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 Aspiring45 cm
Alpure Peaks34 cm
Fox Peak34 cm
Mount Dobson34 cm
Round Hill34 cm
Treble Cone31 cm
Mount Cook26 cm
Mount Hutt25 cm
Ohau19 cm
Hanmer Springs18 cm
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  • MtHutt: We've received 17-20cm of new snow overnight. Warmer temps this morning have resulted in heavier/wetter snow at... 15 hrs ago
  • MtHutt: Today was another Super Scenic Background Saturday up here.. so many great views and blue skies we had to share a... 1 day ago
  • MtHutt: It's a nice sunny day up here with super wide groomers, Jib Garden and X-Course terrain parks open, and we are... 1 day ago
  • MtHutt: Tomorrow is looking like a mostly fine day with light winds so we're expecting a busy one.... carpool if you can!... 2 days ago
  • MtHutt: And another episode of Mega Schools Friday is complete! We had strong winds to deal with today but that didn't... 2 days ago
  • MtHutt: Open: Currently we have strong NW winds with snow showers on and off which is forecast to be around most of the... 2 days ago
  • MtHutt: Ever scored fresh tracks on a pow day from the International gate to bottom of the Triple Chair? Two of our... 3 days ago
  • MtHutt: With all of this snow we've been having lately.. here is some very timely info from the Mountain Safety Council /... 3 days ago
  • MtHutt: Sorry we are closed today due to strong NW winds. However tomorrow is looking much better as winds are forecasted... 3 days ago
  • MtHutt: 5.55pm Road update... We have around 20 cars plus staff waiting until our patrol team do some control work in the... 4 days ago
  • MtHutt: Should be a ripper up here today following our massive dump of snow on Monday. We've got absolutely oodles of... 4 days ago
  • MtHutt: The storm finally cleared and we had another great powder day up here today!! Thanks to everyone who came up and... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: Mt Hutt is OPEN. The road will open at around 11:15am - thank you so much for your patience - please drive with... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: Update. We will be opening today. Please be patient with us - 1.2m of snow is quite full-on - our teams are... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: Canty Sec Schools Champs and race postponed until next Tuesday 22 August. 1.2 metres of new snow along with... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: Mt Hutt is ON HOLD until 10am. Boom! The storm has cleared and left us with 1.2m of powder. A thin breakable rime... 5 days ago
  • MtHutt: For everyone planning to visit us tomorrow, please understand there may be delays in the morning as we deal with... 6 days ago
  • MtHutt: [WARNING - EXPLICIT POWDER!] Conditions on the hill look a lot like this today! Light dry powder.. and lots of it... 6 days ago
  • MtHutt: Want to come work and play with us up at Mt Hutt? We currently have vacancy for a Barista so if you make a killer... 7 days ago
  • MtHutt: We're really sorry folks - as much as we hate to do this to you - we have to close the mountain. Our grit is not... 7 days ago