Snowboarding in Mount Hutt, Methven, Canterbury New Zealand

Operating hours:
9 am - 4 pm
Longest run:
2 km/1.2 miles
Methven is a small town in Canterbury region of the South Island. It is only 1.5 h drive at the west of Christchurch, the second largest city of New Zealand and is situated close to Mount Hutt, in the heart of Southern Alps.

Methven has hot and dry summers, with temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls in the surrounding mountains. Although during summer it remains a relaxed and uncrowded town, during winter it is converted to a tourist attraction due to the nearby ski fields.

One of the biggest ski resorts near Methven (35 min drive) is Mt Hutt. It is situated in the Craigieburn Range (in the heart of Southern Alps) and consists a popular destination for the lovers of snowboarding.

The site is open from mid July to mid October and offers a great variety of facilities. Mt Hutt is mostly addressed to beginners and intermediate snowboarders with a huge number of trails and a big learner’s area. Advanced snowboarders should try the Rakaia Saddle Chutes with the famous Bob’s Knob. Don’t forget to experience the legendary longest run of 2 km/1.2 mi! Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!

Note: Operating hours: 9am – 4pm.