All snow enthusiasts love big dumps of snow and the frenzied race to get that untracked powder in the morning, but something special happens in Spring. The sun is higher in the sky, the days are longer and powder hounds take more leisurely runs in the forgiving conditions, often stopping for an ice cold drink between runs.
By the time September rolls around Mt Hutt Ski Area has a good solid base of snow. The main trails offer freshly groomed runs in the morning softening up nicely in the afternoon to soft sugary snow. The snow combined with warmer temperatures is the perfect recipe for families and friends.
With the warmer days spring is naturally a more playful time of year and Mt Hutt loves its events. The annual Pond Skim at the end of September always draws a crowd with participants and spectators alike loving the crazy antics.
The Bikinis for Breast Cancer event sees ladies strip down for charity. This fundraiser sees girls parading down the slopes in their bikini tops while receiving donations and pledges from friends and colleagues. The Peak to Pub multisport event attracts top multisporters and enthusiastic amateurs seeking fun and personal triumph. The race starts on skis or snowboards from the peak of Mt Hutt down to the base area where you switch to a mountain bike and race down the access road before running 10km to the Blue Pub in Methven for a well-deserved beer.
Spring time at Mt Hutt is like a great day at the beach with family and friends high up in Canterbury’s Southern Alps you’d be missing out if you didn’t come up for a look.
In Methven, the cherry trees are in full blossom and the spring bulbs are flowering; families can be seen enjoying the warm spring days at outdoor events like the Methven Playcentre Big Rides Day, Methven Farmer's Market, and Methven Scarecrow Trail.
For more information on the Methven - Mt Hutt Spring Festival, contact:
Katherine Lorenzo, Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org, (03) 302 8955