Frog Lake Huts - Private Guiding

If you've booked the Frog Lake Huts in Truckee, trust our guides to elevate your trip to the next level. We'll navigate in and out of the huts, manage the risks, and find the best terrain and snow quality for you and your group! Hiring one or more of our expert guides will help make your trip a huge success!

Prices are per person, and are based on the size of your group.
To book for more than one person, adjust the "Participants" field.
Overview
Itinerary
Prerequisites
Inclusions
Gear

Book our guides to make your Frog Lake Huts Trip a huge success! We will:

  • Guide you in and out of the Frog Lake Huts
  • Manage the snowpack and other risks in the terrain
  • Plan fun tours each day, tailored to your group's ability
  • Enjoy delicious meals, great company, and living that backcountry hut life!

We Can Also Provide:

Looking to join a Frog Lake Huts Trip, but don't have a reservation?
Book a spot on one of our guided / catered trips!

Since this is your trip, we can flex the itinerary to meet the needs of your group. This is a schedule that works well for most Frog Lake Huts Trips:

  • Day 1 - Arrival & Tour to the Huts - Meet your guide at the trailhead and divide up food and group gear as needed. Enjoy 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 Huts - We'll get an early start on the day, with a hot breakfast, fresh coffee, and tea. Next, we'll prepare food for the day before gearing up and heading out to explore the Frog Lake area. We'll spend full days ski touring, covering roughly 3,000-5,000' vertical each day with lunch eaten in the field. After skiing to our hearts content, we'll regroup at the huts, set our gear out to dry and prepare for dinner.

  • Days 3 & 4 - Ski Touring from the Hut / Departure 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.

Since you are a private group, the prerequisites listed are to provide an idea of what skills and fitness levels are appropriate to get the most out of your trip at the Frog Lake Huts. We'd be happy to discuss your skills and fitness if you have any concerns.

  • Advanced Resort Riding Skills - Including off-piste terrain in challenging snow conditions.

  • Intermediate Backcountry Experience - Including efficient gear management and skinning, transition technique, with 20+ days spent in the backcountry.

  • Moderate Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of roughly 1 hour between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 4-6 miles and climb 1,500-2,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day.

What's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA/AIARE Trained Guide
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
What's Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Ski/Splitboard Gear
  • Personal Avalanche Gear
  • Guide Gratuities

Ski/Split Touring Gear

  • Alpine Touring Ski or Splitboard Setup - No snowshoes
  • Alpine Touring or Splitboard Boots
  • Climbing Skins
  • Touring Backpack - with pockets for avalanche gear
  • Adjustable Touring Poles
Avalanche Safety Gear
  • Avalanche Beacon
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche Probe
Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Lunch and Snacks

  • Know Before you go

    SKILL LEVELIntermediate Advanced
    ELEVATION6,000’-9,000’
    LocationTruckee, CA

    Price/Person $635.00
    Private Programs
    Duration: 3-4 Days
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    Private Programs

    Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

    Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

    Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

    Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

    PRIVATE PROGRAMS

    Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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    Full 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 

    Friday through Monday

    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 capabilities 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.

     

    Book our guides to make your Frog Lake Huts Trip a huge success! We will:

    • Guide you in and out of the Frog Lake Huts
    • Manage the snowpack and other risks in the terrain
    • Plan fun tours each day, tailored to your group's ability
    • Enjoy delicious meals, great company, and living that backcountry hut life!

    We Can Also Provide:

    Looking to join a Frog Lake Huts Trip, but don't have a reservation?
    Book a spot on one of our guided / catered trips!

    Since this is your trip, we can flex the itinerary to meet the needs of your group. This is a schedule that works well for most Frog Lake Huts Trips:

    • Day 1 - Arrival & Tour to the Huts - Meet your guide at the trailhead and divide up food and group gear as needed. Enjoy 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 Huts - We'll get an early start on the day, with a hot breakfast, fresh coffee, and tea. Next, we'll prepare food for the day before gearing up and heading out to explore the Frog Lake area. We'll spend full days ski touring, covering roughly 3,000-5,000' vertical each day with lunch eaten in the field. After skiing to our hearts content, we'll regroup at the huts, set our gear out to dry and prepare for dinner.

    • Days 3 & 4 - Ski Touring from the Hut / Departure 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.

    Since you are a private group, the prerequisites listed are to provide an idea of what skills and fitness levels are appropriate to get the most out of your trip at the Frog Lake Huts. We'd be happy to discuss your skills and fitness if you have any concerns.

    • Advanced Resort Riding Skills - Including off-piste terrain in challenging snow conditions.

    • Intermediate Backcountry Experience - Including efficient gear management and skinning, transition technique, with 20+ days spent in the backcountry.

    • Moderate Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of roughly 1 hour between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 4-6 miles and climb 1,500-2,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day.

    What's included with your trip:

    • Experienced AMGA/AIARE Trained Guide
    • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
    What's Not Included:
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal Ski/Splitboard Gear
    • Personal Avalanche Gear
    • Guide Gratuities

    Ski/Split Touring Gear

    • Alpine Touring Ski or Splitboard Setup - No snowshoes
    • Alpine Touring or Splitboard Boots
    • Climbing Skins
    • Touring Backpack - with pockets for avalanche gear
    • Adjustable Touring Poles
    Avalanche Safety Gear
    • Avalanche Beacon
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Avalanche Probe
    Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Lunch and Snacks
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