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.