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Mt Hutt

About Mt Hutt

Located in the middle of the South Island, only 90 minutes from Christchurch, Mt Hutt is where you’ll find the most reliable snowfall in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, by the  end of July 2017 the base was over 270cm in some areas. Voted New Zealand’s best Ski Resort at the 2019 World Ski Awards, Mt Hutt is high and it’s wide. Most days at the summit you can see from one side of the country to the other, from the jagged spine of the Southern Alps to the West, right across the patchwork of pastureland to the Pacific Ocean on the East. Mt Hutt is Canterbury’s own “big mountain” with runs to accommodate families on a fun day in the snow, as well as the variety it takes to entice even the hottest skiers and snowboarders. Mt Hutt is a 30 minute drive from the town of Methven, a friendly alpine village with lots of accommodation on offer. Methven is very affordable and only an hour from Christchurch, which means it is easy to access and there are many cheap flights on offer.

Why Ski Mt Hutt?

  • New Chairlift for 2021 - Increased capacity, better performance in wind and faster!
  • Value for Money Lots of accommodation to choose from at affordable prices
  • Snow Depth - Best snowfalls in the Southern Hemisphere!

Resort Stats

  • 25% Beginner Terrain
  • 45% Intermediate Terrain
  • 30% Advanced Terrain
  • 5 Number of Lifts
  • 26 Skiable Runs
  • Top Elevation 2086m
  • Vertical Drop 683m
  • Longest Run 2km
  • Nearest Airport & Distance Christchurch - 60 minutes from Methven

Where is Mt Hutt?

Mt Hutt is located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island. Visitors stay at the nearby town of Methven, which is only 1 hour from Christchurch


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Abisko Lodge Methven

Abisko Lodge – Methven
New Zealand

Abisko Lodge is perfect for the more budget conscious traveller who wants a little privacy and a private room. Thirteen private lodge rooms, all with ensuites and a combination of bedding choices makes for a comfortable stay for guests. Choose from single, twin, double, triple or quad share rooms in many combinations of bedding options from singles, to queen and singles or king beds. All the linen is supplied including electric blankets, microfibre comforter quilts and quality bedspreads to keep you as warm as toast.

Breckenridge Lodge

Breckenridge Lodge
New Zealand

Breckenridge Lodge has 16 rooms with a variety of configurations, allowing for single, twin, double, triple and Triple family stays. Sumptuous warm beds await you. Each room is complete with a private ensuite, fresh towels and linen, electric blankets, television, alarm clock radio and heating for your comfort. Included is a FREE Continental breakfast.

brinkley resort

Brinkley Resort Methven  New Zealand

Mt Hutt's Brinkley Resort is recognised as one of New Zealand's most popular family winter holiday destinations and also a preferred Conference centre choice for numerous NZX listed companies.

Central Apartments Methven

Central Apartments Methven New Zealand

Located at Number 7 Methven Chertsey Rd. our Central Apartments are the newest Luxury Apartments to be built in Methven / Mt. Hutt Village. Each of our six Apartments is fully and tastefully furnished to make your stay truly comfortable and enjoyable.

redwood lodge

Redwood Lodge Methven New Zealand

Redwood Lodge features a guest lounge with log fire, and a sunny courtyard with views of the mountains. It is just 4 minutes’ walk from various shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Free on-site parking is provided.

mtt hutt ski time lodge

Ski Time Lodge New Zealand

Everything about Ski Time is just right, from the open fires, classy decor, extensive wine list, fantastic food and brilliant service. The stylish cosy atmosphere and warm welcome will ensure you never want to leave! Accommodation is tasteful, modern and well appointed. Located only just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch International Airport, 30 mins drive from Mt Hutt Ski Area and a 5 minute walk from the town centre of Methven.


Southern X Lodge Methven New Zealand

Just one hours drive from Christchurch, we have 45 rooms, all with ensuites. Facilities at our lodge include a large lounge with pool table and cosy fire, separate dining room, and large function/meeting/training room.'

The Lodge

The Lodge Methven New Zealand

The Lodge Methven The Lodge offers quality central accommodation combined with our Crossroads bar & restaurant. We’re located in the

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