Most reservations are taken by phone at 9709255775, with the exception of the lottery, which is conducted by mail and fax. The 10th mountain division light infantry is a light infantry division in the united states army based at fort drum, new york. Please note that francies cabin will be closed for renovation for the summer 2020 season. Its primary purpose is to connect 10th mountain division hut with vances cabin. Please forward your confirmation email to each trip participant and have them fill out a waiver using the link in the email. Today, the 14 wellappointed backcountry shelters between vail and aspen are perhaps the most famous in the u. By ben dodge, executive director, tenth mountain division hut system editors note. Designated as a mountain warfare unit, the division is the only one of its size in the us military to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. You can use the form below to search for your hut trip. An essence of this experience can be found in a huttohut adventure where unique opportunity meets outdoor fervor.
This will open the availability calendar for all of the huts associated with the 10th mountain division hut association. The 10th mountain institutes a lottery system for winter reservations, with members of the association getting first dibs. The nonprofits huts provide shelter and simple amenities to skiers, hikers and bikers in the rocky mountains. Its imperative that you have topographical maps and clear directions when setting out on your approach to a 10th mountain division hut. The vision of wwii veteran fritz benedict and former secretary of defense robert s.
Reservations lottery 10th mountain division hut association. The links below take you to availability information for specific hut systems. We will begin taking reservations for the summer 2020 season on tuesday, october 1st, at 8am online and over the phone at 9709255775. For more information on hut availability and how to join 10th mountain division huts association, check out huts. Nov 22, 2017 soon after, eight more huts were built, with several more in recent years, for a total of 12 huts owned by 10th mountain division. For more information, questions regarding an upcoming trip, or to make reservations at shrine mountain inn, please contact. Due to extremely high demand in the winter months, the 10th mountain division huts are reservable through a lottery system. For more information on hut availability and how to join 10th mountain division huts association, check out. Soon after, eight more huts were built, with several more in recent years, for a total of 12 huts owned by 10th mountain division. All 10th mountain division huts require advance reservationsometimes several months in advanceand fees. The huts do not have resident caretakers, however, 10th mountain field personnel may be encountered on the trails or at the huts. For the most efficient access to the 10th mountain division hut, use the route from crane park trailhead see above. A separate waiver must be filled out for every hut trip.
We provide a unique opportunity for backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking while staying in secure, comfortable shelter. The huts provide comfortable winter living amenities all within footsteps of backcountry powder skiing. As the 10th mountain division hut system has grown, it has become the source for central colorado hut reservations which now book over 30 huts both privately owned and operated by other hut systems such as the. The tenth mountain division hereafter, the tenth, was us army division created in 1941. Huts, governance, safety, usage, challenges, and more. Mar 07, 2019 10th mountain division huts you need to visit these alpine refuges offer simplicity and shelter in the colorado high country harry gates hut is the largest of the tenth mountain owned huts. The nonprofits huts provide shelter and simple amenities to skiers, hikers and bikers in the.
It is with heartfelt disappointment and compelling necessity that 10th mountain division hut association has closed its huts to public use effective immediately in joining the universal effort to stem the spread of the covid19 virus. Use of requires a speedy internet connection due to our large high quality accurate topo maps. This past winter the 10th mountain divison hut association collaborated with the. We are now accepting online reservations you can book online by visiting our online booking page here, online booking, or by using the book your adventure now button on the main menu at the top of the page. In colorado, the 10th mountain division hut system the new. Attention hut users it is with heartfelt disappointment and compelling necessity that 10th mountain division hut association has closed its huts to public use effective immediately in joining the universal effort to stem the spread of the covid19 virus. Tom jenkins, the assault on riva ridge, american history 36, no.
Decide who will be responsible for making the reservation and distributing all. Louis dawson, history of the huts, 10th mountain division hut association. Thanks to ben for this first piece in a series of operational notes to share hut management practices and. Those accessing the huts in the winter months have proper avalanche gear and backcountry knowledge. The 10th mountain division huts website has a page dedicated to tracking avalanche debris as it pertains to the routes in the braun hut system, and is a reliable tool for tracking observed avalanche activity. How to make a reservation at 10th mountain division huts. Here are instructions to make your reservation for the broome hut. If you are booking a winter trip to any of these huts, the fee will be charged at the time you make your reservation. We provide a unique opportunity for backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking. Click here to check the availability of the broome hut. Uncle buds hut is named for burdell winter, a soldier from schenectady, n.
Sisters cabin is our newest winteronly hut that opened january 12, 2019. The 10th mountain division hut association boulder weekly. Terms and conditions i have read how to plan a hut trip on 10th mountain s website, and understand the challenges associated with backcountry travel to a hut i understand that packing appropriate gear including a topographic map and the trip confirmation with 4 digit door lock combination is essential to the success of my hut trip. The tenth mountain division articles colorado encyclopedia.
The 10th mountain division hut association, which accepts reservations for the braun huts, guesses more groups get lost within the braun system than in any other hut system in colorado. May 16, 2016 if youre itching for a night in the wild, consider nabbing a bunk in one of colorados many backcountry huts. All 10th mountain division huts require advance reservation sometimes several months in advanceand fees. Mcnamara, this system of 34 mostly connected highalpine hutsincluding the friends hutis stocked with essentials like cooking utensils, chopped wood, and furniture. For a quarter of a century, the 10th mountain division hut association system of huts, which stretch like a string. The 10th mountain division huts are spread throughout central colorado. Once youve found the available dates you want, call the number for the 10th mountain division reservations 970 9255775 to reserve. Operational profile of 10th mountain division hut association aspen, colorado. It is not necessary to take a copy of your waiver form on your hut trip. Froelicher, francies, and janets will often be booked solid in february and march. The allies took notice of a finnish division of soldiers on skis that defeated and embarrassed a larger and betterequipped invading soviet force during the winter war of 1939. A mountain hut is a building located high in the mountains, generally accessible only by foot, intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers, climbers and hikers. Nights highlighted in green match your exact search criteria.
White mountain huts of new hampshirewhite mountain national forest. Winter reservations for huts in the 10th mountain system begin in the spring each year, through a lottery followed by an early callin and online booking period. A camping hut in the mountains pays tribute to the 10th. Colorado backcountry huts for skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, cyclists and hikers.
Nights highlighted in red have no spaces available. Before booking or attempting a hut trip, tips for hut trippers. Mountain huts are usually operated by an alpine club or some organisation dedicated to hiking or mountain recreation. Mcnamara, this system of 34 mostly connected highalpine huts including the friends hut is stocked with essentials like cooking utensils, chopped wood, and furniture. The 10th mountain division manages a system of 35 huts, accessible by skiing or snowshoeing when the snow flies, and hiking or biking in the summer. In the early 1940s, it became obvious to the us war department that training troops in mountaineering was a necessity.
All are names of the 34 backcountry huts owned by the 10th mountain division hut association, the most extensive hut system in colorado. Freeskiers list of the 10 best backcountry huts to visit. Theres jackal hut, uncle buds hut and betty bear hut. Based in aspen, colorado, tmdha is a nonprofit organization that manages a system of 29 backcountry huts throughout the state. Thanks to ben for this first piece in a series of operational notes to share hut management. Before planning your trip, check the 10th mountain website for seasonal closures and blackout dates due to private bookings. Vail, colorado contact us contact shrine mountain inn. Specifically, the 10th mountain division hut is reached during winter from the crane park trailhead, 7 miles west of leadville. Experiencing the backcountry of the colorado rocky mountains in the winter or summer is one of rigor, excitement and reward. You can build your reservation by choosing the hut and the number of people for each night and adding them to your cart.
Nights in yellow have some space available but not as much as you requested. After a day exploring the mountains, theres nothing better than relaxing with friends by the fire as the aroma of a simmering stew fills the hut with the promise of an impending feast. If you would like to be notified of hut cancellations please fill out the requested information below and we will email you whenever a hut reservation is canceled that meets your criteria. This scenic 10th mountain suggested route avoids several popular snowmobile trails, but still crosses a few sled play areas. Personal and payment information 10th mountain division. Reservations made for trips to these huts from november through the end of april exact dates vary will be charged the fee at the time of reservation. Theyre tucked into the deep woods near the continental divide, a system of trails and huts that some consider too big and too comfortable for the name, but that most see as vital to the publics enjoyment of its wild spaces in the coldest times of the year. Other aspen area winter huts include lindley, barnard, and markley these are owned by the braun and friends association, but are booked and managed by the 10th mountain, margys, and the benedict huts. Braun huts and friends hut are located in areas of known avalanche terrain with recurring avalanche cycles. If you need our route descriptions for 10th mountain hut system and summit hut system and dont have a high speed connection, turn off image viewing.
Hut to hut across the country national forest foundation. Welcome to 10th mountain division hut associations official online store. Winter weekend and holiday nights are usually taken nearly a year ahead through lottery reservations and early callin booking. Aug 05, 2015 by ben dodge, executive director, tenth mountain division hut system editors note. Please enjoy our selection of logo gear, and remember, we are the only official source for 10th mountain maps and memberships. The most popular huts eiseman hut, peter estin, 10th mountain, uncle buds, sangree m.
If you have any questions about hut availability, would like to make reservations, or request a brochure please contact the 10th mountain division hut association at the address below. The 10th mountain division association huts are named to honor the elite wwii mountain troops that fought in the italian alps. Aug 21, 2011 i, however, was content to arrive at uncle buds hut, and to reengage in the story of the 10th mountain division. Jan 12, 2007 theyre tucked into the deep woods near the continental divide, a system of trails and huts that some consider too big and too comfortable for the name, but that most see as vital to the publics enjoyment of its wild spaces in the coldest times of the year. This closure applies to all huts reserved by 10th mountain. Most huts operate throughout the year, but may be closed at particular times. Tenth mountain division huts designed their own and have successfully upgraded it to handle online reservations.
Mar 02, 2018 the 10th mountain division association huts are named to honor the elite wwii mountain troops that fought in the italian alps. We cannot accept online reservations for trips using hut creditgift certificates, trips for school groups or others requiring special discounts. Many hut systems struggle with clunky online reservations systems. Please click here to fill out any additional waivers for this trip. While shrine mountain inn is privately owned and operated, all scheduling and reservations are handled by the 10th mountain division hut association tmdha of which it is part. Although many today, myself included, use these huts for an outdoorsy getaway, they historically were used for the men who trained in world war ii in the 10th mountain division of the us army at camp hale in central colorado. David leach, the impact of the tenth mountain division on the development of a modern ski industry in colorado and vermont. Mountain huts are usually operated by an alpine club or some organisation dedicated to hiking or mountain. The fifth overnight backcountry hut in the summit huts system, the 14person sisters cabin was built in 2018 and currently operates as a winteronly hut from november through april. For a quarter of a century, the 10th mountain division hut association system of huts, which stretch like a string of. The 10th mountain division hut association, which accepts reservations for the braun huts, guesses more groups get lost within the braun system than in any other hut. The huts were inspired by the european hut system american soldiers encountered during world war ii.1314 1311 471 51 1388 434 486 741 558 488 1358 1014 1315 567 1551 563 893 185 182 106 1602 176 1217 1024 355 1323 32 727 268 1253 67 1005 555 774 1241 1411 979