mountainhut reviews
NZ Herald - September 2016

For those wanting privacy and access to the great Kiwi outdoors, book into Otago's Mountain Hut. Arrive by helicopter at this cosy, handcrafted hut located on the slopes of Mt Larkins. This Airbnb offers a hosted, overnight experience where guests can relax in front of the fire or explore the grandeur of New Zealand's back country with a spot of skiing through the snow fields in winter or mountain biking from the tops to the valley floor in summer.
"It's a very unique and different experience for people who like spending time up high," said co-owner Christine Kelly. "It gives you a moment to contemplate and not be involved in the hustle and bustle of everyday life."
Prices range according to number of guests, but start at $795 per night. - from NZ Herald


Girls Own It" Ski Camp - September 2016



The Snowdome - Mountainhut since 1998

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Look how far mountainhut/nz has come! This is the first marketing image and script, from 1998 Winter, just after the first half globe shape hut was heli lifted in. The beginning of so many happy times for many guests - staying and playing!!


Bendemeer NZ - June 2016



NZ Skier Magazine - Issue 06


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Mountainhut.nz 2 day 1 night Ski touring trip 26 - 27 Sept 2015

"We enjoyed a fantastic weekend with Dan and Roger. The trip was organised at very short notice but ran seamlessly. The quality of the service was of the highest order: great accommodation in a nice warm hut in the high alpine, fantastic food, and great company. The hut is surrounded by great ski terrain on three sides. Lovely pitch and long runs of 500m of vertical drop. We skied in the springtime and had the best corn snow I have had experienced. Given the different aspects that are available we had perfect snow conditions throughout the day. A highlight was a glass of wine, sitting on the ridge line at 1900m looking west as the sun went down over the head of Lake Wakatipu. A perfect way to end the day. All in all a great trip. We will definitely return."
David Sidebotham & Sara Jane Allen


Air France Magazine - Issue May 2014
Writer / Director Jane Campion celebrating her birthday at DWELL Hut.

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Diaries Downunder - Episode 5 2014




Tim Martin - Weekend of Sep. 5th 2014

"A group of 4 mates went looking for a NZ ski touring experience to mark the half century milestone and stumbled across the steep white offering... and what a lucky find it was. We had a fantastic mountain experience with Dan our host and Thomas the trusty ski guide. It started with a scenic chopper ride from QT airport landing a short distance from the hut that Dan designed and built on the Mt Larkin range. Our new home for 3 days is a design masterpiece complete with all the necessities for a comfortable mountain stay including a little cracker fire that pumped out enough heat to require an open window. Day 1 was a scouting exercise to check out the snow conditions with a few runs to wet the whistle. On Day 2 we hit our stride with a good 6 runs of great powder skiing. Day 3 we got in a morning powder run before getting ready for the walk out. The trip out is quite an adventure with a mix of boot packing, skinning, some downhill and a lengthy stroll down to the valley floor at Glenorchy. Don't underestimate the fitness required for the walk out with a loaded pack! After a scenic drive back to QT we headed out for a beer or 2 to reflect on what a fantastic adventure we had... I highly recommend Steepwhite to all skiers keen to experience a great slice of NZ and a chance to chew the fat with Dan and Thomas."
Tim Martin



NZ Skier Magazine - Issue 06