Mt Ruapehu Huts

Summer & Winter Information

About the Ruapehu Huts

ASC has two Ski Huts 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 Officers

Enquiries for hut bookings should go to email: 

Hut Warden/s

The Ruapehu Hut Warden is Gemma Seddon for the 2023 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 organize those things. Please give him/her your support.

Note that the hut warden is only present during the ski season. Out of season the hut will not be kept open. If you make a booking out of season you may need a key to the huts. Contact the booking officer.

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, Bart Schroder.

Hut Bookings system

You must be a current, paid up member of the club or a guest of the booking officer 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, email the booking officer at

You should go to the Booking Instructions page and read the instructions.


Ruapehu Huts Summer program

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

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.

Note that there is no hut warden on duty during the summer months. This means that the hut will not be open if there is no one else in the hut. You may need a key to get into the hut. Contact the booking officer to arrange for  key.


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

Snow Conditions

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

Problems or Faults

If you have any problems or want to report a fault please contact the hut maintenance officer,

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.


If you are a group who would like to make a booking for the WAITAKERE OR RUAPEHU HUTS then please contact ASC by email only on: