New & News
6/28/19 Current Road Conditions and Closures
Hut users please be aware that the snowpack is still covering most of the Forest Service roads and trails you’d normally use to gain access to the huts. The Forest Service provides updated road conditons here, USFS Road Conditions for the White River NF. You can also always call us at 970-925-5775 for updated conditions as well. The Forest Service recommends the following for this time of year:
- Do not drive through snow drifts – it doesn’t get any less snowy the higher in elevation you drive
- Avoid driving on muddy or rutted roads as this can cause long-term road damage
- If parking and walking to the hut please find a pull-out along the road where the vehicle is completely out of the roadbed. You may have to back down the road to find this spot
6/10/19 Vail Pass Fee Increase Approved
The Forest Service has received approval to for it's proposed Vail Pass Fee rate increase. The Vail Pass Fee will go from $6/person to $10/person. This increase is effective immediately for the Winter 2019-2020 season. It will apply to all new hut reservations at Jackal Hut, Fowler-Hilliard Hut, Janet's Cabin and all three Shrine Mtn Inn cabins (Jay's, Chuck's and Walter's). All children 15 and under are still exempt from the fee. Please give us a call at 970-925-5775 if you have any questions.
4/11/19 Winter 2019-2020 Alfred A. Braun Huts Rate Increase
The Alfred A. Braun Hut System will be increasing their rates effective the Winter 2019-2020 Season. The rate's will be as follows: Tagert, Green Wilson, Markley, Barnard and Goodwin Green: $250 per night. Lindley: $360 per night, Opa's Taylor Hut: $300 per night.
Changes to 10th Mountain Division License Plate
People who currently do not have 10th Mountain plates – and want them – are required to make a minimum $45 contribution to the Foundation. This a one-time fee for each vehicle and is not required for renewals. The State of Colorado charges an additional $50 which goes to the State as it does with all specialty plates, and normal vehicle registration fees still apply.
If you are a current 10th Mountain plate holder or are interested in purchasing 10th Mountain plates, please visit the Foundation’s website for an excellent explanation of the program as well as necessary forms for replacement or purchase of plates