Groups

Share the fun! We can cater for groups of almost any size at Mt Hutt, be it a corporate event, team building or school and university groups!

Schools

School Groups

Taking children out of the school environment can provide them with awe-inspiring experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives. A school ski trip to Mt Hutt provides a unique opportunity to support learning in ways that are consistent with your school’s curriculum and charter.

Why visit Mt Hutt

One of the longest snow seasons in NZ

A fantastic learner’s area

Wide open terrain with plenty of runs for skiers and riders of all abilities

A spacious base area with space for your group to relax when not on the snow

A well-managed and established teaching program supported by inspiring instructors who offer serious fun in a safe learning environment.

NCEA Credits

For a learning experience the kids won’t forget, time on the snow can count towards national curriculum qualifications. Students are encouraged to maximise their time with us by working towards NCEA credits in skiing and snowboarding.

International Schools

Mt Hutt offers a special package to Australian and International schools. Find all the details and pricing. Students must be 18 years and under - simply book now and pay in advance direct with Mt Hutt Group Bookings. This package is not available to university students or schools booking through an agent or third party intermediary.
Contact us directly for more details: groups@mthutt.co.nz or call us on: +64 3 307 6315.

Bookings

Our Group Bookings team is here to ensure a smooth and simple process for every group. Please read through our Group Booking Planner for all the details and pricing.
Contact us directly for more details: groups@mthutt.co.nz or call us on: +64 3 307 6315.

Group Information

Group discount

Mt Hutt offers a 10% group discount off selected products for 15 or more individuals traveling together visiting the ski area.

The discount is provided on the basis that the group is pre‐booked and pre‐paid before arrival with our Groups Coordinator.

The discount applies to

Lift passes (excluding Student Lift Pass and First Tracks Pass)
Equipment, clothing and helmet rental
Group lessons
Kids group ski or snowboard lessons (we call it Kea Club)
Starter Package
Progression Package

Universities

If you’re aged 18+ and enrolled full-time* with a tertiary institution or secondary school in New Zealand or Australia, you’re eligible for a student lift pass.

This is the best option for university groups as it represents a greater saving than our group discount on lift passes. The group discount does not apply to Student Lift passes. Evidence of full-time enrolment is required at the time of pass collection by presenting your student ID card and proof of full-time status*.

FAQs

What are the costs?

You can find an up to date list of our pricing in this PDF: NZ Regional School Booking Details.

When can I make a booking?

Our spots fill up fast and we operate on a first come first serve basis, we recommend getting in early to secure your preferred dates.

How long does it take to travel to Mt Hutt?

Mt Hutt Travel Times and Distances: 35 minutes or 26 km from Methven 1:40 hr or 114km from Christchurch 1 hr or 60km from Ashburton 1:50hr or 124km from Timaru

How can I check the weather before my trip?

As we are situated in an alpine environment our weather can change very rapidly. Call us on 03 308 5074. 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. Metservice also provide a detailed forecast specific to Mt Hutt.

What about accompanying adults?

We offer a 1:10 adult to student FOC ratio and a 1:10 adult to student, adult at student rate for every booking. Every adult after our ratios receives a 10% discount across our products (excluding private lessons, Performance Equipment Hire and Skiwiland).

What information will you require about my group before we arrive?

We will ask you to compile a key information sheet and send us a for all of your students. This enables us to preload all of your passes prior to your arrival. Key Information Sheet.

What should we wear 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!

Do you have a Risk Assessment Management Form?

Yes, please download our form here.