• Discover Mt Hutt 2017

Discover Mt Hutt – Summer Family Open Day

Spectacular alpine scenery for walkers, challenging trails for mountain bikers, fun for families and the chance to discover Mt Hutt during the summer months.

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Discover Mt Hutt is a community fundraiser 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. Raised funds will be given to causes supported by the Methven Lions, including the planned Christchurch Hospital rooftop helipad.

The Māia Health Foundation was launched in May 2016 to raise funds for game-changing projects that will enhance the health experience for Cantabrians and South Islanders.  One of its first projects is to raise funds for the future-proofed rooftop helipad at Christchurch Hospital.  This helipad will mean rescue helicopters no longer need to land in Hagley Park – saving the average transfer time for the patient of around 13 minutes.  More information about the project can be found at the Māia project page.

Mt Hutt’s massive six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes 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 descend on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit. Live music on the deck, scenic helicopter flights, and a massive slip n slide by the learners area will also entertain visitors attending our Family Open Day.

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2017 EVENT INFORMATION

  • ADMISSION

    $20.00 per person, $40.00 for a family.

    Admission price includes free travel on the chairlift all day.

    Eftpos will be available.

  • TIME

    Road open from 9:00am.

    Lift running 10:00am – 4:00pm.

  • ON MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

    A range of activities and entertainment will take place at Mt Hutt for the open day. Details confirmed to date include:

    • Chairlift – Mt Hutt’s massive six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit.
    • Slip n Slide – A massive slip n slide will be set up in the learners area.
    • Helicopter Flights – Christchurch Helicopters will be operating scenic flights. $75 per person for a 10 minute flight around the mountain.
    • Live Music – “Little Big Man Duo” (Richie Owen & Matt Gorman) will be performing on the deck.
    • BBQ – Visitors will be able to enjoy great barbeque food cooked by the Methven Lions.
  • ROAD ACCESS / TRANSPORT

    The access road will be open to all vehicles from 9:00am.

    Methven Travel will be running a bus service from the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre from 9:30am onwards. The cost is $20 per person. Bookings are essential, phone 0800 684 888.

  • THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    We recommend visitors wear sturdy footwear and we will be providing water stations on the day.

    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.

  • POSTPONEMENT DATE

    If the weather is unsuitable, the alternative weather day will be Sunday 5th March.

    Information will be available on the Mt Hutt snow phone (03 308 5074) and on Mt Hutt’s website & facebook page.

CONTACT DETAILS

Deidra O’Shea
Mt Hutt Ski Area

Phone: 03 302 9310
Mobile: 027 315 6420
Email:

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