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Fairy Meadow Ski Weeks

Ski Week Lotteries - Fairy Meadow (Bill Putnam) Hut

Ski Week Lotteries – Fairy Meadow (Bill Putnam) Hut

The Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut in winter is a helicopter-access, self-catering backcountry skiing hut. For details on the hut and its facilities, as well as the terrain, please see the Fairy Meadow Hut page.

To be taken to the ski week lottery for the Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) hut for the winter 2024/25 season, please click the button below.

About Fairy Meadow Ski Weeks

  • Traveling in the Fairy Meadow area in winter is recommended only for advanced-intermediate and expert skiers with backcountry experience.
  • Rates: $27,000 – $29,000 for a whole hut booking, including return flights, 7 nights accommodation, and taxes. Travel days are Saturdays.
  • The maximum hut capacity of Fairy Meadow is 20 guests.
  • The maximum weight for all items (other than people) is 100 lbs per person. All baggage will be weighed and your group may be asked to leave gear behind if your group is over the weight limit. Your group will be charged for additional helicopter flights that are required due to excessive weight or bulk.
  • Huts are booked on an exclusive, whole hut, basis. Capacities, group compositions, number of users, or vaccination requirements could vary due to provincial restriction or for any reason. The maximum hut capacity is 20 people.

Lottery - General Guidelines for Winter 2024/25 bookings

  • The only way to enter the lotteries is to use the online system which will open on March 25, 2024 and close at midnight MDT on April 29, 2024.
  • Lottery applications are accepted only for the weeks which are shown during the application process, there may be additional weeks added during the lottery application period.
  • Lottery application fee is to be determined. 
  • A winner for each week will be selected by May 3, 2024.
  • Winners and runners-up will be notified as per the timetable below. 
  • The winning applicant in the lottery must have an active ACC Membership to secure the booking. Once reserved, a ski-week trip date may not be changed, deferred or transferred to another person. All payments must be received according to the payment schedule, failure to make a payment will result in the forfeiture of the reservation. All payments once made are non-refundable.

Lottery Dates and Times - Ski Weeks, 2023/24 Winter Season

Winter 2024/25 lottery dates and times:

  • The lottery opens for applications on March 25, 2024 and closes at midnight MST on April 29, 2024.
  • All winners of the lottery will be contacted by May 3, 2024. Please do not contact the ACC to see if you’ve won.
  • If the winner accepts the week, their deposit must be received within 7 days.
  • Weeks that are declined by the lottery winners will be made available to that week’s first runners-up.

Ski Week Payment

  • When your booking is confirmed, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure.
  • The ACC reserves the right to cancel bookings without notice in the case of late payments.
  • All payments are to be made in one payment. We do not accept partial payments.
  • Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Ski Week Cancellations

  • All payments for ski weeks are 100% non-refundable once processed.
  • The ACC does not refund or discount any ski week bookings due to weather, flight delays or other situations beyond our control.
  • The Alpine Club of Canada reserves the right to cancel any trip.
  • Dates are non-transferable.

Travel Insurance

  • The Alpine Club of Canada strongly recommends Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance for ski week bookings.
  • The ACC sells Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance through TuGo that provides coverage for a variety of unexpected travel expenses.
  • For information please email Tara McConnery.