Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort six years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide-open terrain, leg-burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!
Welcome to Mt Hutt
Get a taste of what to expect at Canterbury's main ski field, we've tried to include all the juicy highlights about Mt Hutt right here. Scroll on!
Your Mountain Is Calling
683 Vertical Drop
2X Surface Lifts
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
OPENING DATES & TIMES WINTER 2021
JUNE 11TH – OCT 17TH
Daily operations 9am – 4pm
Weekend First Tracks 8-9am
Afternoon Pass 12:30-4pm
Mt Hutt Ski Area
Why do we do it? Why do we get up before the sun rises, hunt for the missing glove, gather your mates that aren't ready to be woken... You'll see.
Ski more and save more with our multi-day lift pass discounts. Explore Mt Hutt before the sun rises with a First Tracks pass on Saturdays and Sundays.
Learn to ski or snowboard with our fun and experienced instructors or take your skills to another level with group or private coaching for all ages and abilities.
Kit yourself out with skis, snowboards, boots, poles, clothing and helmet rental. All available at Mt Hutt. Upgrade to performance rentals and shred like a pro!
For The Kids
We cater for the whole family, Kids 7 & under ski for free at Mt Hutt. From 5 years and up we can help your kids have a great day on the snow with lessons to build their skills.
Start your day with untouched corduroy, watch the sunrise as you and your mates lap the Summit Six.
First Tracks is on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-9am. First tracks passes are available with any valid day or season pass purchased from Guest Services. First Tracks operation is subject to conditions, please check our weather page for daily updates.
Sightseeing & Snowplay
You don't need skis to enjoy Mt Hutt. Take a sightseeing trip on the Summit Six Chairlift for stunning views over the Canterbury Plains.
Looking for a little more fun on the snow, we’ve got you covered too with Yooner and Toboggan hire available.
Car parking and transport
We have free car parking right outside our base facilities at the bottom of the lifts. When the top car park is full, our friendly team will direct you into one of our overflow car parks, which are serviced regularly by a free shuttle service. Check out the Snow Report on our website or the Mt Hutt radio station (94.10FM) for daily updates on the road conditions and car park availability.
Don’t want to worry about the car park being full or the road conditions? The daily Mt Hutt bus service departs from most major accommodation providers in Methven with a pick-up scheduled service to and from Mt Hutt Ski Area. There is also the Snowman Shuttles which provide daily transport services to/from both Christchurch and Methven.
Soak up the views from the highest altitude spa in New Zealand! Perched on the top of Hutt, and accessible from the Summit Six Chairlift, Alpine Spas have kitted us out with a spa pool that has all the bells and whistles. Sit back, let the beats drop and soak it up.Alpine Spa Pools
Update your ski gear or replace that missing glove. Our retail shop at Mt Hutt stocks the latest in ski gear to ensure you can ski or ride in comfort and style. We also sell medical supplies, as well as sweets and chocolates. We accept mypass money and Season Pass holders receive a 10% discount.
Worried about your gear on the mountain? At Mt Hutt, we offer secure day storage facilities, check in with our team to secure your locker. Hiring equipment from us on the mountain and coming back the next day? Save time in the morning with our overnight storage. Simply return your ski gear back to the Rental Department and we'll take care of the rest.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM
Come and join us in beautiful New Zealand for an unforgettable ski or snowboard instructor training course in Queenstown or at Canterbury’s Mt Hutt Ski Field.
THIRD PARTY INSTRUCTING
All instructing and guiding at Mt Hutt is restricted to the instructors of Mt Hutt Snow Sports School.
All NZSki mountains including Mt Hutthold an exclusive commercial operation concession from the Department of Conservation. Further action may be taken with anyone who is found to be instructing/guiding without written permission.
Third party instructing and guiding enquiries may be made to Mt HuttSnow Sports School management