Stanley Mitchell Hut

At a Glance

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In the Little Yoho Valley, Yoho National Park, BC

Open all year

$25 members, $36 non-members

Map 82N/10. Grid Ref 303801

2,060 m (6,825 ft)

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)

3 to 4 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.

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

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 (summer)
High Season Adult Non-Member $41 (summer)
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Facilities

24 in summer, 20 in winter
Propane stove - propane is supplied
Outhouse
Wood stove, firewood provided

Recreational Opportunities

Summer
Winter