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Mount Hutt Reviews

Positive Reviews

Kiwiski Andrew

Awesome mountain on its day!


Pros: Great terrain for everyone, full facilities, reliable snow, fast lift so you can get a lot of laps in

Cons: Closed often due to strong winds, long mountain access road.

Great mountain for anyone from beginner to expert, don't miss skiing South Face and Top Towers if you are an expert skier.

Negative Reviews


Conventional resort


Pros: snowmaking for ealy opening, convenience, ease of use, terrain parks

Cons: extremely busy on weekends,

Mount Hutt is pretty much your generic New Zealand commercial ski area. It is usually able to open earlier than the club fields due to its snowmaking facilities. There are two fixed grip chairlifts plus one detachable six pack to get you straight to the top of the mountain.   Compared with international resorts it is very expensive for what you get. There is a bar and cafe for those times when the wind gets up. There is a reason it has earned the nickname "Mount Shut" - it is a very exposed mountain and the lack of surface lifts means it frequently has to close due to reaching the wind limits on the chair lifts. .   Out of the 9 ski areas within a 2 hour drive of...
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