The American Haute Route is a concept with the goal of creating routes connecting the various backcountry huts within the San Juan Mountains through a multi-day traverse.
The Haute Route, or “high route” in French, is inspired by Europe’s legendary traverses such as The Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route. It is the result of passionate skiers and snowboarders trying to explore deeper into the mountains in order to experience them in ways many never will.
2021 GROUP DATES
“The Kingsley” 5 Day / 4 Night
February 22-26 – Ophir to Red Mountain via Thelma. Red Mountain to Telluride via OPUS. (Lodging and meals included)
$1,750 per person
Stay two nights each at both Thelma & OPUS hut and experience a “Kingsley” touch of European style comfort in Colorado’s backcountry. Wake up each morning in the heart of what is considered some of the best skiing the U.S. has to offer, go to bed each night well fed, warm, and ready for yet another day’s adventure, and when all is said and done finish big!
… Let’s say a 5.5 mile descent into Telluride?! It’s time to get stoked!
This route starts in the town of Ophir 3.75 miles west of the OPUS hut. Here you will spend several days skiing the surrounding terrain before coming home to fully catered meals. You will than continue west through to Red Mountain Pass where a shuttle will take you a short ways down the pass to the trailhead for Thelma where you’ll spend another couple of nights in the San Juan Backcountry.
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