Tuolumne Ski Hut, Yosemite National Park, California
This is my personal favorite for many reasons. Tuolumne Meadows in the winter is a surreal place—empty of crowds, desolate and wild. In the summer the hut is the campground reservations office, and in the winter it is converted to a 10-bunk first come, first serve ski hut.
A small stone building with a fireplace at one end, the hut sits at the eastern end of the Tuolumne Meadows at 8,600 feet. Getting to this hut isn’t easy—Highway 120 is closed during the winter making it a 16-mile pilgrimage to the hut, including a 3,500-foot climb over a 10,000-foot pass. That said, once you get to the hut you’ll find yourself in a backcountry ski haven.
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