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Terms & Conditions

Your safety in the Mountains

All hut users are responsible for their own safety and decision-making. 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.

EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR PARTY MUST WEAR A TRANSCEIVERWe also strongly encourage you to have at least 2 Personal Locator Beacons per group.

Assumption of Risk

By booking a hut on Glenmore Station, you accept the fact that the activities you will partake in inherently involve risks that may result in property damage or loss, serious or fatal injury. You acknowledge that rocks, cliffs, cornices, avalanches, changing snow, ice and weather conditions, river levels, and other non-specified natural circumstances are ever-present hazards when undertaking adventure or alpine activities. You hereby assume all risks and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, release all persons connected with Glenmore Station Limited of all liability for any loss or damage and from any claim by you, your family or your estate.


Prices are per person and in New Zealand dollars and include 15% GST (NZ Goods & Services Tax).


Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Cass Valley Huts.


Cancellations and Amendments


To make any changes to your booking, please email with your booking reference number, name and a clear description of what change(s) you wish to make.

Amendment and/or cancellation requests must be made by the person who made the initial booking.

Refunds will be paid back to a bank account of the person who made the booking. Refunds cannot be paid to any other person.

Cancellations for any reason (including weather):

  • Cancellations will be refunded less 50% of your booking fee plus the credit card merchant fee. We highly recommend you take out your own insurance to cover this.

  • If for any reason you don't stay for your full booking, no refund will be given for nights not used.

4 x 4 Vehicle Drivers

If you are driving up the Cass Valley to access our huts, you agree to the following:

  • I accept the nature of off-road-four-wheel driving is adventurous, and I assume the risk of personal injury and/or damage to my personal property while I drive at Glenmore Station.

  • I am suitably experienced in off-road driving.

  • I will ensure all passengers wear seat belts.

  • I agree that my vehicle has a current WOF.

  • I have no medical condition or injury that could impair my judgement.

  • I release, waive, indemnify and hold harmless Glenmore Station, having permitted access on land under their control, from and against claims, losses, damages or expenses (including legal costs) that may occur during our time on their land.

  • If I am not a resident of New Zealand, I declare that I will not attempt to commence any legal action in another country.



NB: Strictly NO HUNTING OR DOGS allowed on Glenmore Station.

Use of DRONES are allowed, but please be aware of aircrafts in the area while flying. If you see (or hear) a helicopter please land your drone immediately


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.

  • Toilets are provided

  • Toilet paper is not supplied.

  • Solar lighting is in each of the high huts.

  • Firewood for the log burners is provided.

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


Purchasing for The Bad Decision Whiskey 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 Whiskey 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

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