Backcountry Ski Huts
San Juan Hut Systems’ mission is to provide low impact, human powered, lightweight backcountry travel opportunities for the independent health conscious adventurer at a practical price. We have devoted over twenty-five years to creating and defining destination hut-to-hut skiing and mountain bike travel.
The San Juan Hut System Hut-to-Hut backcountry Ski Route links Telluride to Ouray following the Sneffels Range below 14,000 foot alpine peaks. Huts may also be accessed individually. Backcountry ski trails follow scenic United States Forest Service roads and hiking trails surrounding the Mount Sneffels Wilderness Area. The route is designed for intermediate skier ability, while above each hut there is terrain for advanced/intermediate, expert and extreme powder skiing.
Ski Hut Facilities
Huts hold eight people per night. The wooden huts are equipped with padded bunks, a propane cook stove, propane light, wood stove, firewood, and necessary utensils and cookware. Each hut is equipped with a composting toilet facility.
Additional supplies stocked at each hut:
Paper towels, paper plates, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, bleach, dish soap, dish towels, hand sanitizer, lighters, olive oil, hot sauces, salt and pepper, coffee filters, percolators, pour-overs, and fire extinguishers.
- Mountain Bike Hut Trips
- Backcountry Hiking Huts
- Backcountry Ski Huts
- Gravel Grinder Tour of the Canyons
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- Getting Here
Skier Ability & Awareness
|Last Dollar to North Pole||8.6||2,550'||1,550'|
|North Pole to Blue Lakes||7.3||1,170'||1,700'|
|Blue Lakes to Ridgway||5.0||1,640'||1,090'|
|Ridgway to Burn||4.2||730'||1,074'|
|Burn to Ouray||4.6||2,660'||340'|
What People Are Saying
We have been using their huts for years. They are consistently fantastic. The locations of the huts are prime! Everyone with SJ huts are always great to work with.~ Dan Gragert, Omaha, Nebraska
Winter Ski Hut Info
109 N Lena St
Ridgway, Co 81432