Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt is located on New Zealand’s South Island and conveniently located only 90mins from Christchurch. It receives on average 4 metres of snow and has one of the longest snow seasons in NZ. Mt Hutt is an affordable holiday for families with plenty of Kids Ski for Free deals.


Beginner 11%
Intermediate 64%
Advanced/Expert 20%

At a Glance

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Skiing & Boarding

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!


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

Mt Hutt is an easy, and scenic 90 minute drive from Christchurch and just 35 minutes from Methven. There are daily shuttles to/from Methven and Christchurch.

Getting There & Around

There is no accommodation on-mountain at Mt Hutt but Methven (35 minutes away) has an excellent range of accommodation including bed-and-breakfasts, motels/hotels, apartments, and luxury lodges..

How Far

Christchurch Airport 108km

1.5 hrs Drive

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Hotels in Mt Hutt

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, free off-street parking, 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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