Mt Hutt Summer Open Day

NEW DATE: Sunday 1st March 2020

Discover Mt Hutt is an opportunity to explore Mt Hutt during summer. This community fundraising event offers spectacular scenery for walkers and challenging trails for mountain bikers.


Discover Mt Hutt is a community with members of the Methven Lions Club, Mt Hutt Ski Area staff, and the bus drivers of Methven Travel all giving their time to welcome visitors to the mountain. All proceeds are distributed to community groups and causes by the Methven Lions Charitable Trust.

Mt Hutt’s six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers and bikers to the summit where, weather permitting, they will be able to enjoy unrivaled views of the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains.


Visitors will be able to descent on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit. Music on the deck will be set up to entertain visitors.  Coffee bar, licensed café and the Lions famous BBQ will all be operating on the day.

In 2019 the team raised over $40,000, with the major benefactor being Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Open: 10am – 4pm

All admission includes free travel on the chairlift 10am - 4pm.



Mountain Biking


Kids 10 & under

Including those with bikes


Open from 10am
Volunteers will be serving hot & cold beverages and a selection of snacks

Road & Transport

Methven Travel will be running a bus service from the Methven i-site Visitor Centre from 9:30am onwards. The cost is $25 per person. Bookings are essential. Phone: 0800 684 888

Road Open

From 9am

Methven Travel Bus

From 9:30am

Whats On

Chairlift – Our six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift, walk or bike down.

Guided 4WD Tour – across the ski area, accessing the most stunning locations & showcasing the scenery, all from the comfort of our 4WD vehicles. $25 per person (after admission).

Slip & Slide – A massive slip & slide will be set up, brings togs!

Music – On the deck.

Refreshments – Hubers Hutt Bar & Café will be serving hot & cold beverages, and a selection of snacks. The mid-mountain Corona Bar will also be in operation with refreshments and a BBQ.

BBQ – Guests will be able to enjoy great barbeque food cooked by the Methven Lions.

Heli flights - Christchurch Helicopters will be offering scenic flights for $99.

Clay Shooting - NewZengland will be on site offering clay shooting $15 for 10 shots (age and size dependant).

Things to Know

All visitors are required to wear study footwear.

Children 1.2m and under must be accompanied by an adult on the Summit 6 chairlift.

Dogs on a leash are welcome (no dogs on the chairlift).

Water station(s) will be available.

As the terrain is steep and erosion likely, all riders must descend the summit on the 4-wheel drive tracks.

Café will be open for those wanting to watch proceedings and visitors will be able to enjoy great food cooked by the Methven Lions.

Postponement Date

If the weather is unsuitable, the alternative weather day will be Sunday 1st March 2020.

Information will be available on the Mt Hutt Snow Phone (03 308 5074), our website & Facebook page.

For further information please contact Deidra O’Shea – or 027 315 6420

Thanks to our sponsors