FAMILY

Two families from Christchurch enjoying spring ski conditions at Mt Hutt ski area (From L-R) John Parry, Lucile Parry, Sam Kreft, Erin Kreft Two families from Christchurch enjoying spring ski conditions at Mt Hutt ski area (From L-R) John Parry, Lucile Parry, Sam Kreft, Erin Kreft CREDIT: Southern Public Relations

Spring family fun at Mt Hutt

Friday 9 September 2011, 7:53PM
By Southern Public Relations
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MT HUTT

Family fun is the priority at Canterbury’s Mt Hutt this spring and taking its family responsibilities seriously, the ski area has a brand new family package on offer.

The ‘Family-of-Four’ package is designed to entice families into the mountains during spring. In a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) the second youth gets a lift pass for free* and, if the entire family are renting equipment, the second youth also picks up their rental equipment at no charge. The package is available for the whole month of September 2011.

Mt Hutt ski area manager David Wilson says the beautiful clear sunny days and nice warm weather are perfect for learners and the new package makes it an affordable day out for the whole family.

“As usual we are looking forward to some great spring skiing and riding at Hutt. Traditionally it’s been the best place to be in the country for some great end of season turns.”

“It’s a laid back, chilled out time of year to visit our mountain and just the best time to ski and learn as a family – sunny days are just stunning up here.”

The Family-of-Four package needs to be purchased in person on the mountain or in the Snow Centre in Methven.

“We’re encouraging people to come and make the most of the conditions which are particularly good later in the day,” he said.

Mt Hutt Snowsports School offers a range of lessons for the entire family.

Spring events coming up at Mt Hutt include the Streets Mini Shred on September 24, designed for keen young snowboarders and skiers, and the Mt Hutt Spring Festival which runs from October 8 to 14. The festival is a unique week of awesome events in Methven and at the ski area including Pond Skim, Ski Joring, (a unique, some say mad! competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that has gates, jumps and rings) a music festival, ski racing and Kids Fun Day.

Mt Hutt is scheduled to close on October 16, subject to weather conditions and guest numbers.

*The four lift passes included in the package must be ‘like for like’, for example if parents get beginner lift passes the youth’s get beginner lift passes.