Voted NZ’s Best Ski Resort multiple times
Methven located in the Canterbury Region on the South Island of New Zealand is 90 minutes by coach from Christchurch and a popular destination for school groups skiing at Mt Hutt. This small country town is known for its warm personality and genuine Kiwi hospitality and is approximately 40 minutes by coach to the Mt Hutt Ski Area. In Methven you can choose to stay in resort apartments or cosy lodge style accommodation with breakfast and dinner included, which works well for school groups. Your private chartered coach will pick you up from your accommodation and whisk you all up the mountain each morning in time for your group lessons, returning you to your accommodation again at the end of the day.
This region with its stunning mountain scenery also has some adrenaline pumping activities on offer including local helicopter rides, jetboating in the Rakaia Gorge and ziplining at Adrenaline Forest near Christchurch. You can even get a taste of the South Pole visiting the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. School groups have the option to schedule an off snow activities day, and we can help tailor this to meet your group’s specific needs.
Mt Hutt is a scenic 40 minutes by coach from Methven. Renown for its big snowfalls plus 75 snow guns, Mt Hutt consistently has one of the longest ski seasons in New Zealand. Featuring modern chair lifts and comprehensive facilities, the ski area is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The trail network includes dedicated learning areas with a 140 metre Magic Carpet and wide, open runs for the novices. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the steeper challenges, chutes and powder bowls as well as the three progressive terrain parks. Group lessons ensure everyone improves on their skier or boarder skills in a fun safe environment. School groups love Mt Hutt with the superb snow conditions, spectacular terrain and views, plus the laid-back kiwi hospitality. Give Snowscene a call.