Mt Hutt Open Day
*** note there is no Open Day in 2021 due to upgrade work on the ski field***
Discover Mt Hutt is a community 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 community groups and causes by the Methven Lions Charitable Trust.
Mt Hutt’s six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers 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 descent on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit. Music on the deck will be set up to entertain visitors. Coffee bar, licensed café and the Lions famous BBQ will all be operating on the day.
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 – Our six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift, walk or bike down.
Guided 4WD Tour – across the ski area, accessing the most stunning locations & showcasing the scenery, all from the comfort of our 4WD vehicles. $25 per person (after admission).
Slip & Slide – A massive slip & slide will be set up in the learners area, brings togs!
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 with ski area management.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
We recommend visitors wear sturdy footwear and we will be providing water stations on the day.
Children 1.2m and under must be accompanied by an adult on the Summit 6 chairlift.
Dogs on a leash are welcome (no dogs on the chairlift).
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.