If you ski Nordic style -- whether you're an intermediate or an expert -- you owe yourself at least one trip to the Rendezvous Huts. This is a semi-backcountry experience and even though this is a groomed trail, snow and weather conditions can change rapidly and you should be able to ski all conditions.
Our huts are simple and cozy frame buildings that sleep up to 8 people. Each is equipped with a full Kitchen (propane cook stove, pots, pans, sufficient utensils) a wood stove heater and fuel, sleeping pads, propane lights, and a sanitary outhouse. In general, the main floor has a 48" double bunk bed and a single sitting/sleeping shelf by the fire. Upstairs, is additional sleeping, for 5 to 6 persons. Each hut varies slightly. The huts can be rented for overnight use, and they are also available to all day-use skiers as a warming hut.
Firewood is stockpiled at the huts. Water (5 gallons), and trash removal is handled with freight hauls. Those who choose not to have freight haul may need to boil water.
You may ski the hut and trail system from one hut to another, or travel loops on interconnecting trails. There is a TRAIL PASS FEE for every day that you ski the trail system. Passes are sold at several different establishments in downtown Winthrop and around the Valley.
Heifer Hut is the easiest hut to reach from the trailhead, about a three hour ski from the Cub Creek parking area. We recommend it as a first night's stop for beginners and families.
Dogs are welcome at Heifer, Rendezvous, and Grizzly huts only. For details on dog-friendly ski trails in the Rendezvous area, please see the Methow Trails website.
For more information, including distances and estimated ski times, please visit the Rendezvous Huts website. Come back here when you're ready to book your hut!
Sun thru Thurs-$150
/night ($165 beginning 2018-19 season), Fri/Sat-$175
/night ($190), 'Holidays'(which includes certain holiday periods)-$200
/night ($215). Tax added.
Freight Hauls- $90 + tax, per one-way haul to have your gear, food, water, extra skis, etc. hauled to your hut, from your hut, or between huts.
Family Package- For $375+ tax, treat yourself to 2 consecutive nights, Sunday-Thursday, in the same hut, plus 2 one-way freight hauls. Use discount code FAMILY during payment to receive this special. Not available 'christmas/new year week, and ski week (week after Pres Weekend.)
Spring/Fall Hut Rentals
Rent a hut for stunning biking/hiking on single-track and F.S roads among the spring flowers, and fall foliage. No freight hauls available, but vehicle access to huts is permitted. $110/night for exclusive use only