Programs
Interim Expeditions

Hut to Hut Backcountry Skiing

Follow in the ski tracks of the 10th Mountain Division who trained in the Colorado high country before fighting in the Alps during World War II. You will ski to and stay at both Vance’s Cabin and the 10th Mountain Division Hut in the Sawatch Range. In a culminating challenge, you will skin up and ski down Homestake Peak on the Continental Divide.
As an expedition member, you will follow in the ski tracks of the 10th Mountain Division who trained in the Colorado high country before fighting in the European Alps during World War II. Traveling on alpine touring skis, you will live in the backcountry in Vance’s Cabin and the 10th Mountain Division Hut in the northern Sawatch Range outside Leadville, Colorado. You will learn to use avalanche transceivers, collect data from snow pits, skin uphill on skis, and cook meals in our huts. Our culminating challenge will be attempting to skin up and ski down the flanks of Homestake Peak (13,209’) on the Continental Divide. You will return to civilization having gained courage, self-reliance, and an appreciation of the natural world by learning to travel comfortably in adverse weather and unknown circumstances. We are excited to engage in this adventure with you on Hut to Hut.
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