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Mt Hutt Ski Resort

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„Mt Hutt Ski Area“ right above the ski village Methven is due to its proximity to the pacific ocean known to be one of the snow surest ski resorts in the southern hemisphere. When the notorious...
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Mountain Stats

Elevation4718 ft - 6844 ft
Opening DayJun 12, 2020
Closing DayOct 11, 2020
Capacity 5900 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult NZD119
1 day youth NZD59
1 day child free
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Total 5
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Length 24.9 miles
Number of Slopes 25

The Ski Resort

Mt Hutt is located about 80 km west of Christchurch, New Zealand, rising to the west of the Canterbury Plains in the South Island. Mt Hutt is home to the largest skiable terrain in the South Island with 3.65 square km. Offering excellent beginner skiing with a magic carpet and beginner area, good intermediate and advanced trails as well as outstanding designated black runs and large off-piste areas, the ski resort caters for the needs of both ski novices and avid skiers.

Ever Heard of Mount Shut?

Receiving about 4m of average snowfall per year, the season lasts from June to October with its access road being closed every now and then, giving the ski area the nickname Mount Shut. Along with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, Mt Hutt is managed by NZSki. Three lifts, a slow zone, four freestyle terrain parks, more than 20 designated black runs, 4 advanced trails, 11 intermediate runs, and 4 beginner runs make for great days on the slopes with plenty of variety on offer.

Neat Dining Options

When you've worn yourself out with your adventure-of-choice for the day, there are cozy options to keep you occupied and full: Mt Hutt offers two great dining options, both located in the main base building. The Sky High Café is your go-to for fast and easy meals such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches, sushi, salads and excellent coffee. Huber's Hut is for those looking for comfort, who love to dine inside in front of the fire or outside on the sun deck. Homemade soups, pasta, mulled wine and hot chocolate are calling your name.

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 902 acres of slopes and terrain, Mt Hutt is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in New Zealand.
  • Mt Hutt is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in New Zealand.
  • Elevated between 4718 ft and 6844 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 5 highest elevated Ski Resorts in New Zealand. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2126 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average snow depth of 7 " at summit elevation and 5 " at the base. Therefore Mt Hutt is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in New Zealand.
  • Mt Hutt features 43 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 28 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in New Zealand.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Length: 1.2 miles
Vertical Drop: 2204.7 ft


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