Big Al's Snow Sport

After twenty five years in Methven and counting, we like to think we know a bit about skis and outdoor sport

Big Als Snow
Big Al's Store

About Big Al's Snow Sport

We've got the bits you need on the snow. We've got the bling brands, Oakley, Electric, Anon, POW, Burton and Spyder. Budget brands...we've got that covered too.

To keep you nice and toasty, we stock Merino underwear from Mons Royale - a true Canterbury brand developed by a local skier/merino farmer and Merino socks from Smartwool

After twenty five years in Methven and counting, we like to think we know a bit about skis. We get the good stuff first, K2, Salomon and Dynastar, ahead of Europe & the USA. Ha!, that's right we get them first. We choose models that suit local skiing conditions.

We love Methven, our amazing space and we've got a good knowledge of the outerwear most suited for the conditions here. We stock a combination of high performance brands and less expensive solutions.

We like all things snowboardy! Big Al's saw the light and we were one of the first shops in New Zealand to carry snowboarding gear. We remained ahead of the curve since. Our dedicated snowboard staff have the power! Burton, Salomon and Rome are in!

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Thinking about Mountain Biking this summer we can help with hire, repairs and advice on our local Mountain Bike Park. We are a proud supporter of the Mt Hutt Bike Park. The park is maintained by Bike Methven. $1.00 from each rental goes to track maintenance.

The trails are vast, from open 4WD and skidder tracks, to epic single track. All tracks are well maintained with berms, bridge features and kickers. But don’t let that put you off, there are easy lines around all the features and jumps catering for all riders. There are some easy trails that follow old skidder tracks which make for some good riding and if you’re a speed freak, fast!

To get there from the centre of Methven follow the signs to Mt Hutt. At the end of the sealed road on the right is the new car park with a large trail map to get your bearings. The Swamp Donkey x-c trail starts here. Follow this up to Treeverse or To The Core. Find Stubblerash and then you have a thrilling downhill rush down Backdoor. For downhill junkies there are trails for all abilities. Most have easy outs but Black trails mean Black!

Mt Hutt Bike Park has:

  • Easy X-C Trails
  • 1 Swamp Donkey Loop
  • 1a Kidz Cut
  • Hard X-C Trails
  • 12 Treeverse
  • 13 Over The Edge
  • 6 Back Door
  • 14 Missing Link
  • 10 To The Core
  • Downhill Trails
  • Easy Trails
  • 15 Blues
  • 6 Fuzz
  • 2 Extension
  • 17 Diggler
  • 3 Bang 4 Buck
  • Hard Trails D.H.N.Z. Slicka Feta

Black Panther, Root Fest Pinkys Build It Huck It Nationals Track

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Kids4Free deal

Ski Rental

One full paying adult hire entitles one child (10yrs and under) to a full child's hire FREE of charge.

Activities - Bike Hire

One full paying adult entitles one child (10yrs and under) FREE of charge.

* Please see terms and condition detailed on the Kids4Free page.




8.00am - 5.00pm



You'll find us at the square in the middle of Methven.