This is transportation from Methven to the Mt. Hutt skifield in small 4x4 vans. I think it is the perfect way to get up to the skifield safely if you either have no 4x4 vehicle or not used to driving on tricky winding roads in wintery conditions.
Daily departure at 8.10 am, return at 4pm, cost NZ$ 25.
Return trip at 12noon $ 30.
(Fares as winter 2010; fare increase expected for winter 2011.)
They also arrange ski and gear rentals for you upon request.
Freephone 0800 12 14 14
Mobile Phone (021) 74 33 94
Another service is The Ski Bus. Daily departures are at the info centre in Main Street, departure times 7.45am and 9.45am.
Reservations on mobile phone number (027) 302 80 70.
This operator offers day and two-day skiing packages from Christchurch to Mt. Hutt.
Day trip (rates 2007):
Travel and lift pass $ 138
Including ski or snowboard $ 169/176
For group lessons add about $ 20
Beginners $ 185/195
Two-day packs from $ 325/335
Phone (03) 388 2042,
Mobile phone (021) 027 88 388
Freephone (0800) 80 80 70
Infos also at the Christchurch i-site on Cathedral Square:
Phone (03) 379 9629
Update April 2011
As Christchurch's main i-site on Cathedral Square has been off limit since the 22 February earthquake, you better call in at the i-site at the airport and consult this website:
The above phone number is still working.
This is another shuttle service that provides transportation between Methven and Christchurch Airport and City.
It runs daily only in winter (several departures). In summer it does not run daily - only on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun.
One way fare NZ$ 35, return $ 50.
They have scheduled departures. The winter timetable starts with the opening of the Mt. Hutt skifield, normally on the first weekend in June, and goes until mid October.
Reservations are essential, as minimum numbers for travels apply.
They also have a daily ski shuttle up to the Mt. Hutt skifield.
Departures at 8am, 9am, and 10am.
Finally you can also rent a car there for $ 40 daily (limited kilometres).
Address: 93 Main Street, Methven
Phone (03) 302 8106
Freephone (0800) 684 888
Another place where you can rent cars is Davy Dynes, 13 Allen Street, Methven.
Phone (03) 302 9156.
just click an the map and the whole area around Christchurch opens up....I had to search long and hart....finally. that's what makes Christchurch sooooo great. invaluble outdoor and recreation area....just wonderful, it takes around 2 hours each way