Keller Peak Ski Hut was built by the Ski Mountaineers in 1938 and is managed for the use of all Sierra Club members by the Keller Hut Committee, staffed by volunteers from several club chapters, sections, and groups. The hut is located at an elevation of 6800' between Running Springs and Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mtns. Conveniently located across the street from Snow Valley Ski Area. Chains required when snow falls.

  • Location: In a rocky, forested area in the San Bernardino Mountains. Elevation 6,800 feet.
  • Overnight Capacity: 30 (Overnight: Inside 20 beds - Outside space for tent, hammock, or sleep in vehicle)
  • Facilities: Two rustic living/dining rooms, two dormitory lofts (separate men and women on open weekends) with 10 beds each. Fully equipped kitchen with cookware, dishes, and utensils. Furnish your own food, sleeping bag or bedding, flashlight, personal items bath towels, and hand towels. In cold winter months please contribute firewood for the pot-belly stove and fireplace.
  • Activities: Hiking, biking, bouldering, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, and much more
  • Reservations: Open to Sierra Club members and non-member guests.


Please bring exact amount, Hut Host may not have change. Cash or checks only.

Overnight Fees (Per Night)

  • $20.00 each for "Sierra Club member", their family, and non-member guests.
  • $10.00 each for "member children" under 12 years, and non-member child guests.
  • $25.00 each for "Non- Members."
  • $15.00 each for "non-member children" under 12 years.

Day Use Fees

  • $10.00 each for "Sierra Club members" their family, and non-member guests.
  • $5.00 each  for "member children" under 12 years, and non-member child guests.
  • $15.00 each for "Non-Members."
  • $10.00 each for "non-member children" under 12 years.

Contact: Mike Adams at to check availability.

We are proud to announce that Keller Ski Hut is now open for general use.


"Upcoming Events"

"CLICK HERE" To View Our Activity Calendar, Map, and More Info On The Events

"More to come...stay tuned"

Need more information? Contact Mike Adams at
(951) 205-4212

One more thing...Keller Ski Hut is a work in progress. Any DONATION you can give will be greatly appreciated. No amount is to small...Thank you.

Work Parties: Work Parties are typically held a few times each year and are a great way to get involved and meet new friends.

Please join us: To keep the 85+ year legacy of Keller Peak Ski Hut moving forward, we are seeking new Hut Hosts and trade professionals (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc).

Hut Host Training: If you are interested in becoming a Hut Host or want to join one of our training weekends, contact Yunida Cheng at

Open Weekends

Keller will be open many weekends of the year. Guests are welcome from 10:00 AM Saturday until 3:00 PM Sunday. Participants must bring their own food, sleeping bag/bedding, and personal items. Foam sleeping pads are provided.

Operation and Responsibility

The hut is avaliable for use by all members of the Sierra Club who may bring 2 non-member guests each. On open weekends, the Hut Host reserves the right to limit the number of participants on a first come first served basis. The Hut Host is in complete charge of the building, utilities, and fireplaces. Children are welcome and must be supervised by a parent at all times. Keller is completely volunteer run and operates on a share-the-work basis. Those staying at the hut are asked to share in daily clean-up duties.

Garbage and Waste

Visitors must take all of their food with them when they leave. All garbage and recyclables are bagged and taken down the hill by those using the hut.


Smoking is not permitted inside the hut or back deck on open weekends. No pets are allowed. On open weekends, no noise producing equipment (radios, TV's, CD players, musical instruments, etc) is allowed unless agreed upon by all present or as noted in the Activity Schedule. Sleeping is confined to lofts only. No sleeping in the public rooms unless approved by Hut Host.


Keller Ski Hut is maintained by volunteers and we ask that everyone treat it with respect for future generations. Everyone who visits shares chores to ready the hut for the next weekend. Work parties will be held 2-3 times a year for deep cleaning and general maintenance. Everyone is welcome to join in on a work party.

Group Reservations

Sierra Club and non-Sierra Club groups are welcome to reserve the hut. Your group leader should contact Mike Adams at for more information. Examples of past groups who enjoyed a stay at the Keller Hut are: First Aid training, navigation courses, leadership training, Girl/Boy Scouts, and more. A $100 deposit is required, and $1 M certificate of liability insurance naming Sierra Club/Keller Peak Ski Hut may be required


On Hwy 18, go 5 miles east of Running Springs and turn left at a driveway 300 feet past the first Snow Valley Ski area parking entrance. If you pass the second (main) entrance you have gone to far.

The turnoff is also for the Little Green Valley trailhead.

After you turn in you will see address #35150 on a sign. From there, you will see a white metal gate and propane tank up the driveway a bit. Go through the gate, head up the driveway and take the first sharp left turn to Keller Hut. The hut is cabin #10, marked above the front door.


35150 CA-18, Running Springs, CA 92382, USA

Latitude: 34.225493 | Longitude: -117.041411