Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders will love the abundant downhill runs and high touring terrain around Tornak Hut.
Tornak is nestled at 8,400’ in the Smoky Mountains of central Idaho. The terrain around Tornak is complex, allowing for turn-oriented skiers and riders to find the best aspect, elevation and angle for great skiing. You can see a short video of skiing at Tornak here.
Tornak is a spacious wall tent that sleeps 14 people and is stocked with all of the necessary equipment and luxuries for a cozy stay in the mountains including: two wood stoves for heat, solar-power for light and charging widgets, a three burner propane stove for cooking, all pots, pans, and cookware to produce a feast, all tableware and cutlery, books, magazines, board games, bunks with mattresses, two covered outhouses, and a classic wood fired SAUNA! Bring your own sleeping bags, clothing, avalanche equipment and food.The approach to Tornak is 4 miles and a sharp 1,400’ elevation gain -- or a gradual 10 mile approach on a logging road.
Tornak can be connected with Coyote Yurt (a gradual 3.5 mile tour) for a high hut-to-hut trip, or simply be a destination for a fun weekend of turns and camaraderie!
Tornak was recently remodeled to create backcountry hut opportunities for those with disabilities. The spacious hut is barrier free, allowing those in wheel chairs to maneuver independently. Depending on the particular disability, those approaching Tornak may use motorized options such as a snowmobile, snowcat or helicopter. Tornak has become a favorite destination for Sun Valley Adaptive Sports and for other independent groups and individuals with disabilities. Please contact us or Sun Valley Adaptive Sports for more details.
- 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.