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Arthur O. Wheeler Hut



GPS Coordinates: 51°15' 48"-117°29' 24" NAD83 11U 465812 5679223

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A.O. Wheeler Hut
A.O. Wheeler Hut, Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park. Photo by Nancy Hansen.

Excellent backcountry skiing, hiking and mountaineering from our most easily accessed hut. Summer access is a five minute walk. Winter access is a 20-30 minute ski. Sleeps 30 (24 in winter).

Carrying on the tradition of the Glacier House which was closed in 1925 and now exists only as a few concrete foundation pieces, the Wheeler Hut serves as a base for the legendary powder skiing of the Rogers Pass area. In summer there are numerous opportunities for climbing and hiking.

This is the birthplace of alpinism in North America. Many of the routes are steeped in tradition and history, an interesting fact to remember as you reach for that next impeccable quartzite handhold or take that next footstep along one of the many trails which wind through the lush cedar forests that dominate the region.

This is the one and only ACC hut which can be reached by vehicle in summer. Winter access is a mere 2 km along a well-broken and level trail.

It is difficult to convey to the first time visitor the number and quality of the summer and winter day trips possible from the hut. The potential is outstanding from this single hut including summer hikes to Asulkan Pass or up the Great Glacier Trail to the Illicilewaet Glacier, summer climbs to Sapphire Col, Mt. Sir Donald, and Avalanche Peak; winter ski tours to Young's Peak, the Seven Steps of Paradise, the Dome Glacier - the list goes on and on. Go and explore for yourself, you will not be disappointed!

The Wheeler Hut is quite luxurious! A propane system provides the cooking and lighting, with two wood stoves for heating. The hut sleeps 30 in summer and 24 in winter.

A.O. Wheeler Hut
A.O. Wheeler Hut.

NOTE: This facility is subject to peak rate pricing. For more on peak rate pricing and Alpine Club of Canada facility rates please click here. To receive a quote or to book please contact the Club's reservations team at 403-678-3200 ext. 0 or email

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

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)

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    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.