Methven is a small country town in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand’s South Island. Methven is known for its warm personality and perfect for a quick ski trip being 90 minutes’ drive or bus transfer outside of Christchurch. With direct flights into Christchurch from Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney it really is a seamless escape.
90 minutes drive from Christchurch
You can choose how long you wish to ski with no set check-in days or seasonality with the Methven accommodation prices.
Mt Hutt is a 45 minute drive from town and is well known for its high snow fall each winter and long length of ski season, June to October most years. Suitable for all levels of abilities with varying ski and snowboard terrain it is easy to see how Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort for 5 consecutive years in a row for a reason!
45 minutes drive to Mt Hutt Ski Resort
Accessing the mountain from the Methven ski town is super easy when using the shuttle system to the mountain and the village cruiser around the town. Being a small town of only a few blocks getting around is extremely easy.
Be sure to have a day off the slopes to explore local bush walks, Rakaia Gorge via jetboat, white water rafting or a local tour. Multi day passes give you the best value to have flexibility for activity days, explore the town and allow for weather changes. The multi day passes can also be used at the Queenstown ski resorts operated by NZ Ski so great for a multi destination New Zealand snow trip.
Kids 10 years and under ski, stay and travel free on valid packages and this is by far the best value for a New Zealand snow holiday for young families.