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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Whistler66 cm
Breckenridge57 cm
Vail55 cm
Aspen Mountain42 cm
Heavenly28 cm
Steamboat28 cm
Mammoth26 cm
Mount Cook26 cm
Niseko24 cm
Snowbird22 cm
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