Discover Mt Hutt is an opportunity to explore Mt Hutt during summer. The community fundraising event offers spectacular alpine scenery for walkers and challenging trails for mountain bikers.
Discover Mt Hutt is a community fundraiser with members of the Methven Lions Club, Mt Hutt Ski Area staff, and the bus drivers of Methven Travel all giving their time to welcome visitors to the mountain. All proceeds are distributed to local community groups and causes by the Methven Lions Charitable Trust.
Mt Hutt’s massive six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit where, weather permitting, they will be able to enjoy unrivaled views of the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit. Live music, market stalls, bar & cafe & BBQ, scenic helicopter rides, ski area inner-workings tour, and a super slip & slide will also entertain visitors.
ON MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES
A range of activities and entertainment will take place at Mt Hutt for the open day. Details will be confirmed soon but are likely to include:
Chairlift – Mt Hutt’s massive six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit.
Guided 4WD experience across the ski area terrain, accessing the most stunning locations & showcasing the spectacular scenery – all from the comfort of your vehicle. $20 per person (after admission) 20 mins
Slip & Slide – A massive slip & slide will be set up in the learners area, brings togs!.
Helicopter Flights – $79 per person (after admission) 10 mins fly time
Music on the deck
Refreshments – Hubers Hutt Bar & Café will be open
BBQ – Guests will be able to enjoy great barbeque food cooked by the Methven Lions
Tour – Behind the scenes guided tour of ski area operations
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
We recommend visitors wear sturdy footwear and we will be providing water stations on the day.
As the terrain is steep and erosion likely, riders must descend the summit on the four wheel drive tracks.
Cafe seating will be open for those wanting to watch proceedings and visitors will be able to enjoy great BBQ food cooked by the Methven Lions.
If the weather is unsuitable, the alternative weather day will be the next day, Sunday.
Information will be available on the Mt Hutt snow phone (03 308 5074) and on Mt Hutt’s website & facebook page.