Backcountry Hut Trips 2022-23

Filed in Hut Trips, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on September 20, 2020

Paragon Guides has been guiding the 10th Mountain Hut System since its inception in 1982. Your backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 6 days, touring through some of Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain terrain. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and come discover the other side of Vail.

McNamara Hut

2022-23 Available Hut Trips:

Note: If you do not see dates available that fit your needs, please contact us. We can check with the 10th Mountain Hut Association for availability on your desired dates.

  • January 16-20, Peter Estin Hut (2 nights) to Polar Star Inn (2 nights)
  • February 13-16, Uncle Bud’s Hut (1 night) to 10th Hut (2 nights), 8 people maximum
  • February 20-23, Skinner Hut to Betty Bear Hut to Skinner Hut
  • March 6-9, Jackal Hut (2 nights) to Shrine Mountain Inn, 4 people maximum
  • March 15-17, Uncle Bud’s Hut (2 nights)

Skiing around the Eiseman Hut

Pricing per person:

Note: The pricing below does not include hut fees (approximately $592/night for a maximum of 14 participants). Additional shuttle costs may apply based on group size and trailhead distances.  Current 10th Mountain Hut Association COVID-19 Booking Policies

  • 1 participant: $720.00/person/day
  • 2 participants: $545.00/person/ day
  • 3-7 participants: $395.00/person/day
  • 8+ participants: $345.00/person/day

What You Get:

  • 42 Years of Backcountry Experience: Our ski and splitboard guides are professionally trained in Avalanche Safety and Wilderness Medicine. 42+ years of shared backcountry ski guiding experience is engrained in the Paragon Guides Guide Mentorship Program.
  • Custom Planning: We will custom build your trip based on your group’s objectives, experience, and fitness levels.
  • Pre-Trip Orientation Meeting: A 2 hour meeting PRIOR to your trip’s departure to discuss logistics, gear, and expectations. 
  • Trip meals: Meals included (with consideration of any dietary restrictions).
  • Reduced pack weight: Sleeping bags, dry goods, beer, and wine are already cached at the hut(s).

New to Paragon Guides Winter Hut Trips?

  • Newcomers will need to schedule a pre-trip “Shakedown Tour” with their guide(s).
    • Guide-Participant meet and greet
    • Skill and fitness check
    • Familiarize yourself with new or rental equipment
    • Guide will provide instruction and pointers
    • 10% discount off Private Backcountry Day Tour pricing

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

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