Custom Hut Trips

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

Your winter backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 6 days, ski touring through some of central 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

 Private 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-Day Tour: An opportunity to familiarize yourself with your guide, gear, and touring skills. This takes place AFTER the orientation meeting.
  • Transportation: Our fleet of vehicles will be available for trailhead shuttles.
  • Trip meals: Quality food prepared by guides and willing participants served family-style. Beer and wine are stocked and available at each hut.
  • 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.


2017/18 Hut Availability

  • Below you will find hut/date combinations we currently have saved and available for custom, guided hut trips.
  • For more information about each hut visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association.
Trip Begins Trip Ends # of Nights Hut(s)
Dec 26 Dec 28 2 10th Mountain
Jan 3 Jan 5 2 McNamara
Jan 9 Jan 11 2 Estin
Jan 17 Jan 19 2 Uncle Buds
Jan 22 Jan 26 4 McNamara, Margys
Feb 13 Feb 16 3 Estin, Gates  – 2 spaces left
Mar 7 Mar 9 2 Jackal – SOLD OUT
Mar 12 Mar 15 3 Jackal, Janets Cabin
Mar 19 Mar 23 4 10th Mountain, Uncle Buds
Mar 20 Mar 22 2 Eiseman
Mar 28 Mar 30 2 10th Mountain  – SOLD OUT

Pricing per person

  • 2-3 people:  $455.00 / day
  • 4+ people:  $375.00 / day
  • 8+ people:  $345.00/ day

Example:  3 day trip with 4 people on it = 375 x 3 = $1125.00 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 $60
  • Telemark packages $50

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

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