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About Methven

Methven is situated about an hour’s drive south of Christchurch airport along the inland scenic route 72. Predominantly a farming town, in winter Methven is transformed into Canterbury’s snow sports centre. Offering the perfect antidote for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and take your skiing and riding to the next level on uncrowded slopes.

There are several commercial and many smaller club ski fields in the region, with Mt Hutt being the largest with consistently the best snow quality in Australasia and around 25 mins drive from Methven. The Commercial fields cater for beginners and ski enthusiasts alike where the club fields offer the more experienced and adventurous something that is totally unique to Canterbury.

Beyond the ski fields closer to the main range there is Canterbury’s own mini Alaska where Methven Heliski offer a world class heli experience with over 20 years in operation. Their expert guides will take you to terrain that is matched only by the incredible scenery.

For those who prefer busy nightlife in a resort atmosphere Queenstown has much to offer. One itinerary many choose is to stop off in Methven on route south and get the best of both worlds.