Winter at Fishhook Hut
Fishhook Hut sits at 6,800' in a beautiful meadow, next to a meandering creek, deep in the Sawtooth Mountains. From the meadow, the Sawtooth Giants rise above; Thompson Peak, Williams Peak, Mount Heyburn, and Horstman Peak which is framed by the kitchen window.
Fishhook Hut consists of two separate structures: a Mongolian–style yurt and a unique wall tent connected together by a lodge pole pine framed walkway. The approach to Fishhook is a gentle four mile tour, either following a meandering creek or along a beautiful ridge-line.Fishhook is an ideal destination for tour oriented skiers or snowshoers, with many opportunities for scenic tours through the meadows and forests of Fishhook Valley safe from avalanche hazards. For advanced skiers and boarders, there is also fantastic downhill and ski mountaineering potential on the big Sawtooth peaks above the valley. Horstman, Thompson and Williams Peaks are right above the Yurt and there are many classic ski mountaineering lines on the steep walls of these peaks and the Fishhook canyon.
The minimum rate of $400/night applies for up to eight guests, $50 for each additional person. Additional kids from six to twelve are $25/night. It is required that at least one member of your group be familiar with the route, access and correct hut operations. If this is your first visit to the Fishhook Yurts, we require a Hut Rental Guide ($300) to accompany your party on Day One. The guide will lead your group to the hut and orient you to the facilities and how they function before leaving you to pursue your own personal skiing for the remainder of your stay.
Sun Valley Mountain Huts provides porter ($225), snowmobile/cargo tow ($400-$600) and Hut Rent Guide services to make your life easier. Please visit the SERVICES page for additional details. Would you like a ski guide for the duration of your trip? Learn about our partner guide outfitter here.
KNow Before You Go
We’d like you to have a phenomenal experience while staying at our huts! Good preparation before your trip will make the difference between an amazing adventure or an ‘epic’ one. If you choosing not to hire a professional guide you are entirely responsible for yourself and group. Please check out our web-page: How to Prepare for your Hut Trip to assist in the planning process. Additional resources you should use include : Avalanche Forecast Fishhook Yurt and Weather Forecast: Fishhook Yurt. Please be sure that everyone in your group reviews the information and links found on this page. Each participant is required to fill out the online release form prior to departure. You can find useful additional resources on our Links Page including weather models, webcams and weather station links.
Let us know if you have any questions and have a great trip!