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Mt. Hutt, South Island
(4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Get the most out of winter at Mt. Hutt, South Island's go-to ski resort with a vertical height of 683 m (2,240 ft). The mountain offers a variety of ski levels and lifts, with a beginners' area as well as a large off-piste territory, and plenty of intermediate and advanced runs in between. High-speed chair lifts whisk eager skiers and snowboarders to the top, while the world's first fully enclosed magic carpet calms beginner's nerves. Refuel at either the full restaurant or cafe at the mountain's base after a day on the slopes. There are no accommodations on the mountain, but plenty of offerings nearby. Use our Windwhistle family vacation planner to visit Mt. Hutt on your trip to Windwhistle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Reasonably close to Christchurch and just a short drive from Methven, on mountain infrastructure is decent and we had pretty good snow, definitely worth a stop over although the access road is pretty ...  more »
  • My husband and I were in South Island this winter on holiday, we visited Mt Hutt and took our first ice skate lesson. It was amazing. The staffs are very nice and good teachers. We had a great time. 
  • Stayed in the nearby Methven - the ~12km drive up to Mount Hutt is pretty daunting and make sure you have chains or hire them as the roads can get bad near the top. Clear directions for parking and if...  more »