Mountain Safety

When skiing or riding at Mt Hutt, it’s important to follow the Snow Responsibility Code to ensure both your own and others’ safety on the mountain.

We have the Snow Responsibility Code available at Mt Hutt and detailed below.


Snow Responsibility Code:

Know your limits:

  • Ride to your ability, control your speed.
  • Be aware of the conditions.
  • Take a lesson.

Find your space:

  • Stop where you can be seen.
  • Give others room.
  • Look ahead.

Protect yourself:

  • Obey all signs and closures.
  • Tired, take a rest.
  • Wear a helmet.

Download the Snow Code.

View our backcountry touring access guidelines. 


Weather and Snow Report:

Mountain weather changes very quickly. To ensure you are safely equipped for the day, make sure you check the full Snow Report before you travel to Mt Hutt.

Our Snow Report is published early every morning and updated throughout the day as conditions change. The snow report is also available in print from some accommodation providers and retailers in Methven and broadcast on radio stations in most Canterbury each morning.

The early morning snow report is accurate at the time it is published however, conditions are subject to rapid change. Be sure to check details on this website and when you arrive on the mountain for the latest information.