Mar 14

Backcountry Skiing at the Opus Hut

Ryder-Walker guide Daniel Sundqvist recently took some
guests to the Opus Hut (11,675 feet) above Ophir Colorado. He was actually working on behalf
of our sister company, Telluride Mountain Guides, which offers backcountry
guiding at our home base in Telluride, Colorado.
The Opus Hut is an off-grid backcountry lodge situated in the rugged San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. With its comfortable amenities and tasteful architectural touches, the hut feels very European. Even better, the Opus Hut provides first-rate access to some of the best backcountry skiing, mountain biking and hiking in the region. 

 Here’s the first of our crew skinning up to the Opus Hut.

From the hut, it’s just a few powder turns to paradise.

Grabbing more fresh lines.

The Opus Hut is completely self-sufficient. Solar power and two wood stoves provide warmth, while a wood-fired sauna steams away the day’s fatigues. The hut also provides comfortable bedding, running water, and a meal plan upon request.

In this photo, our guests are VERY happy with the day’s powder skiing and, equally important, the aprés-ski soup!

Contact Telluride Mountain Guides to go backcountry skiing in southern Colorado. For more info on the Opus Hut, visit opushut.com

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