Alpine Huts

Winter and Summer Hut Bookings

Snow Farm’s alpine huts are located a 1-2 hour ski or snowshoe from the main base area, and in the summer you can bike or walk in a similar timeframe. 

Snow Farm NZ has four alpine hut options to choose from and each hut features a gas cooker, log burner, firewood, dishwashing up supplies, and a range of basic cooking and cutlery equipment. All you need to bring is food, drinks, a sleeping bag, and your overnight belongings, we ensure year round the huts have basic supplies. 

We provide bag transfers to the Musterers’ and Meadow Huts when there is snow coverage in the winter season. 


Click here for info on our winter, shoulder and summer seasons. 

Our Huts

Meadow Hut

Distance from base – 3.4km

 A favourite of many, capable of sleeping 20 people in an open-plan setting, with a mezzanine that is excellent for the kids.

  • Sleeps 20 in open plan (downstairs and mezzanine) 
  • Gas hob 
  • Log burner & firewood
  • Pots, pans, utensils
  • Long drop toilet

 

Book the whole hut exclusively or by the bed when available. 

Musterers' Hut

Distance from base – 4.5km 

New in 2022 but full of old-world charm, the Musterers hut can sleep up to 36 people in many configurations. 

  • Whole hut (36 beds) – Exclusive
  • Eastside (24 beds) – 3 x 8 bed bunkrooms
  • Westside (12 beds) – 3 x 4 bed bunkrooms

 
Each side of the hut can be isolated by a partition wall in the middle, giving each side its own log burner, firewood, gas hobs, BBQ, dining area, pots, pans and utensils.

Book the whole hut, eastside or westside exclusively, by the bunkroom, or by the bed. 

Bob Lee Hut

Distance from base – 5.4km

The original tunnel style hut that used to be situated high up on the Pisa Conservation area. Situated next to Daisy Lee.

  • Sleep’s 7 in an open plan.  
  • Log burner and firewood
  • Gas cooker
  • Small range of utensils and cooking and cutlery equipment

Book exclusively or by the bed. 

There are no bag transfers to Daisy Lee or Bob Lee hut.

Daisy Lee Hut

Distance from base – 5.4km

The most basic of our huts, but she’s basic but warm. Situated next to Bob Lee- great overflow for Bob Lee. 

  • Sleeps 6 in open plan 
  •  Log burner and firewood
  • Gas cooker
  • Small range of utensils and cooking and cutlery equipment

 
Book exclusively, or by the bed. 

There are no bag transfers to Daisy Lee or Bob Lee huts

things to know

Read our FAQs for more information. 

Info to send to your group

Check in times, parking, facilities and equipment, heating, trail passes, weather – all is answered in our info sheet designed to be sent around your group so your hut trip runs super smoothly. 

Overnight Trail pass and rentals

To stay at a hut during our winter season, you’ll need an overnight trail pass, a seasons pass or a multi-day trail pass. Book your trail pass or rentals and lesson packages below.

Bag transfers

We can transfer bags to Meadow and Musterers’ Huts during the winter season with enough snow coverage – Sorry no transfers to Bob and Daisy. 
Max weight 15kgs.

Trail map

FAQs

  • To receive a full refund minus a $30 service fee, guests must cancel within 48 hours of booking, and the cancellation must occur at least 30 days before check-in. If you cancel more than 30 days before check-in, Snow Farm will refund 50% of the booking amount. If you cancel after that, there will be no refund.

  • All date changes and cancellations incur a minimum $30 service fee. After making a booking you have 48 hours to cancel the booking for a full refund minus the booking fee of $30. 

  • Date changes can only occur 30 days before booking date if available space exists and must be for the same hut and quantity of guests. Guests are responsible for using the booking calendar to find an alternative date before October 31st.

  • Backcountry Hut bookings cancelled by the management of Snow Farm NZ will be fully refunded, except during the winter season where the guest has failed to arrive and check-in at Snow Farm before 12:00 pm. 

  • We may need to cancel your booking due to snow safety and or weather conditions, and reserve the right to cancel any such booking at any time

Yes, each hut guest needs an overnight trail pass – and rentals if needed. These are not included in the hut booking. Trail passes are free for children 5 and under. 

Yes, we have a dedicated area for parking overnight in our carpark. A staff member will show you where this is.

All you need to bring is food, drinks, a sleeping bag, and your overnight belongings, we ensure year round the huts have basic supplies. 

No dogs at the huts sorry!

There are no hard and fast rules, and conditions at the Snow Farm can range from a bitterly cold windy winter’s day to a balmy spring snow day. You need to take this into account and check the weather before you come up. If we are open and you dress to the weather you can stay warm and have a fantastic time. If in doubt bring too much – you can always take a layer off.


The minimum gear list for a day visit should look like:

  • Wool/polypro hat/beanie.
  • Gloves – windproof. Thick warm ones if it’s really cold. Thin polypro gloves are generally not warm enough.
  • Sunglasses or goggles are essential to protect your eyes.
  • Sunscreen. In August and September it is essential to apply sunscreen and lip screen/balm – may not be essential in June/July.
  • Base layers, merino/polypro, that can be added or taken off. Leave the cotton T shirts at home!
  • Windproof/waterproof top. Thick downhill jacket would be OK but could be a bit bulky.
  • Warm windproof/waterproof pants. Definitely not jeans. Thick polypro/merino pants, winter cycling pants or even downhill pants would all be OK

 

Parents/caregivers – please check the gear for any children that you’re responsible for.

Our hut check in time is 12pm. Please call us if you are running late – we can make exceptions based on the experience of the group. Our bags leave base at 2pm in order for our staff to return on time for closing. There are no late bag transfers. 

Yes, we have radios in the huts with an instruction sheet on how to use them.

Bob Lee, Daisy Lee, Meadow and the Musterers Hut log burners were kindly provided by Yunca