Mt Hutt

Your Mountain


Jutting out of the Canterbury Plains, at 2086m above sea level, you’ll find bolstering wide-open terrain, monster snowfalls and leg-burning runs to challenge any enthusiast. This is Mt Hutt/ Ōpuke Canterbury’s local mountain.


With a short drive from Christchurch International Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed with our kiwi hospitality. Kicking back at Ōpkue Kai café, sipping a flat white is a rite of passage for first timers to long time visitors.

Community runs deep here. It's been over 50 years since pioneering community groups like the Methven Lions had an ambitious plan to create a road up to a prospective basin. That can-do kiwi attitude remains at the forefront of what we do here at Mt Hutt.

Lap up fresh corduroy, finesse your jibbing abilities at one of our many Parks or soak up next level views across the plains from the Alpine Spa.

Recent investment in snowmaking and new lifts ensures long seasons and comfortable rides. Hutt’s eight-seater highspeed chairlift is a New Zealand first, with a speedy 2 minute ride from bottom to top.

At the end of the day, head down the mountain to Methven - a charming town where tractors roll down the main street, hot tubs await and locals flock to The Blue Pub for après – kiwi style.

It’s no wonder Mt Hutt has been voted NZ’s best ski area for 9 years in a row. Come and check it out for yourself!