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Mount Hutt Ski Resort

Mount Hutt Resort Guide

Mount Hutt, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Mount Hutt Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates and Snowboarders.
Highest Lift2,080m6,824ft
Resort Height1,400m4,593ft
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Timaru
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Mount Hutt at a glance

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

 When will it snow in Mount Hutt?

The next notable snow forecast for Mount Hutt is 9cm4in, expected on 25 September, with around 13cm5in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Mount Hutt Facts, Stats and Ratings

Mount Hutt Rated

Ratings for Mount Hutt
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Mount Hutt?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Mount Hutt
Highest Lift2,080m6,824ft
Lowest Piste1,400m4,593ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Hutt)1,400m4,593ft
Max Vertical680m2,231ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Mount Hutt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Mount Hutt
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Mount Hutt Summary

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Mount Hutt has direct access to 30 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,080m6,824ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Mount Hutt - On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Mount Hutt is 2km1 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'South Face'.

Skiing in Mount Hutt

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

Snowboarding in Mount Hutt

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

When is Mount Hutt open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Mount Hutt.


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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Mount Hutt.

Snow Making

Mount Hutt is able to make snow, with 54 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Mount Hutt?

Mount Hutt is in the New Zealand Alps in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

How can I get to Mount Hutt?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Mount Hutt are Christchurch, Timaru and Hokitika, all within three hours drive. Christchurch is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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