This panorama belongs to : Mount Field
The hut at Twilight Tarn used to be Tasmania's first ski club hut in the 1930s.
From a sign in the hut:
"This hut was constructed in 1927 by the original Park Ranger and a small group of enthusiastic people who had formed the first ski club of Tasmania.
The hut is framed and clad with bush materials cut locally, but other materials, such as roofing and internal lining, were carried from the park entrance by horses and Ski Club members.
This is thought to be Tasmania's first ski club hut. As such it has historic importance to Tasmania, and this National Park in particular.
In its heyday of the 1930's, the area was very popular, and the hut was in frequent use, despite the difficulty of access to the region, and the long walk in from the road end at Lake Fenton. Enthusiasm had waned by the 1950's and the hut began to fall into disrepair.
In 1981, the surviving members of the Ski Club of Tasmania donated the hut to the National Parks and Wildlife Service for use by the public and to ensure its preservation. Major repairs were carried out by ranger staff in 1981, but the original structure, design and materials were retained. A museum has been set up in the next room to display the equipment which has remained in the hut since the earliest skiing days.
The generosity and hard work of others has made this building available for your use. Please treat it, and the equipment, with the respect it deserves, so that others may enjoy it after you."