The Southern Alps in Canterbury offer some of the most exciting experienced, advanced and expert terrain to be found around the globe.
Try the double black diamonds of Mt Hutt’s South Face including Main Chute down to Muesli Bowl.
Before you pack your beanie and gloves, check out our list of must-knows.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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