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 2020/21 season, please click the button below.

Note: Ski Week Lotteries for the Winter 2020/21 season will open April 15, 2020 and will run until June 15, 2020


Note: Limited Ski Weeks Available

All ACC Huts were closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. This cancelled all remaining ski weeks for the 2019-2020 season. These guests were offered the opportunity to transfer trips to the 2020-2021 season. As a result, there are fewer ski weeks available for the 2020-21 winter lottery than usual.

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: $21,000 for a whole hut booking, including return flights, 7 nights accommodation, and taxes. Travel days are Saturdays. This will appear on the invoice as Saturday to Friday, as the booking indicates the “nights” booked.
  • 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.
  • Lottery applications must be for groups of a minimum of 4 people. Group size must include all people, including guides and cooks.
  • Some weeks in the lottery may have limited capacity (not the full 20) available.

Lottery - General Guidelines for Winter 2020/21 bookings

  • The only way to enter the lotteries is to use the online system which will open on April 15, 2020.
  • Lottery applications are accepted for weeks starting Saturday, Dec 19th, 2020, through the week beginning April 24th, 2021.
  • Application fee is $15 for non-members and $7.50 for members for every entry requested (regardless of the size of the group).
  • Multiple entries for a week may be made by groups wishing to increase their odds of winning. Each additional entry is subject to the application fee.
  • Multiple entries for one week, or for multiple weeks, can be made on the same application.
  • A winner for each week will be selected along with first and second runners-up. Winners and runners-up will be notified as per the timetable below.
  • The winning applicant in the lottery will be the group leader and will be the liaison between the group and The Alpine Club of Canada. ACC membership is required to secure the booking. The winning applicant will also be responsible for making all deposits and final payments. All payments once made are non-refundable.

Lottery Dates and Times - Ski Weeks, 2020/21 Winter Season

Note: the lottery for ski weeks for the 2020/21 winter season will open on April 15, 2020. To be taken to the Lottery Page, click the button below.
Enter Fairy Meadow Ski Week Lottery

Winter 2020/21 lottery dates and times:

  • The lottery opens for applications on April 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. and closes at midnight MST on June 15, 2020.
  • All winners and the first two runners-up for each week of the lottery will be contacted by June 22nd, 2020. Please do not contact the ACC to see if you’ve won.
  • If the winner accepts the week, their deposit must be received by July 6th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) MST.
  • Weeks that are declined by the lottery winners will be made available to that week’s first runners-up on July 10th, 2020. The deposit deadline for first runners-up is July 24th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (noon) MST.
  • All space not secured by winners and runner-ups will be available for general booking on July 27th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. MST. Interested parties can book by calling the ACC front desk at 403-678-3200, ext 230. Deposits for general bookings are required at the time of booking.

Ski Week Payment

  • When your booking is confirmed, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to trip departure, and will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit.
  • Post-dated cheques will be accepted for final payments if arrangements are made at time of booking.
  • The ACC reserves the right to cancel bookings without notice in the case of late payments.
  • All payments are to be made by the trip leader in one payment. We do not accept individual 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 Micki Chong.