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Asulkan Cabin



GPS Coordinates: 51°12' 42"-117°27' 48" NAD27 11U 467636 5673465

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Asulkan Cabin
Asulkan Cabin, Rogers' Pass, Glacier National Park.

Terrific base for summer mountaineering and backcountry skiing. Access is a 3-5 hour hike or ski. Sleeps 12.

The Asulkan Cabin is located at the head of the Asulkan Valley at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, and has a 3-5 hour approach, longer when there is new snow.

The hut is a beautiful panabode style building which sleeps 10. Cooking stove (no oven), lighting and heat are supplied by propane. The hut is stocked with cooking and eating utensils and sleeping pads.

The Asulkan Cabin is well situated for skiing in the Asulkan Valley. The Seven Steps of Paradise, Asulkan Pass, Sapphire Col and the Dome Glacier can be reached as day trips from the hut.

Asulkan Hut details:

  • Location: At the end of the Asulkan summer trail at an elevation of 2100 metres (grid reference MG 673737 on Murray Toft's "Touring at Rogers Pass" or topographic map 82N/3)
  • Summer parking is at the Illicillewaet campground.
  • Vehicles can park at the Illicillewaet/Asulkan winter trailhead parking lot during the winter (500 metres west of campground entrance - the same winter lot as for the Wheeler Hut).
Asulkan kitchen
Asulkan Cabin interior. Photo by Barbara Budenz.

Check out the following YouTube videos of skiing at Rogers Pass:

Asulkan Valley Panoramic
Shaun Connor: Skiing Rogers Pass

Rogers Pass Pow Day (January 2007)
Rogers Pass Skiing - Feb 17-21, 2007
The Rogers Pass Posse, 2007
Stormstay: Rogers Pass (snowboarding)

A recent (2010/2011 Ski Season) review done by Backcounty Skiing Canada
Asulkan Cabin Review

Reference materials available

    VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.