Nestled high inside the eastern rim of the Southern Alps is Mt Hutt ski area, which receives some of the deepest, lightest, driest powder in Australasia. Overlooking the spectacular vista of the sprawling patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains with the blue Pacific Ocean in the far distance, skiers and snowboarders from all around the […]
Nestled high inside the eastern rim of the Southern Alps is Mt Hutt ski area, which receives some of the deepest, lightest, driest powder in Australasia. Overlooking the spectacular vista of the sprawling patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains with the blue Pacific Ocean in the far distance, skiers and snowboarders from all around the world can revel in the longest season in the Southern Hemisphere.
Powderhounds just won’t believe their luck. With plenty of adrenaline-pumping black diamond runs on the South Face, extreme skiers and boarders will have as many different challenges as they can handle. The wide open terrain is great for first-time skiers and families too. Mt Hutt’s new specially designed Children’s Centre, Ski and Snowboard School and purpose built beginners area will definitely teach you a thing or two.
Snowmaking starts in May, ensuring great snow for the whole season. All this is just one hour’s drive from cosmopolitan Christchurch and a stone’s throw from the friendly country town of Methven, Mt Hutt’s village.
365 Hectares (excludes Rakaia Saddle Chutes of 107 hectares)
1 High Speed 6 Seater, 1 Quad Chair, 1 Triple Chair, 1 Magic Carpet
Beginners 25%, Intermediates 50%, Advanced 25% (excludes Rakaia Saddle Chutes)
Early June to late October
Licensed Brasserie – Beaches and the Sky High Cafe
Rental – Ski, Boots and Poles, Snowboard and boots and clothing. Ski and Snowboard Repair, Ski storage
Retail outlet – ski accessories and clothing.
First aid and emergency services
Licensed creche and dedicated One Stop Childrens Centre
2 FIS specification halfpipes and 10,000 square metre terrain park
Daily service to/from Methven
International – 2km
|SKI TIME LODGE & APARTMENTS ***|
Location: A 5-minute walk to the town centre. Facilities: Restaurant & bar, lounge area, drying room, ski storage, workshop, guest laundry & free parking. Rooms: Private bathroom facilities, deluxe rooms only have TV/Video. Sleeps: Standard Rooms sleep a maximum of 4 adults (2 Bunk Beds); Deluxe Rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults(3 Singles).
2 or 3 bedroom apartments also available.
Includes daily continental breakfast.
Comments: Big on atmosphere – big on food – big on service! A great place with open fires and cosy lounge atmosphere for both locals & visitors.
|BRINKLEY VILLAGE RESORT ****|
Location: A 3-minute walk to the town centre. Facilities: Restaurant (dinner only) & bar, tennis court, outdoor hot tubs, shared guest laundry, children’s playground & off street parking.
Rooms: Studio rooms have limited kitchen facilities, TV & telephone; 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments have full kitchen facilities, Sky TV & spa bath.
Sleeps: Studio rooms sleep a maximum of 2 adults (1 Queen or 2 Singles); Two Bedroom apartments sleep a maximum of 4 adults (1 Queen & 2 Singles).
Three Bedroom apartments sleep a maximum of 6 adults (1 Queen & 4 Singles, or 2 Queens and 2 singles).
Comments: Very good standard of accommodations offering the flexibility and privacy of apartment living along with the convenience of a restaurant & bar on-site.
|METHVEN RESORT HOTEL ****|
Location: A 10-minute walk to the town centre. Facilities: Restaurant & bar, lounge, outdoor hot pools, spa & sauna, heated swimming pool, ski lockers, drying rooms & free car parking. Rooms: Private bathroom facilities, fridge/mini bar, direct dial telephone & tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps: All rooms sleep a maximum of 4 adults (1 Double & 2 Singles).
Comments: Enjoy the spacious guest rooms or one of the three hot pools situated around the resort.
|TERRACE DOWNS HIGH COUNTRY RESORT*****|
Location: A 20-minute drive to the town centre.
Facilities: Restaurant & Bar, beauty spa facilities, library, open fires, 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop & car parking. Complimentary continental breakfasts included daily.
Rooms: Hillside Studio – private bathroom facilities, fridge & tea/coffee making facilities; Golf & Terrace Villa – private bath facilities, double spa bath, fully equipped kitchen & a balcony; Chalets also available.
Sleeps: Hillside Studio & Golf Villa sleeps a maximum of 2 adults (1 King or 2 Singles); Two Bedroom Terrace Villas sleep a maximum of 4 adults (2 Kings or 4 Singles);
hree Bedroom Terrace Villas sleep a maximum of 6 adults (3 Kings or 6 Singles).
Comments: With luxurious comforts and modern amenities, your accommodation will be thoroughly appreciated after a great day on the slopes.