When & Where
January 31 - February 2, 2020
Polar Star Inn (northeast of Edwards, CO ~ 11,040' elev.)
$385 after November 1st
Bring a friend and get $100 off EACH!
Food, Lodging, Transportation, Mass
Personal items (e.g. winter clothing)
Backcountry Ski Equiptment (see below for rental suggestions)
Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P.
Fr Chris Saliga, OP, RN currently serves as parochial vicar of St Dominic Church in Denver, CO, regional Dominican vocations promoter, St Dominic Priory, Denver, CO, and an expeditionary chaplain in support of Catholic Outdoor Renewal Expeditions at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, WY.
Fr Chris Saliga, OP, RN has served as a chaplain on WCC PEAK 2014, SROM WCC Freshman Trip 2014, WCC Freshman Winter Trip 2015, COR Expeditions Instructor Course 2015, COR Expeditions WCC Freshman Trip 2016, COR Expeditions WCC Freshman Trip 2017, COR Expeditions Instructor Course 2018, and COR Expeditions St Dominic Leadership Development Trip 2019.
About This Trip
Embark on an unforgettable backcountry mountain adventure, in the middle of winter! Learn the basics of backcountry travel in wintertime on snowshoes or backcountry ski gear. Enjoy cozy afternoons and evenings sitting by the fire, and incredible meals prepared by the Creatio guides. Hut trips offer something for everyone, come prepared to enjoy friendship and adventure!
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 the Polar Star Inn, check out the hut page here!
Abilities and Gear Requirements
PLEASE NOTE: No experience or special skills are necessary, but all participants must be in good hiking shape (ready to do very strenuous physical activity), and be able to hike/ski/snowshoe for at least 8 hours.
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 Wilderness Exchange and Confluence Kayaks in Denver, and Crystal Ski Shop in Boulder, CO.
- Leave 4:00 A.M. Friday (1/31) morning from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Denver (600 Galapagos St)
- Ski/snowshoe to the hut during the day Friday
- Dinner, games, and hang-out in the evenings
- Fun/free Day on Saturday
- Mass in hut on Saturday night (tentative)
- Ski/snowshoe out Sunday morning back to the trailhead
- Return to Denver by Sunday evening (dinner included on the drive home)