Wendy Thompson Hut - Whistler Section

Ski Hut in the Marriott Basin

 The Wendy Thompson hut is located in the Marriott Basin, north of Whistler, B.C. It is approximately a 1 hour drive from Whistler to the trailhead, then a 2 – 3 hour hike or ski in. This location provides extensive ski-touring opportunities and there are also a number of peaks in the vicinity.

The hut is a two-storey gothic arch design that accommodates 16 people in the upper sleeping loft with an additional 4 spaces reserved for custodians. The hut has wood heat, a large kitchen with four sinks and three food prep stations, solar lighting on both levels, USB chargers and and expanded common area. Guests are required to bring their own cooking stoves and fuel. Mattresses are provided for sleeping. 

For more information about the hut, and Wendy Thompson, please visit the Whistler Section website at accwhistler.ca.

At A Glance

General: In Marriott Basin, north of Whistler
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Hut Elevation: 1,860 m (6,100 ft)
GPS: 50.4300002,-122.4733024
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Open: Open all year
Rates: $20 members (Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler section affiliation required), $25 others 20% child rate reduction

Quick Description:
Elevation Gain to Hut: 
Approach Time: 2-3 hours
How To Book


Note: The Wendy Thompson Hut is maintained and operated by the Whistler Section of the ACC. Reservations are required.

Bookings can be made through the website of the ACC Whistler Section 

Consider cancellation and/or appropriate emergency medical insurance for your trip (link below):

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Per Night Adult Member $15
Per Night Adult Non-Member $20
Per Night Child Member $15
Per Night    Child Non-Member $20


16 + 4 custodians
Coleman lanterns - bring white gas
Wood stove – firewood is provided
Snow melt
Mattresses are provided
No stove provided - bring your own stove and fuel

Recreational Opportunities

  • Trail Hiking
  • Scrambling
  • Alpine Rock Climbing
  • Ski Montaineering
  • Ski Touring


Winter Access: The trailhead is approximately 7.7 km past the Joffre Lake parking area on Highway 99 north of Pemberton. A forestry service road is followed in a northerly direction for about 2 km. A trail continuing in the same general direction is then followed (signed at start). The route turns to the northwest (avalanche hazard) and travels through forest to the top of a forested moraine and Marriott Lake. The hut is located on top of the first small bump to the NW of the lake. 2-3 hours.

Detailed access information is available on the ACC Whistler's Wendy Thompson Hut webpage.

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The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal, and foam mattresses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. Guests are expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.