Reservations Lottery

Winter reservations for huts in the 10th Mountain system begin in the spring each year, through a lottery followed by an early call-in and online booking period. 10th Mountain, Summit Huts Association and Grand Huts Association members are welcome to participate in this early booking system. This process is an attempt to fairly allocate the limited winter hut space available in the huts each year. Membership dues go to support 10th Mountain education programs, as well as supplying and maintaining the huts. If you are not a member you can become a member before you enter your lottery form, or you can indicate you want to become a member on your lottery form. You can follow the links below to fill out an online lottery form or print out a paper one. We are no longer mailing out paper forms unless you request them!

2017-2018 Winter Lottery is now closed

Important Lottery Dates:

Skiers atop Mt. Yeckel

Other Important Reservation Dates:

How does the lottery work? In late-December or early-January each year, the online and the PDF version of our lottery form will be available on our website. We are no longer mailing out paper forms unless you request them. Members complete these forms by listing an unlimited number of options for trips that they would be interested in taking during the next winter. Every member is welcome to submit one lottery entry to receive up to one itinerary (this can be for a multiple night trip, to more than one hut, and/or for multiple people). Forms must be completed and returned to 10th Mountain by Februrary 13th, 2017.

Starting on the 1st business day of March, 10th Mountain begins drawing entry forms. We draw each and every form and read through each member's choices, working in order of their preference to try and book a trip. If one of the member's choices is available, we book that trip, charge their credit card for the trip cost, and email the hut trip confirmation letter. Each year we receive more than 1,000 entries and about 87% of entrants receive a trip.

After the lottery, members have the option to book more trips during an early call-in and online booking period starting at 8:00am the 1st business day of April. Regular ($35) members can reserve up to two additional trips (or three, if they did not receive a trip in the lottery). Leader ($100) and Lifetime ($1000) members can reserve an unlimited number of additional trips.

Non-members can begin reserving trips online or over the phone at 8:00am on the first business day of June.

Tips for getting a Lottery Trip

Lodging in and around the Roaring Fork Valley

The following lodges and hotels offer surprisingly affordable prices, many with full kitchens or kitchenettes. For a one night stay before or after your hut trip, it is a good idea to call the property to discuss pricing and availability, as some minimum night booking requirements may be waived depending on vacancies – and some online calendars may not show single night availability. Hut groups may also be able to book rooms that can accommodate as many as 4 to 6 guests – which greatly decreases the per person rate.

Reservations & Trip Planning