Destination Pamper - New Zealand Ski Paradise
Mount Hutt - Pampered Holiday

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, Mount Hutt is celebrated for its expansive snowfields, breathtaking views, and superb conditions, making it an idyllic destination for a luxury snow holiday. This 3-day itinerary is designed to immerse you in the best of Mount Hutt, combining thrilling ski and snowboard experiences with exclusive accommodations, gourmet dining, and personalized services, ensuring an unforgettable escape into the winter wonderland.

Day 1: Arrival and Acclimation

Your luxury holiday begins with a private transfer to Terrace Downs Resort, a stunning high-country estate offering unparalleled views of the Southern Alps and the Rakaia River. Here, you’ll find your luxurious villa awaits, complete with modern amenities and bespoke services tailored to your preferences.

After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the surrounding landscapes with a guided nature walk. Learn about the local flora and fauna and the area’s unique geology, providing a serene start to your adventure.

In the afternoon, head to Mount Hutt. The ski area is renowned for its wide, groomed trails, perfect for all levels. Beginners can comfortably navigate the Magic Carpet area, while more experienced enthusiasts may head directly to the Summit Six chairlift, offering access to a variety of challenging runs and breathtaking views over the Canterbury Plains.

Conclude your first day with an après-ski experience back at Terrace Downs. Relax in front of a roaring fire at the Clubhouse Restaurant, enjoying local wines and artisan cheeses, reflecting on the day’s adventures.

Day 2: Immersive Snow Experience

Day two is dedicated to fully exploring the terrains of Mount Hutt. Start with the South Face for more advanced runs or the Rakaia Saddle Chutes for those seeking off-piste excitement. Mount Hutt’s varied terrain ensures every level of skier and snowboarder finds their rhythm.

For lunch, ski into Huber’s Hut, a cozy mountain restaurant known for its hearty dishes and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy classic New Zealand lamb or wild venison, recharging for the afternoon’s adventures.

In the afternoon, elevate your skills with a private lesson from one of Mount Hutt’s elite instructors. This personalized attention not only enhances your technique but also introduces you to hidden gems on the mountain, from secluded runs to the best spots for powder.

As the sun begins to set, indulge in a unique helicopter wine tour, departing directly from Mount Hutt. Land among the vineyards of the Waipara Valley, where you’ll enjoy exclusive tastings of some of New Zealand’s finest wines, accompanied by panoramic views of the region.

Day 3: Leisure and Luxury

Begin your final day with a leisurely start, enjoying breakfast with a view at your resort. Then, take a short drive to the quaint town of Methven, where a morning of boutique shopping and café hopping awaits. Discover local crafts, merino wool garments, and unique souvenirs to take home.

Return to Mount Hutt for a few final runs, taking the time to savor the pristine conditions and magnificent scenery. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, the Snow Shoeing Tours offer a peaceful way to explore the winter landscape, providing intimate encounters with nature.

In the afternoon, unwind with a visit to the Staveley Hot Pools, nestled amidst native bush. The natural hot springs offer a tranquil setting to relax sore muscles and reflect on the highlights of your holiday.

Your Mount Hutt luxury snow holiday culminates with a farewell dinner at The Awa Awa Rata Reserve, located at the foot of the mountain. Enjoy a private dining experience under the stars, featuring a bespoke menu that showcases the best of local produce and flavors, providing a perfect end to your unforgettable journey.