Explore the many different huts located in the San Juan Mountains. Huts offer a European-style experience with many choices of amenities including catered meals and private bedrooms. With most huts being conveniently located off Red Mountain Pass, you will be surrounded by 13,000′ peaks as you ski the vast expanse of high quality terrain.
Starts at $460 per day
Price varies and dependent on the hut.
(Guest books hut and reserves a bed for the guide)
Many huts within the San Juans offer a European-style, catered hut skiing experience. Huts such as the OPUS will greet you with a freshly made hot bowl of après-ski soup after a long day of skiing. Delightful dinners and hearty breakfasts are prepared by the hut keeper and shared around a communal dining table. Big windows adorn the hut’s walls so you can look out to the vast playground of ski terrain that surrounds you. Catered huts include OPUS, Thelma, Red Mountain Lodge, and The Observatory.
Standard amenities including cooking and basic kitchen supplies will guarantee a comfortable experience. All huts will stay warm with different modes of heating from cozy wood burning stoves to modern radiant floor heating. Privacy wont be an issue with many huts containing private bedrooms. Some huts can include running and heated water along with private bathrooms. Want more still? Ask us about huts that have extras including sauna’s and hot tubs for those who seek maximum relaxation during your stay. Have questions about specifics? Ask us for more info!
All huts in the San Juans offer wide range of skiable terrain. There is something for everyone with many runs that surpass 2500 vertical feet from top to bottom. From tree skiing to aggressive big mountain lines in the alpine, it is a paradise for intermediate to advanced level skiers. Beginners will have fun too with no shortage of easy slopes that contain low angle terrain and less vertical uphill touring.
Use your hut as a basecamp for big-line powder seekers throughout the winter. From March – April use a hut as shelter during your ski mountaineering missions or even for those just wanting to harvest that corn! It’s also possible to do a quick one-night visit with some skiing around the hut. For hut-to-hut traverses, check out our American Haute Route page for additional information!
We can arrange hut skiing trips of any length to suit your skills, goals, and objectives.
This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 5, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 5:1 or lower.
This trip meets at our office at 160 Liddell St in Ridgway or a location that’s convenient for you.
All avalanche rescue equipment is included in your tour. (Beacon, Shovel, Probe)
View Equipment List as a PDF
Touring skis and and boots are available for rent: Rental Gear
The OPUS Hut offers a European-style, catered hut skiing experience at 11,700′ in the middle of a vast ocean of ski terrain. We can arrange hut skiing trips of any length to the OPUS Hut to suit your skills, goals, and objectives.
Just a 1/2 mile from U.S. Highway 550 just south of Red Mountain Pass, this private off-grid hut sleeps eight in modern-rustic style. The open concept design features comfortable living and dining space, deck, and indoor bathroom with two sinks and a toilet. Sleeping spaces include a king bedroom, queen sleeping loft and four single bunk beds.
The San Juan Hut System consists of five ski huts along the north side of the Sneffels Range in the San Juan Mountains. The Burn Hut, Ridgway Hut, Blue Lakes Hut, North Pole Hut, and Last Dollar Hut. Each hut can be accessed individually for basecamp style trips or multiple huts can be linked together for hut-to-hut style trips.
The American Haute Route is a new concept with the goal of creating routes connecting the various backcountry huts within the San Juan Mountains through a multi-day traverse.
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432