We would like to take this chance to thank each and... 58 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... 59 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... 59 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... 60 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... 60 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... 60 days ago
  • MtHutt: Sorry closed today due to strong winds.... Good news is this weekend is looking great! Pond skim on Saturday with... 61 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... 62 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... 62 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. 62 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... 63 days ago
  • MtHutt: A mixed bag of weather today - forecast suggests 5-10cm of new snow this morning (and the snow has just started... 63 days ago
  • MtHutt: Can't believe it's October. Smiles are wide ! come join us for an epic last week 64 days ago
  • MtHutt: Above the cloud,how's your day ? Shaping up to be a real ripper. Drop tools and come up work can wait. 64 days ago
  • MtHutt: It's shaping up to be a beautiful day up here. We received up to 35cm of new snow over the past couple of days... 64 days ago
  • MtHutt: Spring + Terrain Park = Super Fun Times Last days to join us on this awesome two week program. Click the link... 65 days ago
  • MtHutt: Unfortunately we have to close today due to a saturated snow pack and low visibility. The good news is the rain... 65 days ago