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Christchurch - Canterbury
Mt Hutt ski area, Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

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Voted New Zealand's "Best Ski Resort" (2015 - 2017), Mt Hutt has a 683-metre drop, four freestyle parks and 365 hectares waiting to be explored.

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It's easy to get to the slopes

Driving in winter is easy, just hire a car and set off at your own pace. Or, if you don't fancy driving, just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on one of the many shuttle buses that will bring you straight to the ski field.


Before you pack your beanie and gloves, check out our list of must-knows.

Can I drive to the mountain?

Yes, Mt Hutt is accessible by car and driving yourself means you can arrive or leave whenever you want. For more information on driving in winter, click here.

Driving times to Mt Hutt:

Shuttle bus

Hop on one of the regular shuttle buses that run to and from convenient pick up locations across Christchurch and most major accommodation providers in Methven.

How much is a mountain pass?

An adult lift pass costs NZ$104 while a youth (11-17 years) is $53. Children 10 years and under ski for free. You can hire ski gear in the towns or on the mountain.

Are there other ski areas nearby? 

Yes, if you're after a club ski field experience, why not try the Selwyn 6 - including Porter's Ski area, Mount Cheeseman, Temple Basin, Mount Olympus, Broken River and Craigieburn? Or nearby in Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie, you can ski Mount Dobson, Roundhill or Ohau ski areas, and in Hanmer Springs you can try Hanmer Springs ski area.

What else is there to do apart from ski?

Soak in hot pools, go stargazing or try wine-tasting at vineyards, there's plenty of off-mountain experiences to enjoy.  



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