Stanley Mitchell Hut

At a Glance

Location

In the Little Yoho Valley, Yoho National Park, BC

Map 82N/10. Grid Ref 303 084

2,060 m (6,825 ft)

51° 31' 33" / -116° 33' 50"

Rates

Open all year

$30 members, $40 others

Summer

Access

Summer: 10 km hike on good trails from Takakkaw Falls, BC. Winter: A full-day (or 2 day) ski from the highway.

520 m (1,700 ft)

Summer 3 to 4 hours, Winter 8 to 12 hours.

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Family-Friendly hiking hut

Fantastic trails and peaks, reasonable access and even a green meadow in front of the hut – the Stanley Mitchell is one of the best family backcountry destinations in the Rockies.

Many scrambling and hiking peaks and trails will keep the entire family busy for many summer days. Climbing the President and the Vice President are excellent moderate mountaineering challenges and are easily combined in a day with an early start from the hut.

Approaching the hut up the Little Yoho Valley and a making a return trip down the super-scenic Iceline Trail is a truly classic hiking loop.

Note: High season rates apply at Stanley Mitchell Hut in the summer months while the Takakkaw Falls Road is open.

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Incredible backcountry skiing destination

This is one of the coziest huts you’ll find anywhere in winter months. A long approach sets you up in a usually quiet lodge in the middle of nearly endless backcountry runs and exploration. The hut serves as the final stop for skiers on the Yoho Traverse from the Wapta Icefield. Chic Scott often refers to the hut in winter as the “Gem of the Rockies”. Enjoy.

Stanley Mitchell Hut fact: This hut was the original lodge used by Hans Gmoser for his ski touring company that eventually became Canadian Mountain Holidays.

Hut Bookings

  • Reservations are required at all ACC huts.
  • ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members can book 12 months in advance. Non-members can book 30 days in advance.
  • Call 403-678-3200 ext 0 to make a booking. We are open 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
  • Please read our cancellation policies and consider cancellation insurance for your trip.

 

Rates

Per NightAdultMember$30
Per NightAdultNon-Member$40
Per NightChildMember$15
Per NightChildNon-Member$20
High SeasonAdultMember$35
High SeasonAdultNon-Member$45
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Facilities

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Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Propane stove and oven – propane is supplied
Outhouse
Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Wood stove – firewood is provided
Snow melt, Creek

Recreational Opportunities

Summer
Winter