KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

Location near to the summit of Mt Rufus, Lake St Clair National Park

 

History

The Gingerbread Hut and the Joe Slatter Hut were built by the Mount Rufus Ski Club, comprised of HEC workers at Bronte Park and Tarraleah.

When those construction towns wound down, ownership of the huts devolved to the Wellington Ski Club.

The two-roomed Joe Slatter Hut was named in memory of an HEC engineer who met a tragic and untimely death in Melbourne in a railway accident. This hut featured an incredible length of black pipe that brought water from a small creek if you held your mouth just right and kept your fingers crossed.