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Methven has access to a wealth of activities, available year round including skiing at Mount Hutt, Porter Heights and many club fields, golf, a boutique movie theatre, sky diving, jet boating, mountain biking, guided tours, fishing hunting and hot air ballooining.
The expected snow fell on a number of the ski fields yesterday, with about 70cm falling at mount hutt. No need to tell you what a difference this makes to the base for the start of the season, and with just 3 days to go, this should guarantee Mt Hutt opens on schedule.
Porters (Formerly known as Porter Heights) is scheduled to open on the 22nd, and they got a good ammount of snow yesterday too, expecting up to 50-100cm overall.
Broken River and Craigieburn ski valleys got a good dumping of snow too, with opening dates set for June 30th. So if you're like me, you should have a big grin on your face in anticipation of the next week.
We're not far off now from Mt Hutts opening day, which is currently set for June 9th. The slopes may be looking a little bare right now, but all it takes is 1 good snowfall and that can change overnight.
The latest news from NZ Ski is that they have upgraded their new ticket system to allow you to use it as a sort of debit card up on the mountain. “You can pre-load your mypass card with as much cash as you want and leave the wallet at home,” said CEO James Coddington. It sure makes a handy way to stick to a fixed budget when you're up on the mountain if you tend to get a little carried away when you're looking at all those burgers and beers.
Currently the Mypass cards issued by NZSki when you first arrive can be used to prepurchase tickets over their website, hire rental gear, book lessons and sort out child care all in advance so you don't have to spend time queing at guest services, which can take you a lot of time during the busy holiday periods.
Mt Hutt's season passes go on sale today at their discounted early bird rates. The great thing they've been offering the last few years is a payment plan, pay off your purchase over 3 payments leading up to the start of the season. Don't forget, if y
Probably the best news any family with children under 10 and a passion for the snow will get this winter is that childs under 10 are going to get a lot of free goodies when with a paying adult. Many of Methvens food establishments have joined in to