Ski New Zealand | Mt Hutt Christchurch

Easy access from Christchurch

Mt Hutt offers a huge range of skiing that will keep everyone happy! Perfect for families who are just starting out, right up to skiers and snowboards who have had multiple seasons on the snow, come and enjoy the spectacular views and some genuine kiwi hospitality, all just a 35 minute drive from Methven with easy access to Christchurch.

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Getting There

Mount Hutt Ski Field is located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, approximately 2 hours drive from Christchurch. Shuttle bus services are available from Christchurch and Methven, and a car park is available on site for those driving.


  • Food and drink: The base lodge offers various food options such as Sixteen10 coffee bar, Sky High Café and Opuke Kai. Additionally, you can also stop by the Corona Bar located halfway down the mountain at the top of Highway 72 and Broadway runs while skiing.
  • Retail store: open 7 days from 9am to 4pm
  • Ski storage: secure day storage is available with on-mountain lockers and you can pay by credit card or EFTPOS, overnight storage is available for Mt Hutt rental equipment only - pre-book your rental equipment with your travel specialist. This is handy so you don't have to cart your equipment down and up the mountain every day.
  • Mt Hutt offers free parking in their main and lower shuttle car parks. On busy days, additional parking is available with a free shuttle service to the base area. Real-time updates on the car park and road status can be found on their website.
  • First aid: Mt Hutt Snow Patrol manage any medical situations or emergencies


  • Mount Hutt Ski Field offers a ski school program for children (ages 3-6), and a Kids Club program for children (ages 7-14). Both programs are run by experienced instructors and provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn to ski or snowboard.
  • Skiwiland: fully licensed early learning centre offering a range of experiences. Includes fun indoor and on-snow learning experiences (ages 2-5) or a group ski lesson with rental equipment (ages 3-5)


Lessons are available for skiing or snowboarding and cater to all levels from beginners to experts, all lessons can be pre-booked through your travel specialist.


Mount Hutt Ski Field offers a variety of terrain over 365 hectares, for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, with the longest run being 2.2km. The resort offers a mix of groomed runs, off-piste terrain, and terrain parks. There are also several chairlifts and a high-speed gondola that provide access to the mountain.

  • 25% Beginner
  • 45% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced & Expert

Mountain Facts

  • Mount Hutt Ski Field is one of New Zealand's largest ski resorts, with a skiable area of over 400 hectares.
  • Longest run: Outward Bound, 2.2km
  • Average snowfall: 3.5 metres
  • The resort was first developed in the 1970s and has been continually expanded and improved over the years.

Why Ski New Zealand?

Simple - Because every visitor to New Zealand deserves the very best experience.

At Ski New Zealand we know that simply selling you one of our Ski Packages isn't enough to ensure a great experience.

That’s why we take the time to prepare our suggestions to include the things we know our guests want and will enjoy. Almost 90% of the SKI NZ packages we create and book are tailor-made for our guests. We take the time to consult with you, learn about your group’s abilities, the kind of place you enjoy staying in, how you want to travel up and down the mountain and of course how you want to feel about your Ski Holiday. By this we mean some people want to be completely exhausted and exhilarated at the end of each day, some want to take it easy, enjoy a few runs and then a coffee or a wine. Everyone is different.
Our team of New Zealand specialists are based in Wanaka which if you didn’t already know is probably the best location to be in if you enjoy winter snow sports. Nearly everyone here enjoys skiing or snowboarding, some to extreme levels and others enjoy a more relaxed and family approach to the slopes. This means we have people who with real-life, real-time experience located right in the heart of New Zealand’s ski area. The advice they give comes with true local knowledge.

So if you want to explore Coronet Peak or the Remarkables in Queenstown, Cardrona, Snow farm or Treble Cone in Wanaka, Roundhill & Mt. Dobson in Tekapo or Mt. Hutt near Christchurch then talk to the team at Ski New Zealand before you book your next winter holiday.