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Ski Touring


Ski the Gammack Range where you get to enjoy some of the best ski touring terrain in New Zealand and each night come back to one of our warm self-contained huts to sit by the fire and share stories of your day.

Your safety in the Mountains

As you are aware you can not take your safety too seriously when heading into the hills.  Snow conditions, steep terrain and variable weather combine to make time in the mountains a challenge.  Please ensure you, or someone in your party has the required avalanche safety skills to assess conditions.  If no one in your party has the relevant skills then find someone who has or hire a guide to go with you.  Before leaving home you must check your avalanche transceivers are working and carry spare batteries.  Make sure your party know how to use their transceivers in search mode and that they carry probes and shovels.  We also strongly encourage you to have at least 2 Personal Locator Beacons per group.


A few extra things you need to know

  • Bring a sleeping bag liner or bottom sheet if you are intending on sleeping on the mattress with your sleeping bag undone - this helps keep our mattresses clean for other parties.  

  • All kitchen equipment and gas cookers are provided.

  • Pack it in, pack it out - all food, rubbish and equipment are to be taken with you i.e. everything you bring in has to go out with you please.

  • Long drop toilets are provided

  • Toilet paper is not supplied, please take your own.

  • Solar lights are in huts.

  • Firewood for the log burner is provided.

  • Smoke alarms, Carbon Monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers are installed in every hut.

Purchasing your whiskey for The Bad Decision Hut – Please order by June 30th (each season):

If you want to have some whisky waiting for you at the highest whisky bar in the world, follow the instructions below and we will make sure it is flown up with the other bottles and will be there for you at the Bad Decision Hut to enjoy during your trip (the hut is located on the ridge between Lady Emily and Falcons Nest).  


All whisky orders have to be in by the 30th June to give us time to get them up to the Bad Decision Hut.  Your bottle will be labelled with your name on it.


Steps to purchase whisky for the Bad Decision Hut:

  • Go to

  • Select your whisky

  • Enter in order notes or further instructions  ‘Hold for Bad Decision Hut pickup’

  • Hit Complete purchase

  • Change your shipping address to 

  • Company: Bad Decision

  • 834 Colombo St, Christchurch 8013 

  • Hit Continue to shipping/click and collect

  • Select ‘Click and Collect’ under shipping options


Helicopter Transport

Our preferred helicopter line is Mackenzie Helicopters

Phone Mark on 021 685 011

Strictly NO HUNTING allowed on Glenmore Station & Cass Valley.

Our Ski Touring Huts

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