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 10 people. Each is equipped with a full Kitchen (propane cook stove/oven, lighters, matches, 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.
Firewood is stockpiled at the huts. Water (7 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.
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.
IMPORTANT: FREIGHT HAUL drop-off, hut check-in and check-out times. We have a firm check out and check-in time in order to thoroughly clean the huts between groups. We need guests to be OUT of the hut by 10:30 am on their day of departure. Freight haulers will arrive between 10:30 am to 11:00 am to grab gear. We ask that all gear be ready and stacked outside the huts. We aim to have gear back at Cub Creek by 12:00. Guests heading IN need to be at Cub Creek by 10:00 am with gear ready to go. If you need other arrangements please text Ben @ 509-429-3644. It’s the easiest way to get in touch as we’re in and out of service all day. Later hauls can be accommodated for a charge to cover additional staff time and gas. If you’re arriving later than 10:00 am, we’ll add $45 dollars to your freight fee. The trailhead at Cub Creek has changed. It is much smaller and we’re encouraging guests to carpool as much as possible (same goes for the Gunn Ranch trailhead).