Mt. Hutt Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

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. 

A variety of apartments, bed and breakfasts, motels, lodges, hotels, holiday homes, farm stays, and backpacker facilities are located in Christchurch and Methven.

Terrain

Mt. Hutt offers terrain for all skier and snowboarder ability types. Known for being one of the largest ski areas in New Zealand; Mt. Hutt also has some of its best snow. The ski field prides itself on consistently having one of the longest ski seasons in the Southern hemisphere.  

Terrain is available for all levels of skiing and riding. Intermediate skiers are greeted with long sweeping runs and some steep pistes. Mt. Hutt also features world class terrain parks including a FIS certified half pipe. 

Inside Scoop

Base lodge with self service cafe, fully licensed brasserie and bar, retail clothing and equipment shop, ski and snowboard school, children's center, ski, snowboard and clothing rental, storage, ski and snowboard repairs, guest services and first aid.

Plan Your Trip

Mt. Hutt Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

32"
21"
14"
7"
2"
14"
Jun
27"
Jul
11"
Aug
12"
Sep
8"
Oct

Terrain Overview

10%
Beginners Runs
25%
Intermediate Runs
10%
Advanced Runs
55%
Expert Runs
40
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Longest Run
119 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 5

1
High Speed Sixes
1
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

6844'
Summit
2241'
Vertical Drop
4603'
Base

Important Dates

June 17, 20222022/06/17
Projected Opening
October 24, 20222022/10/24
Projected Closing
115
Projected Days Open
106
Days Open Last Year
50
Years Open
158"
Average Snowfall
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