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 2021/22 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: $24,000 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.
  • 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.
  • Some weeks in the lottery may have limited capacity available.

Lottery - General Guidelines for Winter 2021/22 bookings

  • The only way to enter the lotteries is to use the online system which will open on August 2, 2021.
  • 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, and if so, you will be notified of this change should you choose to register.
  • Application fee is $15 for non-members and free for members for every entry requested (regardless of the size of the group).
  • You may only purchase one entry, per week that is available in the lottery for 2021/2022.
  • 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 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, 2021/22 Winter Season

Note: the lottery for ski weeks for the 2021/22 winter season has now ended. Thank you for your support.
Enter Fairy Meadow Ski Week Lottery

Winter 2021/22 lottery dates and times:

  • The lottery opens for applications on August 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. and closes at midnight MST on September 15, 2021.
  • All winners and the first two runners-up for each week of the lottery will be contacted. Please do not contact the ACC to see if you’ve won.
  • If the winner accepts the week, their deposit must be received by September 24th, 2021 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 October 1, 2021. The deposit deadline for first runners-up is October 8th, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (noon) MST.
  • All space not secured by winners and runner-ups will be available for general booking on October 11th, 2021 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 90 days prior to trip departure.
  • 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 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 Chelsea Lindsay.