Mt Hutt Ski Area
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Mike P
Methven, New Zealand61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
While skiing today, my family approached the ski. Chair lift, the mountain manager James McKenzie, was working on the turnstiles, right next to the public all queuing up to go through the turnstiles and onto the lift, he was less than half a meter from the public, and not wearing a face mask.
I asked him why he's not wearing a mask, he said he's working on the lift, again I asked but why are you not wearing a mask? Again he said he's working on the lift, at this point I was through the turnstiles, he called for the lift to be stopped, causing queues behind us, all getting upset by his use of power to stop the lift and made out it was my fault for asking him why he's not wearing a mask. I accompanied him away from the que, he still wouldn't explain why the mountain manager is above the rules that the whole country has to abide by.
I took a photo of him not wearing a mask which he was happy with,but when I told him I'm going to report him, he told me that skiing at mount hutt was a privilege and do I realize that he could cancel my ski pass next year! I don't take kindly to being threatened, so I left him, and intend to report him for abuse of power and threatening me. I have 2 witnesses to confirm this. On getting on the lift we watched him talking face to face with people behind us, still not wearing a mask....
This behavior for the mountain manager is not acceptable.
Written October 15, 2021
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Anthony
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Year on year recently we have been endlessly let down by the poor management at Mt Hutt. Our Most recent was during a Friday we looked at the report and decided to make the trip from Christchurch, at around 9:30am.

The main page of the website touted "Open" and Sunny.

We drove to the bottom of the access road, only to be greeted by a Digital Sign saying "Road Closed" and a Queue of traffic.

When asking the "Mountain" staff what was happening, The Justification was "Carparks are Full!", We asked about the Bus Service from the Bottom of the Access road only to be Told "We don't run a Bus server nor ever have, Funny that We have been returning customers for over a decade and there has always been some form of Bus Access, especially on Days that the Car Parks are full.

This will be the last Season Pass we purchase with NZ Ski.
Written August 27, 2022
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Kirsty McInnes
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Mt Hutt and NZ Ski (remarks and coronet) have really not thought about how they treat their loyal customers, having taken the kids here for 5 out of the last 7 seasons, we will not ever return to a NZ Ski resort.

Their medical staff failed to assist injured customers leaving other customers to provide first aid and assist them off the run.

They refused to make any changes to terms and conditions for Covid affected season pass holders unless they had insurance. You had to prove you had booked and cancelled due to lock down to be eligable for any compensation. Even when asked if they could transfer some of the products (rentals) to a child who was in their area for the last 5 days of the season, they refused. Some how Mt Hutt seems to think customer retention is not important. 20x Adults and 4x Child season passes over the last 10 years didn't account for a single exception to be made. Its time to look at the Club Fields and alternative resorts. Cardrona All the Way!!!
Written October 13, 2021
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jiji dave
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I had the most disappointing experience with buying a season pass that costs a lot of money for the whole family.

We went there on Saturday 26Aug 2023 to snowboard. They stopped us on the parking where you need to have your chains fitted and said no one was allowed in the mountain because the parkings up were at full capacity. They said we had to wait for at least 2h to see if any space would free up the mountain. No shuttle bus offered. They just want to make money but don't care about their customers driving all the way from Christchurch and spending more than 100$ to get there for nothing. Really bad management. I am not buying a pass again.
Written August 26, 2023
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Thanks for your feedback. When our car parks are full they are full. We don't have enough vehicles to pick guests up from the info booth car park area. We have to wait for one out and one up. In 2024 we are looking at making our top car parks for those who have full cars to park in and those who are single will need to park in our lower car parks and shuttle. We have seen increased single vehicles arrive and others who are full cant get up. 99% of our guests come from CHC. We do wish you all the best in which ski area you choose to ski this year.
Written February 20, 2024
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Anthony S
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
As far as NZ ski experiences go, this place is the pinnacle on so many levels. Lacking a bit in extreme terrain but more than adequate for your average advanced skiier on a good snow day. Well priced lift tickets and food. Plus kids under 10 ski free. Will be back for sure.
Written August 9, 2020
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Yeah glad you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you back next winter! Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations
Written October 22, 2020
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Billo1x
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
After returning to skiing after 15 years I was a little nervous. After 4 wonderful days at Mt Hutt A+++.
The facilities, staff and snow were all excellent and I was back on the Advanced trails in no time at all. My wife had a very worthwhile lesson and progressed from Easy slopes to comfortably skiing from the top of the mountain over the 4 days. We thoroughly enjoyed our Mt Hutt experience. The coffees were good but after the first day we brought our own lunch with us. They are managing COVID 19 Level 2 very professionally. Many thanks.
Written October 3, 2021
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Hi, Many thanks for your feedback and so glad you had a great time. Agree with you our coffees are good! Thanks for the Covid feedback its really tough on all involved including our staff..... Again look forward to seeing you back. A+++++ Kindest regards James Urquhart General Manager Mt Hutt
Written October 11, 2021
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Kevinweav
Westport, New Zealand31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
The staff worked so hard to make this season possible, it has been a great success. Well done to everyone going above and beyond. Special thanks to Dougie for pushing Joseph's skiing on so well.
Written July 18, 2020
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Many thanks for your feedback. See you next winter. Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations
Written October 22, 2020
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Teresa L
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
My partner and I did the Intro to Snow course and loved it! All the staff were friendly and the mountain itself was amazing to ski. Our instructors (Sophia, Lara, Haruko, Jay) were incredible and helped us to advance our skills quickly while having a lot of fun. We hope to come back again soon :)
Written July 31, 2023
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Cheers, have passed on your comments to our team. Thanks Team @ Hutt
Written February 20, 2024
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wombat2002
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We did skiing / snowboarding 4 days in a row.
Definitely get the bus up from Methven from your accommodation, saves on parking hassles at summit etc.
We bought our day passes in town at methven and hired our gear at methven.
You can also do both at Mt Hutt.
Facilities and cafe etc are just the best.
Hardly any waiting time at chairlifts.
Written August 8, 2020
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Cheers for your positive comments. We look forward to seeing you back next winter! Cheers James Urquhart General Manager Operations
Written October 22, 2020
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Petelodge
Rotorua, New Zealand67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Great terrain for all levels and a cool terrain park for a bit of extra spice...
Even on the Sunday - the lines weren't too long and only 2-5 mins.
During the week was epic and zero lines even on the powder day.
Stayed in Methvan and chch - both easy commutes.
Written September 28, 2022
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