We at Cripple Creek Backcountry love those idyllic treks out into the wilderness under our own power, bringing our food, our friends, our adult beverages, and huge smiles on our faces... because there's just nothing better than a winter hut trip!
Hut trips are the essence of backcountry touring. I mean, why come home after a day of backcountry ski touring if you don't have to??
Touring up to one of the many huts around Colorado, where you'll enjoy a glowing fire all weekend — along with alpine fare and choose-your-own-adventure ski touring right out the front door — is the essence of what people are talking about when they describe "The Hut Trip Experience."
Our friends at Aspen Expeditions have been guiding clients of varying abilities and ambitions to backcountry huts for more than 35 years, since the first huts were built. Both the 10th Mountain and Braun Hut Systems are available; trips are fully customizable, and options exist for multi-day outings!
With our All-Inclusive Hut Trip, we take care of all food costs (including shopping and meal prep), reserving the hut/associated fees, and all gear you may need (AT ski/snowboard equipment, avalanche safety equipment, sleeping bags, etc).
(Need a guide, but want to take care of booking the hut and buying/planning food on your own? Check out our ‘Standard’ Hut Trip option!).
We require a 50% credit card or cash/check payment to hold your reservation. Then full payment at 30 days before the trip start date. We do charge a 3.5% fee for all service products purchased with a credit card over $3000. If you choose to cancel within 30 days of your scheduled trip, you will be charged full price. Within 30-60 days of your trip, we would be happy to work out a date to reschedule. If you choose to cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled trip, you will receive a full refund. If your guide decides that weather makes your scheduled trip a no-go, we will work with you to reschedule, give you a credit, or refund your trip. Travel Guard insurance is highly recommended and is available as well.
Please note: a guide's number one priority is your safety. Many conditions affect our guides' decisions in the mountains, including client fitness and comfort, weather conditions and route conditions. There are inherent hazards in mountain travel such as inclement weather, avalanches, rock fall, ice fall that our guides manage yet cannot eliminate. The combination of our guides' formal training and wealth of experience assures that their sound decision creates an enjoyable and safe mountain experience. Aspen Expeditions reserves the right to turn around or change routes without refunds or credits under any conditions.