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Ski Season

Methven may look small on the map, but the skiing and snowboarding variety packed into the Canterbury region of New Zealand is unbelievable!

There are two commercial ski areas, three heliskiing operators, the NZ Helipark and five clubfields to choose from - and all within two hours drive from the ski resort town of Methven New Zealand.

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt Ski Area is defined by its genuine Kiwi atmosphere. With one of the best mixes of mountain terrain in NZ, Mt Hutt is a must-do when visiting Methven and the Canterbury region. Views from one of the highest lift access points in the country are breathtaking.

The award winning Snowsports School and excellent facilities for learner skiers make Mt Hutt a popular choice for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Children aged six and under ski for free at Mt Hutt and a licensed Skiwiland Crèche and kids' facilities are also available.

Twenty five percent of Mt Hutt's terrain is dedicated to beginners, while 50 percent is accessible to intermediate skiers and riders and a further 25 percent suitable for advanced levels. Forty-two hectares are serviced by sophisticated snowmaking machinery.

Mt Hutt Ski Area, open early June to late October, is just over onehour’s drive from Christchurch and a 35-minute drive from Methven.