Mt Ruapehu

Skiing and Facilities

Ruapehu Huts Summer program

You can find out all about our exciting Ruapehu Summer program here. 

About the Ruapehu lodges

Alpine Sports Club has two ski lodges on Mt Ruapehu. The club first constructed the smaller Ruapehu Hut on a prominent ridge overlooking the Top of the Bruce in 1950 with extensions added in 1956, 1962 and 1976. The original hut slept 12 people in a single room. The modern hut sleeps 20 and has full modern facilities including hot showers and electric heating. The Ruapehu Hut is used to accommodate the club's Mountain craft courses and to accommodate the additional demand during organised club activity weekends including ski instruction, mountain craft instruction, sports weekends and social activities.

The Ruapehu Hut may be rented for weekend and mid week to schools and approved groups for ski and mountain craft activities.

In 1964, Alpine Sports Club built the A Frame Lodge 50 metres further up the ridge from the Ruapehu Hut. Much larger and with modern facilities the A Frame Lodge has been the mainstay of Alpine Sports Clubs Ski activities on the mountain. The A Frame Lodge was extensively upgraded in 1996 to provide improved bunk rooms and an improved dining and social facility. Both lodges comply with all accommodation and safety regulations applying to the mountain.

The A Frame Lodge is available to club members and their guests for normal ski activities and organised club weekends. The A Frame Lodge is also an excellent base for tramping and climbing in the Tongariro National Park outside of the ski season and during the summer holidays.

Accommodation at the huts is available through an internet booking system. There is a late booking and cancellation system available to members during specified times. Food is provided for breakfast and dinner and members must bring their own fresh bread and some specified vegetables. Hut duties are rostered, including the cooking. Mattresses, pillows and some duvets are provided but guests are required to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow case

Hut Booking Officer

The hut booking officer is Kerry Bromell. She can be contacted by email on bookings@alpinesport.org.nz and phone at (09) 263-8689 but make sure you ring before 9pm.

Hut Warden

The Ruapehu Hut Warden Shall be Zoe Pushon for the 2019 Winter Season.
Please note that her job is to keep the hut warm and working.   It is your responsibility to sign in to the Hut, and sign out on leaving.  The Warden is not there to cook meals or run after people, the Duty Officer, being a club member, is responsible to organise those things. Please give him/her your support.

Transport contribution 12c per kilometre and Ruapehu transport cost for return trip is now $50
If you have any problems or complaints then you must contact the Ruapehu Hut Officer, Robert Oddy, 021 442 077.

Hut Bookings system

You must be a current, paid up member of the club to use the booking system. The system is available from the club website and passwords are available directly from the bookings system. If you are listed on the club membership database, you can request a password from the system. You will not need to obtain a password from the booking officer. Make sure the club has the unique email address that you wish to use. Families sharing an email address will have it assigned to one family member. Only the assigned member can make bookings.

Any problems, contact the Booking Officer at bookings@alpinesport.org.nz.

You should go to the bookings page and read the instructions.

Summer Bookings

Summer bookings should be made through the bookings site as usual but it is probably also a good idea to let the booking officer know because she is probably not looking at the website very often during the summer.

The Ruapehu Booking Officer's phone is: 09-263-8689.
The hut phone number is 07-892-3710. There is a toll bar on the phone. Email: aframe@alpinesport.org.nz

Parking

Parking at the top of the Bruce has been revised. Click here to download a parking layout.

Snow Conditions

Go to mtruapehu.com for snow conditions, facilities and weather at Mt Ruapehu.
For country wide weather and snow conditions go to snow.co.nz

Problems or Faults

If you have any problems or want to report a fault please contact Robert Oddy  021 442 077.

Remember to  advise your family and friends that in the event of a trip returning late, enquiries should be directed to the President, Tours Officer or other Committee Members listed inside the front cover of the club magazine.

OUTSIDE GROUPS HUT BOOKINGS

If you are a group who would like to make a booking for the Ruapehu Hut, for summer or winter, then please contact the Ruapehu Booking Officer on 09-263-8689 or email her on bookings@alpinesport.org.nz.

Ruapehu Lodge Rates (2019-2020)

The rates for booking accommodation at the club huts are listed below. The club has a season pass system, the Bunk Season Pass. The purchase of a Bunk Season Pass gives a substantial discount on the nightly rate for both winter and summer use. A $50-00 discount is available on the adult Bunk Season Pass for attending an approved work party. Bunk Season Passes must be purchased before the 24 May 2019.

These rates are set by the Committee and run from 1 April 2019 to 1 April2020.

                                    Annual Pass & Bunk Night Rates 2019

Buy an Annual Pass then pay a reduced bunk night rate.
Annual Pass Fee
Non-Refundable
Bunk night rate (pp)
A Frame
Food provided
Ruapehu Hut
Bring Own food

Adult (21 years and over)

Attended a two day work party this year

(excludes the food drop)

 

$150.00

 

$21.00

 

$12.00

Adult (21 years and over) Not attended a work party

$200.00

$21.00

$12.00

Junior (5 and under)

Free

Free

Free

Member (6 to 16yrs)

$30.00

$12.00

$12.00

Member (17 to 21)

$30.00

$12.00

$12.00

 

Annual Pass Conditions:

ü  On Sale from 1 April to 24 May 2019 - using internet banking only

ü  Available to financial Members of Alpine Sports Club Inc.

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                              Standard Bunk Night Rates without Annual Pass (per person) 

Season =>

Winter season

01 June to 31 October.

Summer Season

01 November to 31 May

 

Anytime

Hut =>

 

Catering =>

A Frame

 

Food provided

Ruapehu Hut

 

Bring own Food

A Frame

 

Food provided

Ruapehu Hut

 

Own food

Waitakere Hut

 

Own food

Adult

$45.00

$35.00

$32.00

$22.00

$15.00

Junior (5 and under)

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Junior/Family Member (6-16)

$21.00

$15.00

$16.00

$12.00

$10.00

Junior/Family Member (17-21)

$28.00

$18.00

$20.00

$12.00

$10.00

Adult Guest

$60.00

$45.00

$38.00

$28.00

$20.00

Junior Guest (6-21)

$42.00

$30.00

$26.00

$16.00

$15.00

Day Visits

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$5.00

ü  DISCOUNT: Stay 4 nights between Sunday night to Thursday night and get a 10% discount on the Standard Bunk Rate.

ü  All A Frame and Ruapehu Hut bookings must be paid immediately once booked

ü  Bookings may be moved no later than three nights before the first night of your stay (e.g. Friday night must be moved by end of Tuesday) Refunds are at the discretion of the Committee. 

                       Payment method and payment coding

        Pay by Internet banking to Ruapehu account 12 3237 0007167 62
Particulars
Reference code
Reference

Your Name and initials

Annual pass

pass

Your Name and Initials

Annual pass

Bunk night

Your Name and Initials

Booking ID: ”number”

 

 

Waitakere Hut ONLY:   Contact Joe Scott-Woods, for ALL bookings and payments email: pjscottwoods@icloud.com