NZ Ski Fields

Mt Hutt

The most complete terrain mix of any ski area in the South Island, this high-country ski area has a true Kiwi attitude and hospitality to match.

About Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt is conveniently located only 90 mins from Christchurch Airport so if you time it right with flights you can depart Australia in the morning and be at Methven checking into your accommodation all on the same day. If not we suggest staying overnight at one of the many airport hotels and making your way to the village first thing in the morning. It’s that easy.

Mt Hutt makes travelling with kids affordable and easy with so many Kids 4 Free deals. To start with children aged 5 years and under will receive FREE Lift access at Mt Hutt ski area.

Season Dates*

Season Start Season End
14 Jun 2024 13 Oct 2024

* Targeted dates subject to snow, weather and operating conditions.

Drive Times

From To Drive Time
Methven Mt Hutt 45 min
Christchurch Mt Hutt 2 hr 00 min
Christchurch Airport Methven 1 hr 15 min
Ashburton Mt Hutt 1 hr 15 min
Mt Hutt Ski Area, Canterbury

Why We Love Mt Hutt

Easy transport – Daily shuttles to and from Methven and Christchurch.

World-class facilities – Restaurant and cafe, retail outlet, rental service, storage lockers for NZ$10 per day, medical resources, and licensed childcare for kids aged three months to five years.

Four freestyle terrain parks – Extensive freestyle features across the mountain and a boarder/skier cross (subject to conditions).

Spring skiing – One of the longest snow seasons in New Zealand.

Kids go FREE! – Children 5 years and under receive a FREE lift pass.

Mt Hutt Ski Area, Canterbury


Terrain Type %


Skiable Area 386 ha
Elevation 2,086 m
Vertical 683 m
Longest Run 2 km
Average Snowfall 4 m p/a
Terrain Parks 4
Snowmaking 44 ha
Number of Lifts 5
Lift Hours - Standard 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lift Hours - First Tracks 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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