Phil's Best Kept Secret #1
Christchurch and Canterbury's 13 ski areas (including 10 within a 2 hour drive of Christchurch International Airport) are one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.
Mt Hutt is one of the largest ski areas in New Zealand, with off-piste thrills and family-friendly slopes. It's accessible yet uncrowded. It's not unusual, especially midweek, to hop straight on the lift, without a wait at all. There are few places in the world, with a snow record and terrain mix like Mt Hutt's, where this is possible.
From Mt Hutt, visitors enjoy breathtaking views over the Canterbury Plains, across the Southern Alps, to the Pacific Ocean.