March 25-28, 2018 10th Mountain Division Hut Trip

When & Where

March 25-28, 2018

McNamara Hut (near Aspen, CO ~ 10,360' elev.)

Price

$80 early registration

$95 after February 1

Included

Food, Lodging, Transportation

Excluded

Personal items (e.g. winter clothing)

Backcountry ski gear (see below for rental info)

10th Mountain Division Hut Trip

Join Creatio and St. Thomas Aquinas for an epic backcountry adventure!

About This Trip

Join Creatio, St. Tom's Catholic Center, and your fellow CU students for a winter adventure! Imagine multiple days of the best skiing of your life, with nobody else on the mountain but your friends! Enjoy 3 days in a winter wonderland building snowforts like you were a kid again, skiing, sledding, or just sitting cozy by the fire playing games and sipping hot cocoa.

The 10th Mountain Division huts are a network of 34 huts in the Rocky Mountains. The huts provide a unique opportunity to travel the backcountry year-round, while staying in comfortable accommodations. There are 350 miles of suggested trails connecting the huts for plenty to see and experience!

Register now as space is limited to 16 people!

For more about McNamara Hut, check out the hut page here! http://www.huts.org/The_Huts/mcnamara.php

Abilities and Gear Requirements

No experience or special skills necessary, but all participants must be in good hiking shape (ready to do very strenuous physical activity) for the first day.

It is suggested that Participants have Intermediate/ Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding capabilities and familiarity with varying terrain.

All personal winter gear must be provided by participants. (Hats, gloves, jackets, boots, etc.) and is not included. Backpacking gear and sleeping Bag also required, not included.

Equipment Rental Information

Backcountry skis or snowboard rentals are NOT INCLUDED and all participants are expected to have their own set-up. Upon request, snowshoes can be provided free-of-charge by Creatio. Recommended location for backcountry gear rentals include Confluence Kayaks in Denver, and Crystal Ski Shop in Boulder, CO.

Basic Timeline

  • Leave mid-day Sunday from Boulder
  • Ski/snowshoe to the hut during the day Monday morning
  • Dinner, games, and fellowship in the evenings Monday-Tuesday
  • Fun/free/ski day Tuesday  Mass
  • Ski/snowshoe out Wednesday morning
  • Return to Boulder by Wednesday evening (dinner on the drive home)

Location

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