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Mount Hutt

Mount Hutt Ski Resort Guide

Mount Hutt, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates and Snowboarders.
Highest Lift2,080m
Resort Height1,400m
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Timaru
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Mount Hutt

The snowmaking capital of the southern hemisphere. Open treeless skiing with views over Canterbury plains to nearby city of Christchurch and the Pacific Ocean.

Summary

The New Zealand ski resort of Mount Hutt is in the New Zealand Alps at an altitude of 1,400m.

Mount Hutt has direct access to 30 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,080m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Mount Hutt offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Mount Hutt is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Mount Hutt.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Hutt?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mount Hutt.

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Ski Area Stats

Mount Hutt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
10
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
15
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
4

Altitudes

Mount Hutt Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,080m
Lowest Piste1,400m
Resort Altitude (Mount Hutt)1,400m
Max Vertical680m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Hutt
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
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Mount Hutt Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mount Hutt is 2km long and the most difficult run is the 'South Face'.

Location and Map

Where is Mount Hutt?

This ski resort is in the New Zealand Alps in Ashburton, Canterbury.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Hutt is Christchurch, 62 minutes drive away.

Timaru and Hokitika airports are all within three hours drive.

Christchurch is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 9,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 54 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mount Hutt open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Closed.

Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Early October.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Hutt, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mount Hutt Tourist Office for the latest.

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