Visiting Mt Hutt
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mt Hutt.
- Season opens17 Jun 2022
- Season closes16 Oct 2022
- Restaurants | Bars2 | 2
- Nearest Airport Christchurch
- Nearest Train Station Ashburton
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+64 3 302 8811
Mt Hutt Features
The terrain at Mt Hutt includes::
- Terrain Parks4
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Mt Hutt resort?
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.
Latest photos from Mt Hutt. View all photos at the Mt Hutt gallery page.
Explore Mt Hutt Location Map
Interactive Mt Hutt trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
Mt Hutt Live Weather
|Resort||Snow Depth||Temp. (°C)||Wind (km/h)||Weather|
|Top Lift:||2.1 m|
|Bottom Lift:||1.5 m|
When's the snowiest month to visit Mt Hutt?
What's the snow currently like in Mt Hutt?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Mt Hutt. View more information on the Mt Hutt detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionPacked powder or groomed snow
- Off-piste Condition—
|Upper snow depth:||211 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||154 cm|
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.
Resorts close to Mt Hutt
Discover ski resorts near Mt Hutt. Click below to view there ski resort guides.
- PortersLast snow: 1 cm Thu 11 AugLifts: 6Trails: —28 km away
- Mount OlympusLast snow: 1 cm Thu 11 AugLifts: 4Trails: —36 km away
- Mount CheesemanLast snow: 1 cm Thu 11 AugLifts: 3Trails: —40 km away
- Broken RiverLast snow: 1 cm Thu 11 AugLifts: 5Trails: —44 km away
- CraigieburnLast snow: 1 cm Thu 11 AugLifts: 3Trails: 2546 km away