North Lake Hut

North Lake Hut Eastern Sierra Covered in Snow
The North Lake Hut covered in a heavy snow year. ©Ryan Huetter IFMGA Guide

Location: North Lake, Bishop (9,300ft, 11S 0356371E, 4121690N)

Trailhead: North Lake Trailhead

Approach: 1.6 miles and 500 ft of gain

Capacity: 6 guests and up to two guides.

Ski Terrain: Some of the best and most advanced ski terrain of any hut in California.  The North Lake Hut may be the most basic hut in the state but it more than makes up for it with some of the best terrain.  The area around the hut is characterized by big mountains and steep couloirs.  There is some terrain for intermediate skiers but the majority of the terrain lends its self for more advanced skiing and ski mountaineering terrain.

Hut Detail:  The North Lake Hut is a big mountain skiers hut.  It has few frills but the basic nature of the hut is more than made up for by the terrain that it accesses. It is a fabric insulated building with bunk beds and a small cook and prep kitchen.

It has a fully stocked kitchen with large propane tanks.

Guests to the North Lake Hut should plan on bringing sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and hut shoes along with all of their personal equipment.

Climbing up Steep Couloirs Getting Ready to Ski
One of an endless number of coulors ©Ryan Huetter IFMGA Sierra Mountain Center

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User Requirements: This hut can only be book through a guided operation.

Booking Details: The hut can be booked either by contacting California Ski Guides or Sierra Mountain Center.  Or you can request a booking by clicking here.