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The club has been around for over 70 years and exists solely for the purpose of getting its members onto the mighty Ruapehu to do their stuff.

Amazing Location

The Hut is situated at an altitude of 1792m, the highest ski club lodge on Mt Ruapehu and indeed New Zealand. The view out over Ngauruhoe is seriously stunning.

Social Atmosphere

The club is very social and we all enjoy catching up at the end of the day to enjoy a drink, have a yarn and a few laughs. The kids all knock around together and build friendships fast.

Great Facilities

Fully equipped large kitchen and pantry. Communal lounge and eating area. Large drying room, ample gear storage. 28 single and double bunk beds.

Family feel

The Hut operates like a big family, everyone pitches in. The club host or hut leader will roster people onto duties and everyone gets involved, kids included. Everyone keeps an eye out for each other, old and young.

New Member Application



Per Year

Individual membership

< 18yrs old at 1st Jan

No joining fee

All year round access


Per Year

Family membership

3 + family members

No joining fee

All year round access


Per Year

Individual membership

18yrs + at 1st Jan 

No Joining Fee

All year round access

Frequently asked questions

No. The annual membership fee is all you need if you want to join the club and stay at the Hut.

If you are a new member, you pay your membership fee at the time you join. In following years you will be invoiced and pay your membership fee in March/April.

Absolutely. Although the origins of the club are proudly Whanganui, many of the club members are from all over the North Island now.

No. There are some optional extras (like a hut key) but no extra fees you must pay.

No. Kids do have to be 5yrs or older to stay at the Hut though. That’s a health & safety issue and in consideration to others sleeping in the shared bunkrooms.

If you have any other questions about membership, please get in touch. Contact Us