Guided Hut Tours

Guided Hut Tours - Sierra Nevada

Custom Guided Hut Tours & Instruction

Locations:
North Lake - Eastern Sierra Nevada
Rock Creek Canyon - Eastern Sierra Nevada
Pear Lake Hut - Sequoia Kings Canyons National Parks

3-5 Days / 4-8 Skiers or Riders
Private Custom Rates Plus Additional Hut Fees -
call for a quote 888.797.6867

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Rock Creek Ski Hut Mid-Winter.

Operated by Rock Creek Lodge and available for CSG guided trips the Rock Creek Hut is the highest hut in California.  At just over 10,200 feet this shelter allows access to some of the most rugged and scenic terrain in the High Sierra.  Located only 30 minutes from Mammoth Mountain a 2-3 day trip into the Rock Creek Ski Hut is a quintessential addition to any real Mammoth vacation.

The Rock Creek Ski Hut has a moderate 5-mile approach up a groomed cross-country trail system.  From there it accesses a great variety of terrain.  A short distance from the hut is the modest East Gullies of Mt. Starr as well as the low angle terrain off "the Shoulder."  For the more experienced and adventurous Mt. Dade, Mt. Abbott, and Treasure Peak are solid mornings skin.  When avalanche conditions permit the highlights of this area, include the Cat Ears Couloir(1,000ft, 40°), the Hourglass Couloir (1,000ft, 35°) and the Northeast Couloir (2,500ft, 40°).

The Rock Creek Hut itself is a soft-sided structure that can sleep up to 6 people.   It is a small space with cots and just the basic amenities.  A wood-burning stove and propane lanterns make for a pleasant evening atmosphere.  Unlike other huts in California, the Rock Creek Ski Hut is reserved by the group so that you never share the facility with other groups single individuals, helping to ensure solitude on your skiing adventure.

Due to the high altitude of this terrain, the snow in this zone tends to hold better and later into the year than in other parts of California.  For these same reasons the steep slopes also tend to be more avalanche prone.  Step terrain tends to be better accessed a little later in the ski season.  Our guides certified to both high avalanche and ski instruction criteria.

Departure: Bishop, California - North Lake Hut
Departure: Tom's Place, California - Rock Creek Canyon
Departure: Three Rivers, California - Pear Lake Hut
Best Airport: Mammoth, California / Reno, Nevada
Group Size: 8 Clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced Skiers or Snowboarders. Question give us a call!
Prerequisites: Client must have previous backcountry skiing or snowboarding experience.
Recommended Course: Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Clinic

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