Mt Hutt - The heart of the Southern Alps
Regarded as New Zealand’s high country ski area, Mt Hutt has a true Kiwi atmosphere and hospitality to match.
At 2086m Mt Hutt has one of the largest vertical drops in the South Island and the greatest variety of terrain ranging from long, super-wide groomed runs to double black diamond chutes. And the views from the summit are breathtaking.
Offering one of the longest snow seasons in New Zealand, Mt Hutt has a well developed trail network suited to all snow lovers from the total beginner through to the world’s top pro racers and riders. It is also famous for offpiste chutes and powder bowls for expert skiers and riders.
Facilities and service are world-class with modern, high speed chairlifts, a 10,000sqm terrain park and beginner/novice mini park as well as a warm, comfortable base building with expansive sun deck.
An ongoing investment programme this year delivers more snow and improved trails for even better skiing and riding conditions through three new state-of-the-art snow groomers and new snow making compressors.
A new cutting edge ski rental system designed by Head will deliver brand new skis and reduce the amount of time taken during the fitting process allowing skiers maximum time on the slopes.
Expect an exciting winter in the ‘Capital of Speed’, as Mt Hutt’s race arena is known, in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Many of the world’s fastest skiers will be training there this season offering fantastic spectator action and inspiration.
Mt Hutt is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch and 35-minutes from Methven.