New Zealand, Methven

New Zealand, Methven

Things to do - general

Methven, located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s south Island is hands down the perfect escape no matter your taste or budget. Exciting yet relaxing, nestled right underneath Mt Hutt, Methven is undoubtedly the closest place to stay to get an early start on the slopes. In winter Methven is the location of choice for the snow enthusiasts who are visiting Mt Hutt to Ski or Snowboard. At all other times of the year, Methven attracts all lovers of the outdoors who visit to take advantage of the large range of outdoor activities. Located just 1 Hour from Christchurch airport, Mt Hutt on its door step and some of the World’s finest Heliskiing country, Methven is a snowsports magnet. Methven is more likely to be visited by experienced riders and those who are there to ride and only to ride. Experienced riders choose to come to Methven to experience the large area of Helicountry Mt Hutt has to offer. Heliskiing or boarding is an experience unlike any other.

Country New Zealand
Visa requirementsNone on Australian Passport
Languages spokenEnglish, Maori
Currency usedNew Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Ski Area SizeMt Hutt
902 Acres
Highest PointMt Hutt
2086 Metres
Vertical DropMt Hutt
683 Metres
Longest RunMt Hutt
LiftsMt Hutt
1 x high speed 6 seater
1 x Quad
1 x Triple
1 x Magic Carpet
SeasonMt Hutt
13th June- 12th October
TerrainMt Hutt
Beginners 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%
Nearest AirportChristchurch, New Zealand


During winter skiing and snowboarding are the number 1 activity that attracts visitors to Methven. In summer activities range from hot air ballooning to jet boating and mountain biking. Methven is also a popular base for those wishing to Heliboard or heliskiActivities Image

Nightlife info

Methven doesn't have much of a big nightlife scene. There are 2 pubs, one thats frequented by the younger crowd and the other by the older crowd. Most people visiting Methven are there to ride.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Majority of New Zealand culture stems from their Maori heritage and the history from European Settlement.Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Mt Hutt
Childrens Group Lesson
Childrens all day programs
Adult Group Lessons
Private lesson - Adult, Child


Daily service from Methven to Mt Hutt
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Lift Tickets

Mt Hutt
1 day pass - Adult, Student, Youth/Senior
Additonal days - Adult, Youth/Senior
Afternoon Pass - Adult, Youth/senior
Beginner Pass - Adult, Youth/Senior
First tracks - Adult, Youth/Senior