There’s something special about the mountain hut experience. The feeling of never leaving the mountains after a long day in the backcountry is something all snow lovers should experience at some point. Luckily for Sierra backcountry users, there’s a new hut system to experience north of Tahoe that encapsulates this spirit and then some. The hut system allows access to multiple aspects of five-star ski terrain harboring a host of epic ski runs that seldom see tracks. On a recent visit, my crew and I were awe-struck with the ski potential, the shelter system, and the story behind how it all came to be.

Written and photographed for Adventure Sports Journal, read the rest of the story here