Mount Tahoma Hut Reservations
Several years ago, I tagged along with some friends for a weekend at Mount Tahoma's High Hut. Since my cross country skiing skills are just a notch above novice, I was a bit anxious. But I got there and back without even falling. The gentle slopes, plus Mount Tahoma Trails Association's fine grooming on 50 miles of trails, make this area a great destination for all ages and abilities.
And staying at High Hut was unforgettable. It was great to play outside in the snow, then return to its toasty interior and gaze out the window at Mount Rainier looming so close.
If this sounds inviting, you should definitely attend the Mount Tahoma Trails Association's Gala Fundraiser at REI on Saturday from 2:00-6:00 pm. By attending ($10 per person), you will not only be supporting the great work of this organization, but you will also get first dibs at signing up for their two backcountry huts and one yurt. View the Event Flier
At the event, they will be conducting a hut reservation lottery. This is most likely your only chance for getting a weekend reservation this winter.
Of course, you can always enjoy the huts and the 50 miles of ski trails during day trips. MTTA charges no fees for day use, and only processing fees and deposits for the huts. The Mount Tahoma trail system is located on the west side of Mount Rainier, near Elbe, WA. You'll need a snow park pass, but not a grooming sticker.
Check out some of the Trip Reports posted the past couple of winters here and here.