About Mt Hutt

Laughter is free and so are kids 10 years and under

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Dig out your winter woollies and pack for adventure. Kids4free at Mt Hutt and Methven village means families can make this year the winter wonderland holiday of a lifetime.

Just a one hour drive from Christchurch Airport, Methven's offering every child ten years and under FREE travel, FREE accommodation and FREE meals when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids ten and under also receive FREE skiing at Mt Hutt. For a full list of participating businesses and all the info visit www.kids4free.co.nz

Mt Hutt makes skiing with the family hassle free and a whole lot of fun:

  • Easy 35 min drive from Methven.
  • Dedicated learning facilities - suitable for all abilities
  • All day supervised kids programmed for 2 years upwards
  • One of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island. Varied terrain for beginner through to expert.
With the new kids4free programme there really is no excuse not to have a winter holiday in the South Island.


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During the Winter season, you can listen to the latest snow report by calling +64 3 308 5074 or you can view the report in full here.


Mountain Statistics

Skiable Area
365 Hectares (excludes Rakaia Saddle Chutes of 107 hectares)
1 high speed six seater, 1 quad, 1 triple, 1 Magic Carpet
Beginners 25%, Intermediates 50%, Advanced 25% (excludes Rakaia Saddle Chutes)
Season 2014
7 June 2014 (Scheduled Opening)
Licensed Brasserie - Huber's Hut and the Sky High Cafe. Guest Services & Ticketing. Snowsports School. Rental - skis and snowboards, boots and poles, ski & snowboard repairs, ski & snowboard storage. Retail outlet - ski accessories and clothing. First aid and emergency services. Licensed creche and all day dedicated childrens programmes.
42 Hectares
Ski Shuttles
Daily service to/from Methven & Christchurch
Operating Hours
9:00am to 4:00pm
Longest Run
International - 2km

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