Where There is Snow
Mt Hutt has acquired three state-of-the-art snow-making snow groomers and new snowmaking compressors to help produce more snow and improve trails for the 2009 season, scheduled to open June 14. Ski area manager Dave Wilson says the new groomers are New Zealand’s most modern and extensive grooming fleet. “This investment gives us the capability to significantly improve skiing and riding conditions for visitors to Mt Hutt,” Wilson says. The high country resort has also invested in a cutting edge ski rental system designed by Head, which will deliver better skis faster for those renting equipment. “The new system will improve the flow through our rental services allowing for a quick and personalised set up — customers won’t even have to take their boots off to get their skis fitted.” Mt Hutt is 2086m above sea level at the foot of the Southern Alps.