I am an intermediate skier and found Mt Hutt to be fun and challenging. I enjoyed 3 out of 4 days with sunshine and light snow. 1 day was almost a 'white-out' and you couldn't see 20mtr in front of you. The drive up to Mt Hutt by Bus was thrilling, especially for the 1st time. The bus drivers were 100% experienced. We stayed at "The Lodge" in Methven which was extremely roomy. We had the best bacon & egg toasties at 'Primo e Secundo Cafe' it is worth tracking down and they are open 7am. We hired our equipment from "Big Al's" - Richard was welcoming, friendly & helped us with some of our Japanese for our next trip to Furano, Japan. I will definitely come back to conquer more blue runs.