Mt Hutt isn’t just Canterbury’s own big mountain – it’s also one of New Zealand’s largest ski areas with some of the best natural snow around. With an altitude of 2086m and a skiable area of 365 hectares, Mt Hutt has one of the longest vertical drops in the South Island and the greatest variety of terrain.
Ski My Hutt
On a clear day from the summit you can see the Pacific Ocean in one direction and into the heart of the Southern Alps in the other. Just a 25 minute drive from Staveley Heights, Mt Hutt is renowned for its big snow. Last year, Mt Hutt had a 10-year snowfall record, and combined with 92 snow guns, they consistently have one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island.
Featuring modern chair lifts and world-class facilities, the ski area is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Beginners feel just as comfortable on wide, groomed runs as the freestyle enthusiasts are on terrain parks, or the world-class athletes who train at the international race arena.
Restaurants & Cafes At Mt Hutt
Relax and kick back in Mt Hutt’s premier high country restaurant and café. Enjoy the fantastic views of the entire mountain on one side and the breathtaking view of the Canterbury planes on the other. Mt Hutt incorporates two different styles of dining experiences, with our Ski High café and Huber’s Hut
SKI HIGH CAFE
This fast food style café has a variety of foods to suit all tastes. Pizza lovers will find what they are looking for and so will you burger addicts. Our mountain meals are hearty and wholesome with a variety of homemade dishes to choose from such as bangers & mash and spaghetti bolognaise.
This rustic high country restaurant embodies comfort and class in both its décor and its menu, with our mouthwatering hotpot and our delicious homemade soup served with crusty bread made daily. Huber’s Hut is the perfect place to relax after a good day skiing or riding both inside in front of our warm fire or outside on our beautiful deck with a hot glass of mulled wine or a professionally made coffee or hot chocolate to die for.