Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How should I pack my food?
A: A cooler is ideal for items that need refrigeration and a plastic tub works very well for storing non perishable items.

Q: Do I have to share a cabin with guests from other parties?
A: No! Reservations always ensure that your party will stay in their own private cabin.

Q: What about dogs?
A: Well-behaved dogs are welcome at High Camp except on winter weekends between December 15 and March 31, and the week of the holidays around Christmas and New Year’s. Owners are asked to keep their dog under control and clean up any dog messes around the cabins and lodge.

In Fall Season the transportation charge per dog is $10 round trip, while during Winter Season the charge is either $10 or $30, depending on how far up the mountain the dog rides.

Q: Please explain the various Winter Season transportation rates.
A: The winter transportation rate is always based on how far UP the mountain the guest rides.

The $80.00 per person charge (children, ages 5-17, half-price) provides full transportation from
the parking lot to High Camp via chained-up Suburban and snowmobile.

The $50.00 rate provides full gear transportation from the parking lot, while the guest skis or snowshoes
about the last four miles from the point of snowmobile transfer.

Gear transport only is provided for $20.00, with the committed guest skiing or snowshoeing the entire
8 1/2 mile distance from the parking lot to the cabins.

There is no additional charge for the downhill trip.

Q: Do I need a Forest Service Pass or Sno-Park Permit to park in your lot?
A: No. Our fenced parking lot is private and reserved for High Camp guests only.

Q: What is your pickup (arrival) time policy?
A: We offer six pickup time choices as a service to our guests. Often there are over-lapping trips coming down from High Camp taking guests out to our parking lot after their visit. The schedule works perfectly if everyone is on time.

Please make every effort to arrive at our parking lot at least ten minutes before your pick up time. This gives you time to get ready for the trip! If you are run into travel issues that make you a little late please call 509-679-7430 to let us know. We can usually wait for you at least 15 minutes. Often there are other guests at the same pick up time and we don’t want to make them wait very long.

If you arrive later at the parking lot we will do our best to get you to High Camp in a timely manner. An additional charge of $50 will be added to your transportation fee if your late arrival at the parking lot creates problems for other guests or our staff.

We appreciate your business and strive to make your stay at Scottish Lakes enjoyable and stress free! Please call us at 509-679-7430 if you have any questions!

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Full refund of deposit available with minimum 28-day notice, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee.

With at least 10 days notice we will happily extend you a full credit of your deposit to a future trip.

Trips cancelled with less than 10 days notice will lose deposit unless cabin can be rebooked.

Q: Are children only allowed on Family Weekends?
A: No. Kids are welcome anytime and at any age. We strive to be a very family-friendly backcountry resort!

Q: Are any of the ski trails suitable for beginners?
A: YES! About 9-10 miles of our marked trail system have been designated as either “easier” or “easiest”. Please refer to our trail map on the website for details.

Q: Do we need to bring our own water?
A: No. Our water comes from an underground mountain spring and is certified 100% pure!