Backcountry Ski Hut Trip

Ski Hut Trips

CMS is offering guided ski hut trips to Colorado backcountry huts this winter.  Join us on a memorable hut skiing adventure, for any ability. We have trips planned for the beginner backcountry skier all the way to itineraries for seasoned vets looking to ski a 14er.

Colorado has the most extensive backcountry hut system of any state. One has the option of multiple nights at one hut or linking a high tour through the mountains with a cozy mountain cabin at the end of the day! This is backcountry living in style- warm beds, a kitchen, and miles of uncrowded ski terrain right out the front door.

Our AMGA trained and certified ski guides will show you the way to great snow and provide a learning experience that will improve your backcountry skiing and riding skills.

Course Details


None required for entry-level trips, experience necessary for others. Inquire with office for details.


8:00am - 5:00pm


3-5 Days

Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Includes: Hut fees, breakfast and dinner

Meeting location:

Varies by trip


Our hut trips start and finish at a predetermined location near the trailhead for the chosen destination. Flying to Denver and renting a car is the best choice if necessary. Guests will need to provide their own transportation to the trailhead. Equipment is available for rental in the vicinity. Our friendly office staff can help you with any of your logistical needs!

*Working in collaboration with Aspen Alpine Guides, under special use permit, U.S. Forest Service White River National Forest

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet 8am for gear check and packing. Skiing into the hut usually takes 4-6 hours and leaves time for getting settled and a short afternoon tour

Day 2: After a hot breakfast, ski touring around the hut or setting off towards the next night's destination

Day 3: See day 2!

Day 4: An early wake-up for some nice turns on the way back out to the car



Lodging included at Hut each night.


All of our courses can be run as custom outings.  If you're interested in a course, but it doesn't fit into your schedule, please check out our custom guiding options.