Mt St Mary from Snowy Gorge Creek, Barrier Range

Here’s a long ski mountaineering adventure, quite remote, and a lovely small ski hut to stay in.  We skied this in early July when there was a good amount of snow down low as the Hut is at 1125m. Access is easy from Ohau ski field. Descend towards Dumbell lake, continue all the way down…

Overnight to Kirtle Burn Hut, Pisa Range

The Kirtle Burn hut is a 7 bunk hut nestled below Mt Pisa. Drive up to the Snowfarm (off the Cardrona Valley Rd). You need a backcountry pass to access the DOC track which starts amongst the Proving Ground buildings. Call in to the Snow Farm office to register. Our full moon trip followed the…