Hut Trips

Colorado huts are a truly unique experience.  Being deep in the mountains for multiple days allows you to see the light play on the mountains from sunrise to sunset on a fantastic winter landscape. It also allows forays to spots that are tough to reach on a day trip and the knowledge that you will be returning to a cozy cabin, nice bed and a great meal!

Pre-Planned Hut Trips- 2017
Spaces are limited! $685 per person

Skinner Hut: February 19th – February 21st 2017

Uncle Bud’s Hut: March 1st – March 3rd 2017

Each season we offer several pre-planned hut trips that are 3 days and 2 nights at Skinner, Uncle Bud’s, 10th Mountain or Sangre-Froelicher huts.  This is a great way to join a group and learn how to plan your own trip. These are geared towards folks that are new to backcountry skiing and hoping to get familiarized with the huts and backcountry techniques and protocol. Alpine touring, telemark skis or splitboards and avalanche gear are required. AT gear and avalanche kits  can be rented through Sawatch Guides for reasonable prices. (not included in the trip price).

*Gear list will be sent upon inquiry.

Sample Itinerary:

1st day:

  • Travel to hut (distances vary to each hut)
  • Rest and exploration if desired and time allows.
  • Dinner prepared at hut

2nd day:

Hot breakfast prepared at the hut

  1. Ski and Explore
  2. Learn skills
  3. Sack lunch in the field
  4. Apres ski snacks and drinks followed by hut cooked meal. img_1371

3rd day:

  • Breakfast at the hut
  • Morning ski close to hut
  • Ski out of hut and return to trailhead
  • Check in Gear

Rates:
$685 per person
Includes: a guide for 3 days, dinner and breakfasts at the hut.
Not included: Lunch and snack items for 3 days. Backcountry ski gear and avalanche equipment. The equipment can be arranged through us for discounted rates or of course you can bring your own with the guides approval.

 Private Hut Trips

For those looking for a trip that will be catered to their skill level, want some more involved skiing or hope to ski a peak, the private trip may be the way to go. We are also happy to plan a custom trip for your group or event.  The huts can be great places for birthdays, retreats and team building outings and there are a variety of travel distances and terrain available to suit your group. The huts fill quickly so if you have a larger group, specific date requirements, or want the entire hut to yourself call us EARLY. Weekends and holidays are frequently filled by September. Our permits allow operation to the following huts:IMG_2077

  • Skinner Hut
  • 10th Mountain
  • Sangre-Froelicher
  • Continental and Point Breeze Cabins
  • The Leadville Backcountry Yurts
  • Weston Pass Hut

Rates:
1 person:
$390/day
2 people: $375 per person/day
3+people: $350 per person/day

*groups of more than 3 may require extra guide fees

Includes: a guide for 3 days, group gear, dinner and breakfasts at the hut.
Not included: Lunch and snack items for 3 days. Backcountry ski gear and avalanche equipment. The equipment can be arranged through us for discounted rates or of course you can bring your own with the guides approval.

We also offer:

  • Chef Services – Have an event and don’t want to deal with the food?  Let us plan it and cook it for you! Contact us for details.
  • Sherpa Services – Let us take the weight! Travel to the hut in comfort with a day pack and have your heavy items there when you arrive.  Pricing is based on the amount of gear you need to have shuttled so contact us for details.