Methven

Methven is a quaint little country town 90 minutes from Christchurch. It is an ideal base for skiing at Mt Hutt which is only 30 minutes away and those looking to go heli skiing. There are also several club fields within two hours drive of Methven. The town of Methven is a great destination for a laid-back holiday.

Difficulty

Beginner 11%
Intermediate 64%
Advanced/Expert 20%

At a Glance

Terrain Area

365ha

Summit

2,086m

Mt. Vertical

683m

Season

Jun-Oct

Lifts

5

Food & Bars

4

Skiing & Boarding

Methven offers great skiing and boarding, Mt Hutt is the closest and most well known resort to Methven, there are also several club fields within 2hrs drive of Methven. 

Mt Hutt is one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island and a big mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders. It boasts 365 hectares of wide-open terrain and plenty of leg burning runs plus monster snowfall and spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains. It is perfect for every age and ability and fantastic for families with supervised kids’ programmes and Early Learning Centre for children age 3 months & up. There is also a mini park for rookies and intermediates whilst experts can hit the features in the advanced park. Many say, you have not skied New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!

Methven Heliskiing is the closest heliskiing to Christchurch and the Arrowsmiths terrain spans 3 mountain ranges. Nowhere else in NZ (outside of the Mt Cook area) can you find the glaciated high-alpine heliskiing terrain that Methven Heliski offers. Methven Heliski offers runs for all standards of heli-boarder and heliskier, beginner to expert with over 1000 square kilometres of terrain.

Activities

Off-mountain activities in the area include Lord of the Rings tours, hot air ballooning, golf, mountain biking, hiking, clay shooting and jet boating.

Getting There

Methven is easily accessible, just over an hours drive from Christchurch International Airport.

Getting There & Around

An excellent range of accommodation including bed-and-breakfasts, motels/hotels, apartments, and luxury lodges.

How Far

Airport:
Christchurch Airport 93km

Transfer:
1hr 15 minutes Drive

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Hotels in Methven

Ski Time Lodge and Apartments

Ski Time Lodge and Apartments are located only one hour from Christchurch International Airport, a five minute walk to the town centre and a 30 minute drive to Mt Hutt Ski Area. Ski Time offers Basic rooms to bedroom apartments across 2 buildings. Onsite licensed restaurant, bar, guest lounge, Wi-Fi, guest laundry and drying room, ski & snowboard storage, ski workshop and the ski shuttle bus pick up is across the road.

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