AO Wheeler Hut Family Weekend! - Friday, Nov 17, 2017

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Social 
Event Location: Rogers Pass - A.O. Wheeler hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Nov 17, 2017 08:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 nights 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   David Roe

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 25
Maximum No. Guests: 14
Minimum Group Size: 20
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 3
Number Registered So Far:   20 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


We have the AO Wheeler hut booked for the nights of November 17th and 18th for a family trip. Members are invited to come with their families and enjoy the snow of Roger's Pass in the comfort of the Wheeler hut. There will be lots of family winter activities of our own making such as snow fort making, snowshoeing, snowball fighting, snowman making, tobogganing and whatever else you can think of to do in the early season snow! Kids of all ages are welcome, bring your parents!

We'll rendezvous as we can at the parking lot on Friday afternoon or evening and port our stuff in the 2 kilometers to the hut, bring your sled or toboggan to haul your gear! For those of you who haven't been there, please contact the Trip Coordinator for details.

We'll all leave on Sunday with beaming smiles and a renewed bounce in our step!

Potluck meals will be organized once the attendee list is finalized.

Family Trip - all ages welcome.

One parent must be present to supervise their children at all times.

Self-led trips of our own making.

Required Items to Bring:
Depends on what activities that you plan on engaging in:
  • Toboggans
  • Snowshoes
  • X-Country Skis
If you have any questions about what other gear to bring, please contact the Trip Coordinator. The short story is that it's going to be a winter wonderland up there! :-)
The hut is heated by 2 wood stoves - though there is likely some there, bringing paper and matches would be a decent idea. It has all required utensils, dishes etc., propane stoves, ovens and lights and 2 outhouses (as outhouses goes, they are comfy). There should be plenty of wood with axes and mauls to cut it up. There are sleeping pads - you might want to bring sheets, depending on your sensibilities.
More information will be circulated closer to the date; such as the combination for the lock in case you plan on getting there early.

Anything else, drop me a line!

Recommended Items to Bring:
Glow sticks, board games, ear plugs could be high on the list for some! :)
Song books and musical instruments if you have them! Books, games....

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Access to the parking lot is by turning left (coming from Calgary) off the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 3.5 kilometers west of the Rogers Pass information centre.

On the south side of the highway, just past "the 90" (90 degree turn after the Rogers Pass summit) there is a sign for the turnoff to the Illecillewaet and parking area.

Be sure to register all adults and the kids, if necessary, add kids as guests with their ages please! This trip is a great way to get your kids out in the mountains. It's also a great way to meet other ACC members with kids to get out and do things with.

Please make your payment as soon as possible after registering. $60/adult and $30/child. In addition, there is a (newish) $5 levy per payment (in our case - family) to help pay for a Section bookkeeper. Payment can be made by email transfer to

Please send a follow-up email to the Treasurer with the password and the trip that the payment is for.

No wilderness passes are required for the Wheeler hut.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Payment is due by November 8, 2017. Refunds are only given if a replacement is found.

Payments can be made as outlined above. You can arrive or leave on the Saturday, but both night's cost will still need to be paid.

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 08:00 PM.