Skiing and Facilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and phone at (09) 263-8689 but make sure you ring before 9pm.
The Ruapehu Hut Warden is George Richardson.
Please note that his job is to keep the hut warm and working. The Warden is not there to cook meals or run after people, the duty officer is responsible to organise those things. Please give him your support.
If you have any problems or complaints then you must contact the Ruapehu Hut Officer, Scott Houghton.
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 email@example.com.
You should go to the bookings page and read the instructions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking at the top of the Bruce has been revised. Click here to download a parking layout.
Problems or Faults
If you have any problems or want to report a fault please contact Scott Houghton or Bart Schroder or through the club email address.
Transport contribution 12c per kilometre and Ruapehu transport cost for return trip is now $50
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 email@example.com.
Ruapehu Lodge Rates (2015-2016)
These rates may be subject to change without notice.
Ski Season Rates
|Membership category||Rate per night|
|Junior member (3-21 incl)||26|
|Junior guest (3-21 incl)||40|
|Season pass rate, adult**||Applies if you purchase a Bunk Season Pass ($200p/p or $150 if attended a work party at Ruapehu) before 27 May||20|
|Season pass rate, junior member||Applies if you purchase a Bunk Season Pass ($60) before27 May||18|
**A $50-00 discount is available on the adult Bunk Season Pass for attending an approved work party
For full details and to make bookings return to the Skiing or the Bookings pages (close this page).
Summer rates are subject to confirmation.
|Membership category||Rate per night|
|Junior member (3-21 incl)||18|
|Junior Guest (3-21 incl)||24|
**Season Pass applies to both Winter and Summer (Season pass holders @ $20 & $18)