Location: Virginia Lakes Yurt (9,415ft, 11S 303297E 4214534N)
Trailhead: Virginia Lakes Rd
Approach: The approach is roughly 4.5 miles and 1,300ft of gain when the road is closed. This is mitigated via snowcat through Highsierra Snowcats
Hut Cost: $1,980 per day/ $330 per person
Hut Detail: The yurt is rented as a fully inclusive package. Meals, cat ride into the hut, and guided ski touring
Ski Terrain: The Virginia Lakes Terrain offers great beginner to advanced backcountry ski terrain. Most of the area is at or near treeline. This offers good riding and cold snow even before most of the mountain range has opened to skiing.
Local Avalanche Resource: Virginia Lakes is located at the southern end of the observation zone for the Bridgeport Avalanche Center. www.bridgeportavalanchecenter.org
User Requirements: Yurts are exclusive to High Sierra Snowcats and are guided skiing only.
Booking Details: Contact High Sierra Snowcats: https://highsierrasnowcat.com/