Frog Lake Hut

Frog Lake Hut Trip

This 3 day/2 night backcountry ski trip is based at the new Frog Lake Huts near Donner Summit.  Trips and space are limited-this trip is open to 4 backcountry skiers/splitboarders and can be reserved as a private group or individually.  Amazing backcountry terrain, limited access, and  a picturesque location makes this trip a unique destination.

The Frog Lake Backcountry Huts are located near Donner Summit just northwest of Truckee, California.  Set at 7,600 feet, Frog Lake sits at the head of a glacial cirque with the 1000’ Frog Lake Cliff overlooking the huts across the lake.  In the winter months, Donner Summit receives an average of 411.5 inches of snow (10.45 m) per year, making Frog Lake one of the snowiest places in the western hemisphere. The skiing is varied from steep chutes and couloirs,  awesome tree skiing to mellow glades, and open bowls. With multiple aspects and elevations, good snow can nearly always be found during the winter months.  Our guides work hard to find the best snow and terrain for the given conditions. 

The Huts

Three new huts were built at Frog Lake offering sleeping accommodations for different sized groups. The huts feature architecture and finishing designed to blend into the natural surroundings.  The huts are austere but comfortable. A gas stove keeps your hut toasty. All bunks come with comfy sleeping pads, LED lighting, outlets for charging your phone, and hangers for drying clothes, boots and skins. All huts have flush toilets and hot and cold running water, along with a hutmaster on site.  The nearly 100 year old renovated Eschenbach Backcountry House is a gathering place for guests to meet and socialize.

Details

This trip is designed for advanced ski resort skiers or riders with at least 5-10 days of backcountry experience and are in excellent fitness.  Skiers and riders must be competent is a variety of terrain and snow conditions and must be able to link turns in ungroomed black diamond terrain confidently. 

Food is not included on this trip.  You can bring your own food and utilize the commercial grade kitchen on site for any meal preparation needed.  Please note, we need to pack everything in and out on this trip.

Avalanche safety gear (pack, beacon, probe, shovel) is included if needed.  Backcountry ski or splitboard rentals can be arranged through our shop.

$750/person for a 2 night/3 day Frog Lake Hut trip. 

Private guiding can also be arranged out of the Frog Lake Huts, please call for more information.