Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service

Make the most of your stay at the Frog Lake Backcountry Huts with porters! Take advantage of the full commercial kitchen, eat and drink in style and save your energy for the fun part! Our porters will carry in whatever you want (within reason) up to 45lbs. Lighten up your pack light and have a great trip!
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Take Advantage of the incredible commercial kitchen at the Frog Lake Huts in Truckee by hiring a porter.  Our porters can bring food, beer, and sleeping bags in for your group!
The Frog Lake Huts have incredible amenities including a large dining hall.  Hire a porter to help you bring in delicious, fresh food, beer and wine.
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service

Make the most of your stay at the Frog Lake Backcountry Huts using porters! Carry in delicious, fresh food, beer, wine, meat, cheese, sleeping bags, Bluetooth speakers - you name it!  

We carry the load so you can take advantage of the full commercial kitchen, eat and drink in style and save your energy for the fun part!  Our porters will carry in whatever you want (within reason) up to 45lbs.  Make your pack light and have a great trip to Truckee's Frog Lake Huts!

Porters are available for your independent trip or if you'd like to bring additional items into the huts on your Blackbird Mountain Guides Frog Lake Huts trip feel free!  We're happy to haul in whatever supplies you need hauled.

Porters have the right to refuse any load or portion of the load if they do not feel that it is safe or are worried about potentially damaging the contents of your load.  

 

Items that people often have portered into the Frog Lake Backcountry Huts in Truckee:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh or frozen meat
  • Beer
  • Wine 
  • Cheese
  • Appetizers
  • Hard alcohol & mixers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camp pillows (inflatable or semi-inflatable)
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Snack food
  • Deserts
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Take Advantage of the incredible commercial kitchen at the Frog Lake Huts in Truckee by hiring a porter.  Our porters can bring food, beer, and sleeping bags in for your group!
The Frog Lake Huts have incredible amenities including a large dining hall.  Hire a porter to help you bring in delicious, fresh food, beer and wine.
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
Frog Lake Huts | Porter Service
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Dates

Available Dates

In to the Frog Lake Huts
Out from the Frog Lake Huts

Prices

$775 to 1,275 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

Frog Lake Huts Overnight Ski Gear Guide / Packing List

Backcountry Touring Gear

❏ Alpine Touring Skis or Splitboard - Light to Midweight Setup with “Tech Bindings”

❏ Alpine Touring Boots or Splitboard Compatible Boots; Scarpa F1

❏ Ski Poles - Lightweight, Adjustable Poles with Baskets; BD Expedition 3 Poles

❏ Climbing Skins - Mohair Mix is Best; Black Diamond GlideLite Mohair Mix,

❏ Ski Crampons - Specific to your Skis/Board; (may not be necessary depending on conditions)

❏ Ski Strap - Voile Ski Strap or Similar

❏ Ski Helmet - Dual Rated Helmet; Petzl Sirocco or Black Diamond Vision

❏ Repair items specific to your gear - Any items that are prone to fail in the field that are specific to your equipment, ie extra splitboard binding screws or tail clips for skins.

Avalanche Gear

RENT a the full Avalanche Gear Kit from Blackbird

Avalanche Beacon - Digital Avalanche Transceiver; Black Diamond Guide Recon BT

Avalanche Shovel - Collapsible, Aluminum Shovel; Backcountry Access BT2 Shovel

Avalanche Probe - Quickdraw Style Probe; Backcountry Access Stealth 300

Head and Neck Layers

Sun Hat - A Baseball Hat; Blackbird Mountain Guides Logo Hat

Sunglasses - Dark Lens Glasses with Side Coverage; Julbo Shield

Goggles - Ski goggles with a storm Lens; Julbo Aerospace Reactive

Warm Hat - Lightweight Warm Hat that Fits Under Your Helmet;

Neck Gaiters - Light to Midweight Neck Gaiters; Buff or your favorite Face Masks

***These Are Required as Covid-19 Face Coverings

Upper Body and Hand Layers

Long Sleeve Base Layer - Lightweight, Synthetic/Wool; Patagonia SunHoody

2 Insulating Top Layers - Light to Midweight Insulation Layers; Patagonia R1 & Nano Air

Puffy - Midweight Down or Synthetic with Hood; Patagonia Fitzroy or similar

Hardshell Jacket, Hooded - Waterproof, Gore-Tex, NOT insulated; Arc’Teryx Alpha FL

Light Gloves - Light to Mid Weight for Warm Temps; Flylow John Henry Gloves, BD Tour

Midweight Gloves - Mid to Heavy Weight for Cold Conditions; BD Legend

Sports Bra - Wool/Synthetic;

Lower Body and Foot Layers

Socks - Midweight Wool/Synthetic; Darn Tough Via Ferrata

Underwear - Wool/Synthetic

Long Underwear - Wool/Synthetic “Long Johns”; Patagonia Capilene Air

Softshell Ski Pants - Breathable, Weather Resistant for Fair Weather; OR Trailbreaker II

Vented Hardshell Ski Pants - Waterproof Pants for Extreme Weather; Flylow Compound

Food and Water

Nalgene Water Bottle - Hard Sided Bottle; Nalgene 16oz-32oz Wide Mouth Bottle

Soft Water Bottle 1.5L - Flexible Water Bladder; Hydrapak Flux 1.5L

***Please bring at least one hard sided water bottle.

Snacks - Enough Snacks for 3 or 4 days in the field (depending on which itinerary you select). There will be no lunch break so snacks must be convenient and easy to eat.

Other Essentials

Sun Screen (SPF 30 minimum)

Lip Balm (with SPF)

Hand Sanitizer

Toilet Paper Bring a supply for the entire length of your trip

Optional

First Aid/blister Kit

Chemical Hand Warmers

Hydration System - Flexible Water Bladder with Hose; Hydrapak, Camelback, Platypus

Group Gear

Blackbird Mountain Guides will supply all of the group gear for the trip, including:

✓ Guide’s First Aid Kits

✓ Guide’s Repair Kit

✓ Wag Bags (The huts have bathrooms, but in the field we will use Solid Human Waste Disposal Bags if necessary)

✓ Snow Observation Equipment (Snow saws, Loops, Crystal Cards, Etc)

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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