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Glacier Hut, Whakapapa

Glacier Hut, Whakapapa

Glacier Hut, at 1,740 metres on the Whakapapa ski field, was the first purpose-built ski club hut. It was built by members of the Ruapehu Ski Club in 1923, and like many early huts, was very basic. Clad with corrugated iron, it had six bunks and a stove. In 1989 the club restored it and turned it into a skiing museum.

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Club skiing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11845/glacier-hut-whakapapa (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007