The first hut trip of the season will be to the 10th Mountain Hut. Nestled at timberline below the majestic peaks of the Colorado Continental Divide, 10th Mountain Division Hut forms a perfect destination for a single hut trip or ski-through using other nearby huts. Completed during the summer of 1989, the hut was built in honor of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army. The hut has a capacity of 16, with 2 private bedrooms, 1 with 6 beds, 1 with 4 beds, and a communal sleeping area with 1 double bed and 4 single beds.
The 10th Mountain Division Hut is located just a few miles east of the Continental Divide at 11,370' in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, nearest town is the city of Leadville. There are two approaches. The first from Crane Park, starting 7.3 miles north of Leadville. The second is from Tennessee Pass. We have skied this area extensively, so will likely be trippers who have been on both of these routes. For you gps fans, there are extensive gps files in both pdf and gpx format for preparing files to upload to your gps.
There is extensive skiing all throughout the Colorado mountains in this part of the mountains. All you have to do is step out your door.
Dates for the trip are Jan 28 to Feb 2, including travel times. Cost for the hut is $148 per person plus gas, food, and motels. If you are interested, contact Guy at HutTrips@NMCCSkiClub.org for further information.
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