Mount Hutt Ski Field, Canterbury
Mount Hutt Ski Field - close to Christchurch with lots of off-piste and backcountry to explore.
Mount Hutt is the largest ski area in Canterbury and very accessible from Christchurch. It features a mixture of of man-made and natural snow on-piste as well as generous off-piste areas with wide open bowls, steeps and shutes. There is plenty of terrain for every level of skier at Mount Hutt.
The beginners have a large area in front of the base buildings. There are also wide, groomed runs spanning the length of the field as well as off-piste for intermediates and experts. The Towers and South Face offer plenty of varied terrain for the more advanced skier.
Conditions permitting, there is also back country skiing and snowboarding down North Peak with a helicopter pick up that drops skiers back to the car park.
Mount Hutt Quick Facts
|Annual Snow Fall (m)|
|Season Opens||Mid May|
|Season Closes||Late October|
|Skiable Area (hectares)|
|Base Altitude (m)||1403|
|Highest Altitude (m)||2075|
|Total Number of Lifts||4|
|Accommodation on Ski Area||No|