Mons Hut offers some of the best high alpine skiing anywhere. The hut sits at the toe of the Mons Glacier and has quick access to at least eight different glaciers, including the North Glacier of Mount Forbes. Ski mountaineering includes peaks such as St Julien, Cambrai and of course Mons Peak.
The hut sleeps 12 in dorm-style accommodation. It is supplied with a full kitchen setup, including a propane stove, cooking and eating utensils, mattresses, blankets, propane heater and solar lighting. While blankets are provided, guests will need to bring a sleeping bag liner and food. There are hut shoes and a couple pairs of rubber boots. It is similar in design to the Lyell Hut but about 30% larger.
Mons Hut is the starting point for the Icefall Traverse. In the summer or on skis, this is a spectacular high alpine hut-to-hut traverse. The hut is normally reached by helicopter but, in bad weather, the helicopter may have to land up to 400m below for better reference. From the hut you can see the broken Icefall of the SW Lyell Glacier and the top of the Icefall canyon.