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Mt Hutt ski resort, New Zealand

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Beautifully surrounded by the eastern border of the Southern Alps, Mt Hutt is designed to be the largest ski field in the Canterbury . Every level of skier has a great scope in the Hutt ski area. There is a huge beginner's area which is ad joint to the base building. Even intermediates and experts can enjoy the wide groomed runs running the length of the field. The towers and South face offer plenty of varied terrain for the more advanced skier. Mt Hutt is well-known for its exquisite and laidback atmosphere. A visitor can enjoy the breathtaking views on a clear day which expanses across the Canterbury plains from the Pacific Ocean to Aoraki Mt Cook. Mt Hutt is a relaxed, challenging, interesting and vast mountainous place with 472 hectares of diverse landscape. Mt Hutt is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch and 35-minutes from Methven. Ski shuttles give daily services to/from Mt Hutt, from Methven or Christchurch . The season typically starts from early June and frequently lasts until mid October.

The accommodation facility at the ski area is in a varied style. There are a number of apartments, motels, holiday homes, farm stays and back packer facilities specifically located in Christchurch and Methven. The resort also possesses a self service café, fully approved brasserie, inviting bar, and equipment shop.

Mt Hutt also has much abundance to offer freestylers. Many social and racing events are performed here. Mt Hutt is a medley of man made and natural snow to the many off-piste areas with wide open bowls, steeps and channels. Mt Hutt received 6m of fresh snow right through the 2008 season building up to the magic 3m base in September – the largest base in more than a decade which was astonishing for everyone.


Mt Hutt ski resort

Mount Hutt absolutely stands apart for its sheer beauty from the other South Island ski resorts. It also exhibits spectacular views of the sandy beaches and azure waters of the Pacific beyond the patchwork Canterbury plains. There is a new terrain park which has been set up at Mt Hutt for the 2008 winter season. It is drafted for various learners to be able to get the feel of a terrain park and learn some easy moves and jumps before moving to the intermediate park. In addition to that, 23 further new snowmaking guns have been increased to the current snowmaking fleet resulting in better snow coverage all the time.

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