Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort nine 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
365 Hectares
3X Chairlifts
2X Surface Lifts
2X Restaurants
2X Bars
Rentals Department
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
We Are Cashless

14 June - 13 October 2024

Daily operations 9am – 4pm
Weekend First Tracks 8-9am (starts 6 July)
Afternoon Pass 12:30-4pm
Weekend Après at Opuke Kai 4-5pm


Mt Hutt Ski Area

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First Tracks

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.

First Tracks

Sightseeing & Snow play

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.

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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 ski shuttle service.

To find out about daily updates on the road conditions and car park availability, check out the Snow Report on our website.

Don’t want to worry about a full car park or the road conditions? The daily Mt Hutt bus service provided by Methven Travel departs from most major accommodation providers in Methven with a pick-up scheduled service to and from Mt Hutt Ski Area. Alternatively, Snowman Shuttles provide daily transport services between Christchurch and Methven if you’re coming from further afield.

Parking FAQs

Alpine Spa

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.

Better yet, snap a photo while you're in there and you could win your very own spa! For more details, visit the Alpine Spa website.

Alpine Spa Pools

Snow Shop

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.

Ski rentals in Queenstown and Mt Hutt



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Mt Hutt News

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Ski Stats & MyPass Card

Your Ticket To The Mountain

Ski Touring & Backcountry

Safety First

Instructor Programs


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.


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