Frog Lake Huts

Enjoy deluxe, hut-based backcountry ski touring with our expert guides at the brand new Frog Lake Huts. This is Tahoe's most plush backcountry hut touring option. Comfortable beds, bathrooms, drying rooms and a communal cooking and gathering area make overnighting in the backcountry a pure pleasure!
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Frog Lake Huts
Frog Lake Huts

The Frog Lake Huts are Tahoe's newest and most plush backcountry lodging option. They provide a comfortable way to tour and overnight in one of Tahoe's best backcountry zones.  This is as close as it gets to British Columbia or French Alps style lodge touring.  Enjoy the backcountry in style!

Trips are guided by our expert guide team and are operated. 

Schedule

The Frog Lake Huts operate on a fixed, multiday schedule throughout the winter.  Options are two nights, three days midweek or three nights, four days on the weekends. 
The Schedule is fixed as follows:
Sunday-Tuesday (arrive Sunday, leave Tuesday)
Tuesday-Thursday (arrive Tuesday, leave )
Thursday-Sunday (arrive Thursday, leave Sunday)

The Huts

Morgan Hut
Capacity: 4 People, 2 per side
The Morgan Hut is the most private option in the Frog Lake lineup, offering two, two bed rooms joined with a common room and bathroom.
Rockwood Hut
Capacity: 8 People, 4 per side
The Rockwood Hut has two four bed rooms that share a common room and bathroom.  
Ted R Hut
Capacity: 9 People, shared space
A large group hut, the Ted R Hut sleeps 8.
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Dates

Available Dates

Morgan Hut Jan 6-9, 2022
Morgan Hut Feb 8-10, 2022
Rockwood Hut Left March 15-17, 2022
Rockwood Hut Right March 15-17, 2022

Prices

$2,400 per person

Itinerary

The Frog Lake Huts operate on a fixed weekly schedule for the season.   Trips run throughout the winter as follows:

Sunday through Tuesday

Tuesday through Thursday

Thursday through Sunday 

For example, if you book a weekend option, you arrive on Thursday and spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the hut before leaving on Sunday.  

 

Day 1 (Arrival & touring): Tour to the huts, enjoying fun skinning and riding along the way.  Upon arrival we'll unpack our small overnight kits and get out for a tour before dinner.  After we've had our fill of riding for the day, we'll settle back into the huts and prepare for dinner.  Dinners are deluxe meals prepared by our guides.

Day 2 (Ski touring from the hut): We'll get an early start on the day, having a hot breakfast with fresh coffee and tea and prepare snacks for the day before suiting up and heading out for a day of exploring the Frog Lake area.  The backcountry holds numerous options and based on fitness and cap[abilities of your group, we can range far and wide to find the best snow and explore new terrain.  After skiing to our hearts content, we'll regroup at the huts, set our gear out to dry and prepare for dinner.

Day 3(Ski touring from the hut)/ Day 4(Departure and short tour): Depending on the length of your trip (3 days or 4 days), we'll either be up for another day of skiing and riding, or we'll pack up and head back to the trailhead.

 

Equipment

Avalanche Gear

  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche Probe (Quick Draw Style)
  • Avalanche Pack (with Avalanche Tools Compartment)
  • Snow Saw (Optional)

Ski Touring/ Split-boarding Gear

  • Skis with Alpine Touring Bindings OR Splitboard
  • Alpine Touring Boots (compatible with your bindings)
  • Skins (cut for your skis)
  • Adjustable length ski poles
  • Ski Helmet (optional)

Layers

Head Layers

  • Sun Hat (baseball hat)
  • Sun Glasses (IN ADDITION TO GOGGLES)
  • Goggles
  • Warm Hat
  • 2x Buffs or face masks (These are for warmth and wind protection and are required for Covid-19 face coverings)

Upper Body Layers

  • Long sleeve base layer top
  • Fleece weight insulating top layers (Patgonia R1 or Nano Air are our favorites)
  • Puffy - Mid Weight Down/synthetic, Patagonia Fitzroy or similar
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket with Hood - Gore-Tex (or similar) - basic, lightweight shell, ideally NOT insulated
  • Gloves-TWO pair
    • one pair light/mid weight for skinning up and warm temps
    • one mid/heavy weight for descending and colder temps
  • Sports Bra - wool/synthetic

Lower Body Layers

  • Underwear - wool/synthetic briefs/etc
  • Long johns (weather dependent, we may choose not to use these depending on weather forecast)
  • Socks - mid-weight wool/synthetic socks (Darntough are the best)
  • Hardshell Pants - Gore-Tex or similar waterproof/breathable membrane pants that fit over your ski boots
  • Softshell Pants (optional) - These offer a more breathable, but less weather resistant option for fair weather programs.

 Other Essentials

  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 minimum)
  • Lip Balm (with SPF)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Bring to use before eating or if suspected Covid-19 contamination)

Food and water

  • Snacks for the day - we don't take an official lunch break, so be prepared to eat quickly on the go.  Our days are jam packed with movement and learning so food must be quick and easy to eat.
  • Water - bring two liters capacity. Bring a maximum of 2 Liters of water, more than that will be too much weight! Please bring at least one hard sided water bottle, but typically I bring a Nalgene and a Hydrapack or Camelback/Platypus/Etc.  Hydration systems typically work well in Tahoe without freezing, but have a hard sided backup in case.

Optional

  • First Aid/blister Kit
  • Chemical hand warmers
  • Hydration System (Camelback, etc).  Please bring an additional hard sided water bottle if you choose to bring a hydration system.

Know Before You Go

Location

Frog Lake Huts, Truckee, CA

Elevation

6,500-9,000'

Physical Difficulty ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪

Expect full days of ski touring with lunch eaten in the field.  Tours will generally be out all day, covering roughly 3,000' vertical each day.

Technical Difficulty ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪

The terrain at Frog Lake ranges from moderate to expert level terrain. The conditions and capability of your group will have a bearing on the type of terrain we ski, so the difficulty has a broad range.

Trip Length

Trips run either 2 Nights 3 days mid week or 3 nights, 4 days on Weekends.  See Overview for details.

Price

$775 to $1,275

Price varies with the length of trip and the accommodations chosen (Morgan, Rockwood or Ted R Huts).

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