Mt Hutt is one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island, providing an unparalleled big mountain experience for skiers, snowboarders and sightseeers. It’s perfect for every age and ability and fantastic for families. Mt Hutt is a 35-minute drive from Methven with a quick and easy on-mountain rental system. Supervised kids’ programmes and Early Learning Centre for children aged two years old and above. Kids aged 7 years & under enjoy a range of activities, products & services at the mountain & in Methven for free. Facts: Elevation: 2086m, Skiable Area: 365 hectares. Lifts: 1 high-speed eight-seater (New Zealand's first), 1 high-speed six-seater, 1 triple chair.