Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Featured by on June 27, 2016

Your backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 5 days, ski touring through some of Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain terrain. The huts provide comfortable winter living amenities all within footsteps of backcountry powder skiing. Let us craft a unique experience for you and your group. Paragon Guides has been guiding the huts since its inception in 1982. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and come discover the other side of Vail.


The Jackal Hut

 Custom Hut Trip – What You Get

  • Custom Planning: We will customize your trip based on your groups outcomes, experience, and stamina.
  • Pre-Trip Orientation Meeting: 1 – 2 hour meeting the day PRIOR to your trip to discuss logistics, gear, and expectations at our shop.
  • Half or Full Day Tour: An opportunity to familiarize yourself with your guide, gear, and touring skills before your trip. *Additional charges apply*
  • Transportation: Our vehicles will be available for trailhead shuttles.
  • Trip meals: Quality food prepared by your guides and willing participants.
  • Reduced pack weight: Sleeping bags and dry food are already cached at each hut to save you weight.


Skiing around Janet’s Cabin

Why Paragon Guides

  • Experience: Paragon has been guiding Colorado hut trips since 1978
  • Reputation: Click HERE to see what our previous clients think about us.
  • Options: We have one of the most extensive permits in the White River National Forest.
  • Gear: Experience some of the best and lightest touring gear available from our demo fleet.

2019/2020 Hut Availability

Trip Dates# of Days# of NightsHut(s) OccupiedStatus
Jan 14-16, 202032Peter Estin HutSpace available
Jan 20-24, 202054The INTERCONNECT: Estin-Gates-Diamond J-Margy'sSpace available
Feb 10-13, 20204310th Mt Memorial Hut, 2 nights, Uncle Bud's 1 nightSpace available
Feb 17-19, 202032Uncle Bud's HutSpace available
Feb 18-20, 202054Estin HutSpace available
Feb 25-29, 202054Fowler Hut 3 nights, Shrine Mtn Inn 1 nightSpace available
March 10-13, 202043Margy's Hut 2 nights, McNamara Hut 1 nightSpace available
Mar 16-20, 202054VAIL to ASPEN
Estin-Gates-Diamond J-Margy's
Space available
Mar 24-26, 202043THE HAUTE ROUTE Jackal Hut 2 nights to Janet's Cabin 1 nightSpace available
Mar 25-27, 20203210th Mountain Memorial HutSpace available
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 20203210th Mountain Memorial HutSpace available
Mar 31 - Apr 3, 202043SKI THE GORE:
Eiseman Hut
Space available

Pricing per person

  • 1 person:     $720.00 / day
  • 2 people:     $545.00 / day
  • 3+ people:  $395.00 / day
  • 8+ people:  $345.00/ day  * $150 charge to book out whole hut.

Example:  3 day trip with 4 people on it = $395 x 3 = $1185.00 per person

Ski Touring Demo Center

  • Get on the latest alpine touring (AT) gear from Dynafit, Blackcrows, and Blizzard.
  • Drop a knee with telemark demos from Dynafit, G3, and Atomic
  • AT packages $75
  • Telemark packages $60

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Contact us at to start planning your trip today, or call 970-926-5299.

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