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Mt Hutt Ski Resort Guide

Ski New Zealand

Mt Hutt Ski Resort Guide

Mt Hutt Ski Resort Guide

View from Mount Hutts Summit at the ski area, Mt Hutt photo

Mt Hutt

Photo credit: beuta1989

A Powder Run @ Mt Hutt! photo

Mt Hutt

Photo credit: s_vanbodegraven

Mt Hutt - 11th September 2003 photo

Mt Hutt

Photo credit: Kerry

Early morning Methven towards  Mt Hutt photo

Mt Hutt

Photo credit: Paul Ellis

Season starts on the 7th June., Mt Hutt photo

Mt Hutt

Photo credit: Snow Forecast Admin

Slope Stats

  • 2086m

  • 686m

  • 1400m

  • Acres of ski:900
  • Pistes:40+
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain Parks:4
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner10%
  • intermediate35%
  • advanced55%

Officially New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort for the fourth year in a row (Mt Hutt was voted New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort in 2015, ’16, ’17 and ’18 at the World Ski Awards), Mt Hutt is New Zealand’s big friendly mountain with snowfall and altitude delivering a long, white season. The altitude of 2086m with a 683m vertical drop makes it the South Island’s highest chair lift, attracting plenty of snow, leg-burning runs and some of the country’s most spectacular views. As well as Kiwi hospitality, enjoy wide groomed slopes, all-lift access for all abilities, top to bottom terrain parks with world class jumps and some of the best off-piste skiing around.
Mt Hutt has 365 ha of skiable terrain and state of the art snow-making to top up snow. As a member of The Methven Kids4Free Deal, children 10 and under get a lift pass free of charge during the season.


  • Nearest Airport:Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station:Ashburton
  • Tourist Office Phone:+64 3 302 8811
  • Tourist Office Website:
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
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  • Season opens:6 Jun 2020
  • Season closes:11 Oct 2020
  • Lifts:3 chairlifts
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Information supplied 31 May 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:22 Feb
  • Last Snowfall:22 February 2020
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1743 m)view full snow forecast

partly cloudy
10 NNW10
13 °CF-Level
15 NNW15
14 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
25 NW25
14 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Mt Hutt

Butch Stern from New Zealand writes:

I have been skiing Mt Hutt for the past 25 years. It has a mixed terrain that provides consistent challenges and enjoyment. The food and hospitality are good, the road is a challenge. Methven is a great town.
If you are looking for tree skiing, it is not there and the weather can come in strong. Being there is time well spent. Methven is a great community. Enjoy it, I do.

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