The Wintertux Cabin can be accessed year round. Typically May through October access is by high clearance vehicle, ATV, dirt bike, or mountain bike. In the winter months of November through April access is by skis, snowshoe or snowmobile. Please check the Sawtooth Avalanche info Center before traveling to the cabin in the winter for the latest weather and avalanche forecast. Backcountry experience is required in the winter.


Wintertux is located approximately 50 miles North of Sun Valley, Idaho. 6 miles from highway 75, turn left on forest service road 204, cabin is located on your left. Map.

Capacity and Animals

Wintertux has a strict limit of 10 guests, and animals are not recommended. If you must bring your pet(s) we limit you to a maximum of 2, and it is $25/night/dog

At a minimum, what you should bring for a trip to Wintertux:


• Sleeping bag or bedding and pillow. (Mattress cover provided)
• Headlamp or flashlight (for using outhouse at night, etc)
• Diverse range of clothing for sun and rain and snow (temps can be anywhere from 20-75 degrees in the summer, and you can expect to see anything from sun to wind, to rain or snow at 12,000 feet.
• Proper footwear
• Food (Water is provided via fresh water spring)
• First Aid Supplies
• Anything else you can think of to make you stay more enjoyable.


• Sleeping bag and pillow (Mattress cover provided)
• Avalanche gear (Shovel, beacon , probe)
• 2 way radios if you have them
• Headlamp or flashlight (for using outhouse at night, etc.)
• Diverse range of clothing for sun, wind and snow (temps can be anywhere from -40 to 50 degrees in the winter, and you can expect to see anything from sun to wind to snow at 12,000 feet. It is also nice to have some lounge wear for in the cabin.
• Proper footwear, including a pair of booties or slippers for inside the cabin
• Food (Water is provided)
• First Aid Supplies
• Anything else you can think of to make you stay more enjoyable.


• 1200 square foot, 3 story log cabin (includes basement with firewood)
• 1 large bedroom upstairs
• Outhouse
• Wood fired sauna
• Electricity provided by Goal Zero solar panels/batteries with backup provided by small gas powered generator
• LED Lights in every room
• Full Kitchen with 2 coolers, 2 burner stove, flat top griddle and oven
• Spices and oil for cooking, zip lock bags, tupperware, aluminum foil, paper towels, toilet paper, rags, cleaning supplies, matches/lighters, etc.
• Electric Traeger pellet grill
• Pots & Pans, plates, bowls, silverware, cooking utensils, knives etc.
• 2 coffee makers
• Stereo System with AUX input (Bring your ipod or MP3 player)
• Water supply (Water is via fresh spring)
• Firewood (in basement) and woodstove for heat
• Kitchen table and seating for 8
• 7 separate beds with mattress covers, 
2 twin bunk beads, 2 twin, 1 king.
• 2 large living room couches
• 2 fold out cots
• Hardwood floors throughout
• If you don’t see something you need, please ask. We will get it for you!

Additional terms and info

Access to the Wintertux Cabin in the winter months is gained by passing through Avalanche terrain. Experience in the backcountry is necessary and you and your group must be ready and willing to venture into potentially dangerous terrain.


Snowmobile rentals and local accommodations, gas, food:

Local avalanche information

Local guides are available

Snotel Site