Mt Hutt Customisable Ski Holiday with Car Hire
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Mt Hutt Customisable Ski Holiday with Car Hire

Take a ski holiday to Mt Hutt this winter for some awesome skiing or snowboarding, staying in the closet town of Methven a short drive for you to be able to explore the 365 hectares, with a mixture of terrain to suit beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers.

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South Island Ski including Car Hire

This suggested tour costs from NZD$917 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

3 days/2 nights

Motels

 Rental car included

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Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch, enjoy the beautiful drive to Methven. Accommodation: Methven Motels and Apartments

Day 2: Explore the runs at the ever popular Mt Hutt ski field. Accommodation: Methven Motels and Apartments

Day 3: Spend another day on the snow enjoying the big snow atmosphere of Mt Hutt before heading home.

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Mt Hutt Customisable Ski Holiday with Car Hire - Day 1
Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

Ski New Zealand have a superb range of cars from all the top companies and with a range of insurance options and inclusions like ski racks, and snow chains that will suit you perfectly.

Christchurch to Methven

Heading out of Christchurch, you will drive through the town of Rakaia which sits on the southern side of the Rakaia River, and is 'the salmon capital of New Zealand'. The Rakaia bridge spans 1.8 kilometres of one of the world's best examples of a 'braided' river system. Next, it's onto Ashburton, which sits between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers. It is a large town that serves the local rural community. It has about six museums and some excellent craft galleries. Trout fishing is the local obsession, and the ski fields of Mt Hutt are an easy drive away. Point your car towards the Southern Alps and you'll be in Methven in about half an hour. The checkerboard fields of the Canterbury Plains provide soothing scenery all the way. The village of Methven is a mecca for those who love outdoor sports.

Your accommodation: Methven Motels and Apartments

Contemporary architectural design melded with immaculate presentation, tasteful decor and breathtaking views of Mount Hutt and surrounding peaks makes Methven Motels and Apartments the place to stay in Methven.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 85 kms / 53 miles : 1.1 hours

Mt Hutt Customisable Ski Holiday with Car Hire - Day 2
2 Day Lift Superpass with NZ Ski

This Superpass gives you 2 days of full access to Mt Hutt's lifts as well as great discounts. Head into the Snow Centre in Methven or guest services up on the mountain to obtain your MyPass card, ensure you have confirmation and identification with you. MyPass card will have your 2-day Superpass loaded onto it and on top of that, you can use your MyPass card as an on-mountain debit card to purchase anything on the mountain by adding MyPass money to it. Since we are a cashless mountain, it’s perfect for giving the kids something to buy their lunch with! Your personal MyPass account also shows your daily skiing and snowboarding statistics, purchased products, and other account details. Register your MyPass account online so you can measure your vertical meters against your mates!
Now you are ready to hit the slopes and explore all that Mt Hut has to offer.
And remember if the weather doesn't play ball on one of your days you can always exchange one of your Superpass days for an exciting off-mountain activity or towards a feast at your favourite Methven restaurant or cafe.

Mt Hutt Ski Field

Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort for seven years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide-open terrain, leg-burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!
Mt Hutt is your go-to for epic freestyle skiing and snowboarding with four terrain park zones featuring jumps and features for all abilities and with the Summit chairlift is an easy way to access great backcountry riding and skiing. 
Mt Hutt offers 365 hectares of skiable terrain for you to explore, with the longest run, a lengthy 2km. With its mixture of 25% beginners, 50% intermediate, and 25% advanced terrain there is a range of trails for everyone to conquer. Food and beverages are available at Sixteen10 Espresso Bar, Ski High Cafe, and Opuke Kai which offers mulled wine and an a la carte experience on the mountain, where you can recharge your batteries for your next run. For visitors to the South Island, it's easy to hire all the gear you need on the mountain, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. For the littlies, there is a licensed child's creche for 3 months to 5yrs and a snow sports school for both kids and adults who are finding their snow legs.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Clothing Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need for Mt Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing...

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Everything you need for Mt Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - NZSki: Equipment Rental

Everything you need for Mt. Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothin...

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Everything you need for Mt. Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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Your accommodation: Methven Motels and Apartments

Contemporary architectural design melded with immaculate presentation, tasteful decor and breathtaking views of Mount Hutt and surrounding peaks makes Methven Motels and Apartments the place to stay in Methven.
Mt Hutt Customisable Ski Holiday with Car Hire - Day 3
Another Day Mt Hutt Ski Field

Now you know your way around Mt Hutt base its time to start exploring more of the ski field.

Methven to Christchurch

Follow the inland scenic route across the Rakaia Gorge taking time to stop and enjoy the spectacular views of the river. The tiny villages of Windwhistle, Glenroy and Glentunnel guide you towards Darfield, a larger agricultural service centre and then onto the city of Christchurch.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Clothing Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need for Mt Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing...

Read more

Everything you need for Mt Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - NZSki: Equipment Rental

Everything you need for Mt. Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothin...

Read more

Everything you need for Mt. Hutt Skifield is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot.
Please note: you can not hire out gloves, goggles or sunglasses for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own or these items can be purchased from the retail outlets on each ski area, or in town.

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Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 92 kms / 57 miles : 1.1 hours

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