A.O. Wheeler Hut

At a Glance

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3 .5 km west of Rogers Pass Info Center

Open all year

$25 members, $36 non-members

82N/6 (Blaeberry), Grid Reference 657791

51°15’ 48”-117°29’ 24” NAD83 11U 465700E 5679300N

1250 m (4100 ft)

The hut is a short ski (45 minutes) from the highway in winter. In summer the hut is accessible by vehicles.

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The Birthplace of North American Alpinism

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.

Note: High season rates apply at the Wheeler Hut from December 15 to April 30 annually.

Other Huts in the Area

The Asulkan Cabin is a four-hour hike or ski from the Wheeler Hut. Mountaineers can continue on from the Asulkan Cabin to the Sapphire Col Hut.

The Glacier Circle Cabin is reached from the Wheeler Hut via a long glacier trip.

Rates

Per Night Adult Member $25
Per Night Adult Non-Member $36
Per Night Child Member $12.50
Per Night Child Non-Member $18
High Season Adult Member $30 (winter)
High Season Adult Non-Member $41 (winter)
About Rates

Facilities

30 in the summer and 24 in the winter
Propane stove and fuel are provided
Outhouse
Propane lighting
Wood stove, firewood provided

Recreational Opportunities

Summer
Winter