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Weston Pass Hut?

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A new backcountry ski hut just opened this year in Colorado. Anyone heard of it or skied in the area? Haven't found much about other than their website, www.westonpasshut.com, and this video, https://vimeo.com/142686514.

 

Looks cool. The sod roof is killer.

 

 

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A new backcountry ski hut just opened this year in Colorado. Anyone heard of it or skied in the area? Haven't found much about other than their website, www.westonpasshut.com, and this video, https://vimeo.com/142686514.

 

Looks cool. The sod roof is killer.


Welcome to EpicSki. 

Sorry I don't have any information about the hut but I look forward to hearing about it if someone chimes in or if you get a chance to experience it yourself. 

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Climbed and hiked from Weston Pass, where this seems to be.  Your video is evidently looking south from the top of the pass, towards South Peak, just over the rise.   Two unranked 13ers, Ptarmigan and Weston, are immediately to the north, steeper but still pretty gentle:

 

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=8530

 

That north route in summer is covered by:  http://www.13ers.com/routemain.php?route=201206260835383

 

The whole area at the south end of the Mosquitos is nice.  More info on mountains around there @

 

http://www.13ers.com/peaks/13ers.php?range=m

 

Just click on any one of them to get pics and trip reports for specific mountains.  

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Thanks for the info, Ski Otter!

 

Have you made some turns in that area?

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Thanks for the info, Ski Otter!

 

Have you made some turns in that area?

 

I've just hiked on both sides of the pass in the summer/fall: both the 13er peaks nearby to the north (& peaks beyond that up the Mosquitoes), and 13ers East and West Buffalo Pks just to the south, right on the other side of South Peak (a 12er).  I plan to hike up South Peak next summer as an early conditioning hike, starting by walking from the pass right past that hut near the road (closed in winter, I believe).   This terrain south from the pass (partly visible in the video) is north-facing and gradual, good for skiing cross country/trekking once snow comes, with some good at least intermediate downhill slopes too.

The slopes to the north are south-facing and steeper, but doable too, few outcrops until the top of the ridge and cliffs mostly on the north side up there, as I recall.  It's probably more windblown, however.  

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Several of us had the opportunity to stay at the Weston Pass Hut in September of this year. It was beautiful! No snow then, but great hiking and views. The hut itelf is very  open and light, warm (no drafts at all) and roomy, with 4 private bedrooms, each with a large comfy bed perfect for up to 4 people (or 2 people and 2 dogs!), there is plenty of space for more guests to sleep in the main room. The semi-attached outhouses are deluxe and also have windows with a view. The kitchen had everything we needed including a wood cookstove and 2 propane stoves. So far my favorite of the huts we've visited.

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