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Relax in the solitude of a private mountain hut after a day of exploring pristine skiing terrain

Ski the classic Elk Mountains Traverse from Aspen to Crested Butte, spending the night at two different huts along the way, and exploring all of the ski terrain that they have to offer.  Or choose a 1-3 night trip here in Crested Butte’s backyard ski terrain.

Either way, Irwin Guides backcountry hut trips are private and custom to you.  Let us tailor the trip to the group’s desires and ability levels.

Gothic Huts

Crested Butte Area Huts

Crystal and Maroon Huts




Guest to Guide Ratio


3 days


  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for the whole group (just bring some snacks you like!)
  • Hut Reservations
  • AMGA trained guide

10th Mountain Division Huts

Aspen to CB Hut Traverses

Tagert, Green-Wilson, Friends, Lindley, and Opa’s Huts




Guest to Guide Ratio


3 days


4 days

Make it an Avalanche Course!

Turn your private hut trip into a private AIARE Rec 1 or 2 Avalanche Course, or turn one day of your trip into an AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course.  $150/person.

Current Availability

Coming soon!

How to Book

Please call our office at 970-349-5430 or email us at [email protected]

Trip Details


Crested Butte Huts

Travel to a Crested Butte area hut for 1-3 nights.  The Crystal or Maroon hut are perfect for ski trips and are also accessible by snowshoes and cross-country skis as well.  The Friends hut is a more remote hut with a full range of ski terrain from mellow to extreme.

Backcountry Powder Camp2

Aspen to Crested Butte

Travel from Aspen to Crested Butte in 2 to 4 nights, staying at the Lindley, Green-Wilson, Tagert, or Friends Huts.  Explore all of the skiing terrain the Elk Mountains have to offer by connecting two of these huts on a multi-night adventure!

Requirements Certifications Prerequisites2


Participants should be a solid intermediate skier/rider and feel comfortable with a variable snowpack and ungroomed trails.



Guests will need a backcountry touring set-up (available for rent – we don’t have boots!), avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, and probe), a light sleeping bag, and at least a 40L backpack.

Get a dose of solitude and skiing!

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