Mt Hutt is Open
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Last Update: Wednesday 23 July, 08:38
Current Temperature
Road Status
Chains on 2WD
Upper Mtn Base 63cm
Lower Mtn Base 48cm
Last Snow Fall 3cm 21 Jul
Packed Powder


There are plenty of good reasons for heading up to Mt Hutt today. No crowds, no queues, no wind - just acres of pristine trails and the prospect of a fine sunny day. Lean snow conditions continue to limit off-trail skiing and riding but there are a few nice wind blown pockets around that could be worth a look at.


This morning it is clear and calm in the base area and cloud is just hovering around the top of the mountain where the wind is averaging around 20km/h. Forecast for today shows the low cloud quickly clearing away to a fine, sunny day with light winds. Certainly a lot warmer than the past few days with a minimum temp of -3 degrees at the summit.

Access Road

Chains are required on 2WD vehicles from Canterbury View. Our chain hire and fitting service is operating - EFTPOS is accepted. All other vehicles must carry chains and you'll need to bring your own chains if you have low profile or larger 4WD tyres. We want our road to feel as safe as possible so please provide us with details of any vehicle you observe speeding or driving recklessly so that we may follow up with the driver.

Don't Forget...

With the kids back at school the mountain is all yours to enjoy. This is a great time to team up with a few of your mates and arrange a private lesson with one of our qualified ski or snowboard instructors. Private group lessons start from as low as $35pp (one-hour private with a group size of 5-6 people). With many rock hazards off trail, we strongly recommend the use of helmets at Mt Hutt and sell a great range in our Retail shop on the mountain.

All Lifts

Our intermediate/advanced lift. You need to be able to ski blue runs confidently before heading up on the Summit 6. On wind hold, last gust was 85khm we will resume operations once the gusts slow down

Our beginner/intermediate lift. You need to be able to link turns and control your speed before heading up on the Quad.

You need to be able to ski blue/black runs confidently before heading down to the Triple.

Operating as required to shuttle guests to/from the lower car parks.

Our covered conveyor lift for learners has something a little extra to offer this year to make it even more magical than ever before!

Terrain Parks & Pipe

We need to quite a bit more snow before we can open this.

Open with a small jump and a three easier box/pipe features.

Now set up with six rails - the latest addition being a brand new, 9m long, waterfall rail! Please ski and ride to your ability level.


Back by popular demand: Chips, Wedges, Hot Dogs, Pies, Pizza, Burgers and our oh, so tasty Mountain meals! The breakfast burrito is to die for - you'll be hooked after your first bite! Of course fresh sarnies, baguettes, salads and fruit are also available if your watching your cholesterol levels.

Situated adjacent to the Sky High Cafe, serving great coffee and alcholic beverages. Free Wi-fi available courtesty of Telecom.

Relax beside a roaring log fire and enjoy the delights of our delectible menu. Huber's is the home of great coffee, fine wines and awesome food. Free Wi-fi available courtesy of Telecom.


Subject to visibility. The Summit 6 will open at 8am on Saturday and Sunday mornings for First Tracks Pass holders - $20 to top up your mypass to enjoy the fresh cord before anyone else.

Licensed creche facility open to children aged 3months to 5 years!

New skis, new boards, new helmets, new performance gear, NEW!!! Don't bother hiring gear from anywhere else. It won't be as good.

Best snow sports retail outlet this side of the alps. If you don't have it we've got it.

Our qualified instructors can take your skills to the next level. No skills at all? No worries, we'll have you up and going in no time at all.



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Shot of the Day

The Broadway park is looking good with a small jump and lots of fun features


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The new park features six different pipe rails for intermediate and advanced riders to practice or showcase their best tricks including waterfall, straight and flat-down rails.

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Upcoming Events

Masters Racing is open for anyone who wants to give it a go from the age of 21 - 80+.  The competitors compete against other skiers in their 5 year age bracket.  i.e. 30 - 34, 35 - 39 etc.  Competitors range from the elite ex-racers in their lycra race suits to those that 'want to give it a go'.

Please Note: Helmets are compulsory for all events.

You will need to wear your pass to ride the lifts - at all times , the pass activates the gates that let you on the lift.

Course inspection - please respect the rules - side slip only. If you are spotted skiing or shadowing the course a time penalty will be added.

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