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Nestled high inside the eastern rim of the Southern Alps is Mt. Hutt Ski Area, overlooking the patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains with the blue Pacific Ocean in the far distance. Mt. Hutt has plenty of adrenaline-pumping black diamond runs on the South Face, and lots of wide open terrain for first-time skiers. Snowmaking starts as early as mid-May. Last season stage three of the base lodge development was completed, which included expansion of the deck (double the size), covered walkway at the rear of the lodge, renovations to the cafe for servicing needs and a clock tower.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 06/15/2013
Projected Closing Ski Season: 10/06/2013
Projected Days Open: 115
Days Open Last Year: 106
Years Open: 41
Average Snowfall: 157"
Pros: terrain, views, native parrots
Cons: 20 minute drive to lodging in peaceful Methven. Road can close.
Pros: Great in the afternoon when things soften up
Cons: A transition from learner to beginer slopes deserves critical evaluation
Pros: No-one on the mountain (because it was shut)
Cons: often closed due to wind
Pros: great weather
Cons: big difference between learning & beginner slope
Mount Hut, Mounthut, Mounthutt