Mt Hutt has been awarded the coveted title of New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort at the third Annual World Ski Awards in A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria.
It’s the first time Mt Hutt has won the prestigious award, with Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie saying, “We are absolutely buzzing. Our staff put everything into delivering the very best guest experience at Mt Hutt this season and this international endorsement is fantastic recognition.”
The awards evening was the highlight of a three-day programme attended by an audience of ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from all around the world.
Mt Hutt General Manager of Operations James Urquhart and ski instructor Ingrid Zauner received the award on behalf of the ski area at the glitzy gala ceremony dinner.
“This is the ski industry equivalent of the Academy Awards and while Brad and Ange stayed at home to look after the kids, players from the likes of Whistler and Aspen added some real star quality to the proceedings,” said Mr Urquhart.
“We’ve had the opportunity to network and share ideas with representatives from ski areas from all corners of the globe.”
Just a 35 minute drive from Methven village, and 90mins from Christchurch International Airport, Mt Hutt is renowned for its regular and reliable snow, combined with extensive snowmaking. It consistently has one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island.