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Address: Methven , New Zealand
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+64 3-308 5074
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great place to learn to ski

We arrived at Mt Hutt early June only just as the season opened. The pass you buy gives you lessons and they have great facilities. Driving up the mountain takes a while but an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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Brisbane Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We arrived at Mt Hutt early June only just as the season opened. The pass you buy gives you lessons and they have great facilities. Driving up the mountain takes a while but an easy drive. They have a great daycare options that even give the little ones ski lessons.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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 treacherous (although not necessarily by New Zealand standards...)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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 you're forced to park further down the mountain offers a free shuttle to the top. Incredible views all around across... More 

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind message. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about our special wee ski area. Look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kindest regards James Urquhart Operations Manager Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First off, my experience at the mount Hutt ski area was my first of snow sports of any kind, so for the more experienced you may wish to take it with a grain of salt. Anyhow, I made use of the mountain's 'intro to snow' offer of 4 days of lessons in either snowboarding or skiing including lift passes and... More 

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Great cheers Daniel for your kind message. We hope to see you back again in 2017? Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This year I managed to find myself in the position of ski coordinator for our school ski season. This involved taking 80 kids and an army of parent help up the mountain every Friday. This newbie was helped along by Amy and Meike who did an awesome job of organising the lessons etc. No question was stupid with these two.... More 

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Excellent Adele glad all went well for you!!! We look forward to seeing you all again next season and many thanks for doing the great work you do! Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Manager Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This year's MEGA school ski programme was very well organised. Amy, Meike, Jen, Oldie and the team were very supportive, always made us feel special, and really looked out for our students. The ski instructors made a huge difference to each child's progress and they enjoyed learning with other school children from around the Mt Hutt area.

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Thanks Frances for your message. We are glad you all had a great time with us this season. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Meike and Amy ran a fantastic school programme up Mt Hutt. They were organised and communicated well throughout the entire season. They were enthusiastic and worked extremely well with the students. They were very easy to work with and the season has gone amazingly. As a teacher it is great to work with two such professional workers.

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Awesome work Sarah, Glad all went well and thanks so much for your work with these schools. Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great snow and a long season at Hutt wonderful cafe and restaurants (hubers Hutt) I have been skiing here and have had lots of fun

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Thanks Jesse, Glad you had a great time with us.... Look forward to seeing you again in 2017! Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

In Methven a cloudy day didn't look much good for skiing. We decided to go anyway. We were thrilled when we got there. Snow had melted on the lower part of the mountains but at the top there was plenty and at the ski field. All the lifts were open, and plenty of snow on the ski runs. Took the... More 

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NZSki, General Manager at Mt. Hutt, responded to this review

Thanks Shaz for your message. Its always great when its cloudy in Methven and on the Mtn we are above all the low level cloud! Look forward to seeing you back in 2017. Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations Mt Hutt Ski Area More 

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