News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Mt Hutt NZ Opens With Skiing From The Summit (16-Jun-08)

MT HUTT, NZ, JUNE 16, 2008 - New Zealand’s Mt Hutt ski area out of Christchurch in the Canterbury region has opened

New Zealand’s Mt Hutt ski area out of Christchurch in the Canterbury region has opened with skiing and riding from the summit, the first time this has happened in the last decade, reflecting a strong start for the season.

Early snowfalls and ideal temperatures for snowmaking have provided visitors with a 35cm snow base from top to bottom of the mountain.

Lifts open include The Summit Six Chair reaching the summit of Mt Hutt in just five minutes, whilst providing access to Morning Glory. The Exhibition Quad Chair is also open providing access to the top of Highway 72 and Broadway.

The Up & Go Terrain Park is open with three beginner to intermediate jibs (Butterbox, flat down rail and a flat box) and a small jump set up in the brand new High Country Mini Park, which is already proving to be a big hit by park users.

New features at Mt Hutt this year include a new terraced mini terrain park to ease progression from novice through to intermediate level, a refurbished function room offering private groups of up to 100 people a relaxed and informal atmosphere overlooking the slopes, and an exciting array of new features in the new High Country for both the Big Park and the Mini Park.

Improvements have also included the addition of twenty three new snow guns to Mt Hutt’s snowmaking arsenal.

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