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4-Day Frog Lakes Hut Ski Tour

Come ski with our professional ski guides on this epic 4-day, 3-night backcountry winter hut trip based at Frog Lake in Lake Tahoe.

4-Day Frog Lakes Hut Ski Tour

$1,999Per Person
Intermediate 4 Days Frog Lake Huts
Come ski incredible and seldom-accessed terrain with us on this epic 4-day, 3-night backcountry winter hut trip based at Frog Lake. You’ll stay at brand-new ski huts with next-level amenities and awesome views. This hut trip is an open-enrollment group of up to 8 skiers and riders, but private groups are available while hut reservations last! Give us a call to inquire about a private Frog Lake Hut trip. Due to the nature of the terrain surrounding Frog Lake, there are movement and touring experience requirements. Please see the preparation sections below before reserving. We also have a 3-day option.
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WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Advanced intermediate skiers or riders who have taken our Backcountry 1.0 and have spent 5-10 days out touring since, OR those who have 10+ tours under their belt. Participants must be competent on and off-piste in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. This is comparable to being confident on all blue runs and most black diamond runs in the resort (including ungroomed terrain).

THE SKI TERRAIN

Frog Lake is situated on the east side of Castle Peak and sits in a glacial cirque that has formed a beautiful hanging valley with the 1,000 foot tall Frog Lake Cliffs perched at its head. You can ski all day on anything from the steep Frog Lake chutes to wide open bowls, and beautiful couloirs to epic tree skiing. There are awesome lines on all aspects, and with multiple days to explore and base out of Frog Lake’s new huts, you’re bound to find tons of great turns. Additionally, our guides know where to find the best snow on any given day, and will make sure to put you in the right place at the right time!

THE FROG LAKE HUTS

The brand new backcountry huts that our friends at Truckee Donner Land Trust have just built at Frog Lake are a big step up from most other huts in the west, with great amenities and a warm, homey feel. They have hot and cold running water, flush toilets, propane heat, lights and a commercial grade kitchen, as well as a hutmaster on site. In addition, the nearly 100 year old Eschenbach Stone House has been renovated as a lively gathering spot for guests to meet and socialize.

Breakfasts, dinners, and a few appetizers will be provided and prepared by your guide. You should plan to provide your own lunches that will fuel you to perform while out skiing. You may alternatively bring your own food to prepare in the very nice kitchen on site.

Porters are available for each group for an additional $450 and can carry a max of 44lbs/20kg. Gear must be ready with you on the morning of your trip. We will help organize the splitting of porters for an open enrollment group.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Depending on fitness level, technical ability and daily conditions skiers and riders can expect to get multiple laps of fresh tracks in the backcountry. Terrain varies from wide open bowls and widely spaced trees to steep, technical lines that will challenge even the most seasoned skier.

Each morning starts off with a safety meeting with your Tahoe ski guide and a gear check to make sure everyone has what they need for the day. Depending on the day’s conditions and weather, your guide will make the decision on what terrain you will head toward.

You should expect to hike through beautiful terrain for a couple hours at a time. During downhill portions you’ll be greeted with the conditions of the day and should be prepared to ski or ride in variable snow conditions ranging from cold powder to firm but carvable chalk snow.

BACKCOUNTRY RENTALS

A complete backcountry touring setup is required, and we can rent it all to you for a small cost. We rent beacons, probes, shovels, touring skis, touring boots and splitboards.

TECHNICAL
Must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider that is competent on and off-piste in a variety of conditions. This is comparable to confidence on all blue and most black diamond runs at the resort (including ungroomed terrain).
FITNESS
Excellent physical fitness is required. Skiers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
PRE-REQUISITES
Skiers or riders who have taken our Backcountry 1.0 PLUS 5-10 days of touring experience, or those with 10+ days of individual touring experience are welcome to join.
Come ski with our professional ski guides on this epic 4-day, 3-night backcountry winter hut trip based at Frog Lake in Lake Tahoe.

4-Day Frog Lakes Hut Ski Tour

Tahoe’s Premier Backcountry Hut System

Come ski with our professional ski guides on this epic 4-day, 3-night backcountry winter hut trip based at Frog Lake in Lake Tahoe.
Day 1
Head into Frog Lakes

Meet your guide at the pre-planned trailhead, and evaluate gear for the few days away from civilization. You’ll then skin into the Frog Lake area and ski some awesome terrain along the way. After a full day of moving, you’ll be happy to retire to the comfort of the Frog Lake huts for your first night away from it all.

Day 2-3
Ski, Ski, Ski

Enjoy a hot breakfast in the comfort of the huts with your backcountry buddies, and prepare for an incredible day in the mountains. You’ll ski epic lines all day right next to your incredible base camp. Be prepared to spend the entire day away from the comfortable huts, and you’ll be rewarded with a comfortable evening of stories and delicious food at the huts.

Day 4
Ski & Exit

Your final day will be bitter sweet – perhaps happy to move towards a more restful state for your legs, but always with a tinge of sadness that you’ll be leaving this world class location. The morning’s skiing will be fast and furious, as you still have the exit back to the trailhead to contend with.

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