Asulkan Cabin

 The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. Asulkan Cabin is a great base for ski touring and hiking in Rogers Pass. See all of our huts here

Cozy Ski Hut with Powder and Views

The Asulkan Cabin is located at the head of the Asulkan Valley at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, and has a 3-5 hour approach, longer when there is new snow.

The Asulkan Cabin is well situated for skiing in the Asulkan Valley. The Seven Steps of Paradise, Asulkan Pass, Sapphire Col and the Dome Glacier can be reached as day trips from the hut.

The hut is a beautiful panabode style building which sleeps 10. Cooking stove (no oven), lighting and heat are supplied by propane. The hut is stocked with cooking and eating utensils and sleeping pads.

Note: High season rates apply at the Asulkan Cabin from December 21 to April 30 annually.

Important notice from Glacier National Park

An overnight parking permit is required (free of charge) when accessing the Asulkan Cabin from the Illecillewaet Valley or Illecillewaet Campground trailheads.

In person:

If unable to obtain an Overnight Parking Permit in person during the Rogers Pass Discovery Center’s hours of operations, call or e-mail to make arrangements. (Allow 3-5 business days)

NATIONAL PARK PASSES

A valid national park pass is required for all visitors to the national parks. For fee information and purchase locations visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/tarifs-fees

You will need the group leader’s name, destination, number of people in group, license plate of ALL vehicles being left at the trailhead, and your ACC reservation number. Winter users must verify whether planned routes require a Winter Permit.

At A Glance

Location
General: At the head of the Asulkan Valley in Rogers Pass
Map and Grid Reference: 82N/6 (Blaeberry) and 82N/5 (Glacier), Grid Reference 673735
Hut Elevation: 2100 meters (6890 feet)
GPS: NAD27 11U 467636 5673465
Lat / Long: 51°12’ 42” / -117°27’ 48”
Rates
Open: Open all year
Rates: See below

Access
Quick Description: A 4-5 hour ski (winter) or hike (summer)
Elevation Gain to Hut: 850 m (2,790 ft)
Approach Description: Printable PDF
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

How To Book

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Other Huts in the Area

The Wheeler Hut, located at the Illeclliewaet Campground in Rogers Pass is often used as an overnight stop before trips into Asulkan. Mountaineers can continue on from the Asulkan Cabin to the Sapphire Col Hut.

Rates

All hut pricing is subject to change without notice.

Overnight rates are inclusive of all ACC hut fees and charges, and do not include national park pass fees.


Summer 2022 (May 1 to October 30)

 

  Exclusive - Member/Non Per night - Member/Non
Price per night $400/500 $40/50

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Facilities

Sleeps 10
Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Propane stovetops (propane supplied)
Outhouse
Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Propane heater
Snow melt

Recreational Opportunities

Summer
  • Mountaineering
  • Scrambling
  • Trail Hiking
Winter
  • Ski Touring
  • Ski Mountaineering

Access

The approach follows approximately the same route in summer and winter. The Asulkan Valley Trail leads from the Illecillewaet Campground, steepening in the later sections to reach the crest of the moraine below the hut.

Please note that Parks Canada removes bridges over stream crossings on this trail each year on October 1st and replaces them each year near the middle of June (dependent upon conditions). Access to the Asulkan Cabin will require a stream crossing during this period. Please check the Glacier National Park Trail Conditions Report website for up to date info on the trail and the state of the bridges.

Printable detailed access description