Mt Hutt Ski Area
This is New Zealand’s best ski resort! Voted three times in a row at the World Ski Awards, Canterbury’s big mountain is loved for its hospitality, high altitude, legendary runs, and kids4free deal where kids aged 10 and under get a free day pass. This makes Mt Hutt the ultimate family holiday!
For the more experienced, there are dedicated terrain parks with the highest chairlift in the South Island servicing challenging terrain and plenty of off-piste to cut fresh lines across the 365 ha field. State of the art snowmaking facilities across all main trails also ensure one of the longest seasons in the Southern Hemisphere.
Located an hour and a half from Christchurch airport, and just 30 minutes from the pretty alpine town of Methven, come and experience award-winning service, smiles and big mountain adventure.
Kids aged 10 years and under receive FREE day lift passes.
Other family stuff
The Methven Kids 4 Free deal means that every child 10 years and under receives free accommodation and meals in Methven, when accompanied by a paying adult, plus free lift passes every day at Mt Hutt.
New Zealand's first enclosed, beginners surface lift services the gentle and wide beginners area, leading to further beginners space with another surface lift, ensuring your children have plenty of space to practice.
Mt Hutt now offers a new family fun zone; Hood’s Hollow. Which offers fun, beginner terrain which is accessible from their lower chairlift, The Exhibition Quad Chair. It includes fun weaving runs, banked turns and even a tunnel! Aimed at helping upskill beginners transitioning to intermediate terrain, it’s also great fun for kids!
Mt Hutt offers great value skiing and snowboarding packages for all ages, including ski or snowboard hire, lift pass and a group lessons. All the easy beginner trails are located above the base area.
Keep an eye out for their mountain mascots, Spike and Shred, often seen playing in the snow and showing kids (and grown-ups) how to have fun times on the slopes!
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Skiwiland Early Learning Centre caters for children aged from three months to five years of age. Skiwiland is a registered Early Learning Centre with the NZ Ministry of Education and offers three age distinct childcare programmes. Outdoor activities are provided for those kids aged two and above and include playtime in the snow with our fully qualified staff.
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Book the Mt Hutt Ski Bus with Methven Travel, who offer transport from both the nearby town of Methven and Christchurch.