Skiing Mount Hutt

Skiing Mount Hutt

Written by mighway

If you’re looking for ideas for an amazing trip this winter, then you can’t go wrong with skiing. Not only is it one of the most popular winter sports, but a trip to a ski lodge offers fun and excitement for the whole family. And when it comes to skiing in New Zealand, there’s no better place to go than the Mount Hutt ski field. Hire a campervan in Canterbury and ski at one of the best spots in New Zealand.

Skiing Opportunities

Let’s talk about why this is a great place for skiers. First, it has a variety of terrain for everyone. Mount Hutt boasts the South Island’s highest chair lift, and in total has chair lift access to over 700 metres of vertical lift. In other words, the chair lifts can take you high up the mountain for a challenging run. On the other hand, there are plenty of places for less experienced skiers to go and feel challenged while still enjoying themselves.

Meanwhile, Mount Hutt also offers more opportunities for longer. This mountain claims one of the longest ski seasons in the country, with the mountain completely skiable through mid-October.

Nearby Fun

Mount Hutt is located close to the town of Methven, which offers a wide array of shops, pubs, live entertainment and other opportunities for fun for when you’re done on the slopes. Even better, this is a relatively small community — sure, you can go to places like Queenstown and get the “party” atmosphere, but if you’re looking for a more relaxed place to chill, Methven and Mount Hutt is where to be.


The best part is this: you get all of this without breaking the bank. Because it’s a smaller area there’s less chance you’ll get a “tourist” price in the shops, and a ski pass is much more affordable than other places. In fact, kids under 10 ski free all season long! So, you can bring the whole family without worrying about your bottom line.

And if you want to go even cheaper, a campervan hire in Canterbury from gives you more chances to go anywhere and do everything on your Mount Hutt vacation for less. Why not give us a try today to see what you can find?