Corporate Functions & Group Events
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
Whether you’re hosting clients, taking the team out for a company day or hosting a personal event, we can cater for your function at Mt Hutt.
With packages to suit groups of all ability levels and function space available for hire, your group can rest easy in your own private space and enjoy everything the mountain has to offer. Assisting you with your booking, our mountain-based booking team is on hand from start to finish. If you're looking for information about school skiing, head to our School Groups page.
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To qualify for our adult group package a minimum of 20 participants is required.
We can cater for everyone in your group, from beginner to the most experienced, at our best value rates. Our package includes a full mountain pass, a full set of rental equipment, including helmet hire and an optional 2-hour lesson for everyone in your group.
If you have anyone that requires clothing hire, this is available for an additional rate.
After a great morning on the slopes, a hearty lunch is just what you need! Our on-mountain team are there to cater for your day and provide you with classic Kiwi fayre, helping to recharge your batteries for an awesome afternoon on the mountain.
Enquire with our team for pricing and catering options.
Ōpuke Kai is available to hire for your company day or private function – either the option of the loft only or the entire restaurant. Here you can come and go throughout the day, be it to rest your legs, enjoy a nice warm coffee or enjoy those well-deserved end of day beers!
Cost of hire will be dependent on your catering and group’s requirements.
For presentations and formal occasions, projector, whiteboard, microphone and other equipment is available upon request.
*Please be aware that Ōpuke Kai is only available for hire midweek and is not available during the New Zealand July School Holidays.
What are the costs?
The cost of group bookings will vary depending on your group's ski requirements in terms of lift passes, rental equipment and Snowsports lessons; group ability; group size; and if catering is required.
For a full quote for your group, please email us with the following information:
- Group name:
- Preferred date:
- Alternative date(s) if your preferred dates are not available:
- Number of adults and children in your group:
- Product required (Lift passes, rental equipment, snowsports lessons):
- Would you like a catering option?
- Would you like a quote for private function space for your group?
- Any additional information which may be relevant to your booking.
How early do we need to book?
Our capacity is limited so we recommend booking in advance with as much notice as possible. We open bookings from January each year.
We require a minimum of three (3) weeks’ notice to ensure we can provide everything you need for your visit. Final information for all catering requirements, lessons, as well as lift pass and equipment hire requirements are also required at this time.
How long does it take to travel to Mt Hutt?
Please note that travel times are approximate, please be aware that weather and road conditions may affect the time it takes for you to get to the mountain. Always make sure to check if chains are required, via our snow report, that you allow for extra time.
Travelling to Mt Hutt Ski Area from:
You should always be as prepared for the journey on the access road as you are for the mountain. In case of a breakdown or a quick weather change, you should always make sure to wrap up warm, with plenty of available snacks and water in case you are stationary for any length of time. We always strive for the safest conditions, however, it’s always best to be prepared for all situations.
How do I check the weather before my trip?
As we are situated in an alpine environment our weather can change very rapidly. You can check our Snow Report which is updated daily at 6.30am. This is the most up to date source that provides information on mountain status and the forecast for the day. Met service also provide a detailed forecast specific to Mt Hutt.
What information do you require about our group before we arrive?
We will ask you to complete a Key Information Document before your arrival that will allow us to cater for any dietary requirements, prepare all your lift passes and organise any lessons before your arrival.
Can you cater to all ability levels?
Yes! Our Corporate package offers an optional 2-hour morning group lesson for those who wish to partake in a lesson. This means that the most advanced in your group can hit the slopes, whilst those just starting to learn the sport can receive tuition from one of our fully qualified instructors.
Lesson times will be advised once your final numbers and ability levels have been confirmed. Lessons with less than 3 participants will be reduced to 1 hour.
Can we bring the kids?
Yes! We offer group lessons for children, aged 4 years and up for skiing and from aged 7 years for snowboarding. Our Groups Coordinator will advise of your options at time of booking.
What do we need to bring on the day?
Make sure you wrap up warm! Plenty of layers mean you’ll keep warm when it’s cold and are able to cool down when it’s hot. Make sure you bring eye protection, sun screen (yes, even in mid-winter!), hat, gloves and one pair of thick socks will do. Too many pairs of socks and your ski or snowboard boots can become very uncomfortable!
All our payments must be received no later than 7 days in advance. You will receive a refund for participants that do not attend on the day, less a $20 admin fee. A 100% refund will be provided for confirmation of any group member not attending 48 hours in advance of your trip.
Two weeks prior to your visit you may find it useful to double-check:
- The number of people still attending
- If anyone needs clothing
- Reconfirming the ability level of those who are undertaking lessons.
Having this information earlier will mean we can finalise payment for your group much easier. We only accept electronic payments via credit card or bank transfer. Please note that all credit card transactions, or debit card payments made over the phone will incur a 1.75% surcharge. Please ensure to allow two business days for bank transfers.
If you would like to reschedule your booking for any reason, we will need a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to avoid a cancellation fee of $20 per person. If you go ahead with your original booking, and we are not operational on the day of your visit, we will liaise with you to reschedule to another suitable day of your choosing, subject to availability.
We operate in an alpine environment, so it’s always best to be prepared for bad weather with some contingency planning. As mentioned in the above steps, we will need at least 48 hours’ notice to change your group booking to avoid a cancellation fee.
A cancellation fee will be charged at $20 per participant, should you choose not to visit us on your scheduled day, and we are still operational. In the event we are closed, there will be no cancellation fees. If the weather is looking inclement for your visit, we will be in touch to go through your options.
If we are closed, we will liaise with you to reschedule to another suitable day, subject to availability. If we are unable to reschedule you, you will receive a full refund for any amount paid in advance.
We have a large rental fleet on hand to accommodate your school group as best we can.
Please be aware that, although we always strive to fit your group with any specific requirements, we may be limited due to stock availability.
Your group will have a box with your name on it for students’ shoes. Please be aware this is for shoes only; all other belongings are to be left in the cubby holes on the main deck (or Ōpuke Kai if you have venue hire as part of your booking).
Helmets are included for all participants and is mandatory for all those participating in lessons. If some members of your group are snowboarding, they can also grab some wrist guards too at no extra charge!
Quick tips for getting through rentals:
- You only need one pair of good socks!
- Don’t tuck your pants into your boots (these should be left outside the boot).
- You don’t need to take your ski boots off for us to set skis! Make sure you keep them on and head to our ski and snowboard area.
- Grab your poles and helmet at the end. You can find these on the way out of Rentals, where one of our friendly staff members will be there to help you.
If any of your group needs additional clothing, just let us know, and we will organise to have those that require waterproof gear to our clothing area in one group to get them fitted up before collecting their gear. Please be aware that clothing is charged at an additional cost.
If any of your group wishes to upgrade to Performance Rental Equipment, they will need to pay for this with our Guest Services team.
We want to provide an accessible environment for all. Adaptive assistance can be provided for a range of needs, please ensure that notice is given no later than three weeks in advance of your trip.
Private adaptive lessons are available to those that require them. Adaptive lessons are charged at a reduced rate from our standard private lesson rate. Lesson charges do not include a lift pass and rental equipment, but this will be offered at the best available rate in addition to the private lesson.
We offer sit-ski and adaptive lessons on an availability basis and cannot guarantee that lessons will be available on your booked date. For those requiring a sit-ski adaptive lesson, we will require additional details of the participant, including height, weight, and level of experience on a sit-ski.
If you require disabled access parking, please notify us at least one week in advance so we can ensure this is reserved for you.
Who do I contact for group bookings?
For your day on the mountain, your best point of contact is Guest Services. For all enquiries, you can contact our Groups Coordinator on 03 307 6315 or visit the Guest Services desk. For all email enquires you can reach us at email@example.com.