21 Nov 2016
Mt Hutt voted top New Zealand ski resort again.
Canterbury’s Mt Hutt has taken out the top New Zealand ski resort award at the fourth annual World Ski Awards. Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie received the award at the event held last weekend (Saturday 19 November, 2016) in Kitzbühel in Austria. It is the second time the skifield has won.
“It’s an absolute honour to receive this award on behalf of our awesome team at Mt Hutt,” says James. “Second year running is a great endorsement that our valued guests are happy with what we are doing.” James says the attraction to Mt Hutt is the friendly, local’s vibe where returning guests and staff are on familiar terms. “It feels like home,” he says. “Our guests, the majority of whom come from Canterbury and have been long-standing pass holders, feel a sense of ownership of the mountain. We love them as much as they love us!”
“It helps that it’s a big wide mountain with all lift access and top to bottom terrain parks,” he adds.
James says the Mt Hutt earlybird season pass this year was also an important factor in Mt Hutt’s continued popularity. “We’ve decided to do it again! The Mt Hutt Pass giving unlimited skiing and riding next season is again available at the Super Earlybird price of $299 until 31 January 2017.”
“It’s one of the ways we want to say thanks to our awesome guests,” he says. Voters had to register through the World Ski Awards site or facebook, and were only allowed one vote.MoreClose
11 Sep 2016
Epic Weekend at Mt Hutt
After receiving 35cms of wind affected snow from last week’s storm, Friday provided some great powder stashes for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. The fresh covering topped up main trails, and snow groomers did an amazing job keeping trails in “tip top shape” for guests skiing over the weekend. Mt Hutt hosted two days of ski races for young alpine ski racers from around New Zealand - the Junior Interfields and New Zealand Youth Series. The Norwegian Womens Ski Team were also training on the mountain. Sunshine, snow and stunning views over the Canterbury Plains all add up to superb spring skiing conditions throughout the remainder of the season. Skiers and snowboarders can access all Mt Hutt’s extensive trails and off-piste opportunities.MoreClose