Big verticle relief on shapely alpine peaks up to 12,000’ with stunning ascent and descent lines. A ski mountaineer’s nirvana!
The Pioneer Yurt is a 24 ’ diameter yurt that sleeps up to 16 people and has all the comforts you have come to expect from a cozy SVT backcountry hut: full kitchen, bunks with pads, wood and propane stoves, solar-powered lanterns and speaker, library, and a great wood fired Sauna!
We approach Pioneer Yurt via Hyndman Creek off the East Fork of the Big Wood River. The ski into the yurt is roughly 6 miles and gains about 2000’ in elevation. The trip can be done in four to six hours by an average group of skiers. The area around the yurt is closed to snowmobiles before March 15th. Up until March 15, snowmobiles may be used to approach the first 5 miles to the yurt and after March 15th, may be used to get right to the yurt.
You can hire a snowmobile to tow skiers on the 1st 5 miles or a porter to carry up your provisions to the yurt. There are options to be helicopter dropped at the yurt as well.
- Weeknights (Sun-Thu) minimum of $180/night required (covers 4 people in the yurt)
- Weekends (Fri-Sat) & Holidays minimum of $360/night required (covers 8 people in the yurt)
6% lodging sales tax
3% US Forest Service Fee
Booking for at least 8 people guarantees a private reservation. Any reservation for fewer than 8 people includes the possibility of sharing the hut with other skiers. If you would like to guarantee a private hut, please reserve for 8 people.
**It is required that at least one member of your group be familiar with the route into the hut and correct operation of the facility. If no one in your group has been to this hut before, we require that a Hut Rent Guide accompany your party on day one of your trip. Cost of this service is a flat fee of $250. For more information, click on Add a Guide to the right.