Winter Reservation Lottery

The Reservation Lottery is intended to fairly allocate limited winter hut space. To enter the lottery, a 10th Mountain or Summit Huts membership is required.

Not a member? Don’t worry! You can purchase/renew memberships during the lottery submission process.

Key Dates

Lottery Forms Due
Hut Assignment
Early Booking for Members
Open Booking

* Reservations for Braun and Friends’ huts open at 8:00 am on the first business day of May each year for the following winter season – there is no lottery to book these huts, and no membership requirement.

Submitting Lottery Choices

Submitting lottery choices is a multi-step process. It is critical that you carefully read the lottery instructions. Booking policies are strictly enforced.

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Keep an Open Mind

There is no limit to the number of choices you can list, but if none of your listed choices are available when you’re drawn, you won’t receive an assignment.

Think Beyond Weekends & Holidays

Weekends and holidays between mid-January and mid-March are the most popular. If you only list dates that fall in this criteria you will have a much smaller likelihood of receiving an assignment.

Some Locations Are More Popular Than Others

The huts closest to the Front Range and Denver are the most popular.

Huts near the Roaring Fork Valley tend to be less popular; however, there are good lodging options within 1.5 hours of any of the trailheads in the Roaring Fork Valley. We’ve compiled a list of them in case you’re interested.

Become a 10th Mountain Member

10th Mountain relies heavily upon donations to construct, maintain, and operate the hut system. These contributions also allow us to keep the hut fees affordable. As a member of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association you will receive a regularly published newsletter, a gift, and the opportunity to reserve huts early for the winter season by participating in our reservations lottery.

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