Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club

Section Event

Big Hut July 20-21

Saturday, July 20 2024 — Sunday, July 21 2024

The Basics
Event type: Skiing
Start date: Saturday, July 20 2024
End Date: Sunday, July 21 2024
Registration cut-off Sunday, July 14 2024 12:00 AM
Trip organizers
Keith Moffat [Otago]
Cost Cost of staying in Big Hut is $12 per night per person
Participant Information
Who's invited Members and guests
Attendee screening Attendees are pre-screened
Maximum number of participants 15
Total number registered 6
Who's registered You must be logged in to view participant list


This trip is to Big Hut in the Rock and Pillar Range to go snow shoeing or skiing.  Mountaineering  skills are not required but you will need to know how to look after yourself  in a winter alpine environment.

We will drive from Dunedin and should be at Big Hut around lunch time. 

Depending on weather and snow conditions we will then explore.

You will need to bring your own food but we will try and organize food groups  to minimize the number of people cooking in the small kitchen.

Getting There

We will will car pool from Dunedin. Passengers to contribute to vehicle running cost. 

What to Expect

Good company, exercise and mountain air.

Possible Hazards

Exposure due to high winds and low temperatures. 

Sunburn snow blindness - bring sunglasses or snow goggles.


Warm winter clothing for alpine travel.  

PLB if you have one. 


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For screened events, the trip leader may contact you for further information about your experience and skills.

The start date for this event has passed.