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Ski into Mint Hut

  • Apr 12, 2013 · 8:00 AM

The Hatcher Pass area is beautiful, and this is a great time of year to take advantage of the daylight and possibly some spring ski conditions. The peaks around the Mint hut are spectacular.

The general plan is:

Ski into the Mint Hut on Friday

Day trip to the Bomber Hut and back on Saturday

Ski out  on Sunday (possibly spend the morning doing turns before departure).

This is a good trip for solid skiers who want to do more backcountry ski trips.  You will need skis (metal edged), skins, overnight gear (sleeping bag, pad, etc), avalanche gear (beacon, probe shovel), ice axe and crampons.  Experience skiing with a big pack is recommended.

You must be a member of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) (only $15 per year - what a deal! ) to stay in the huts.

I am also looking for a co-organizer who can help organize logistics etc. If you would like to help, please contact me - or indicate it in your reply.  If you think you might want to lead trips in the future, or just would like to help I would really appreciate it. You do not need to be an official meet-up organizer.

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  • Amy M

    What a FANTASTIC day of spring skiing with fresh powder, sunshine, a slight intermittent breeze, and warm temps! I sure smiled a lot that day. Several people went in before us and broke trail through the powder most of the way. Thanks for organizing the trip Vicky!

    April 13, 2013

  • Robert E B.

    Sounds like fun I can also help let me know

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer. Work getting in the way of play time. Have fun!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Vicky L.

    Tuesday night April 9 we are having a meeting to discuss group gear, contact me via email if you haven't already for details! If I don't hear from you by Tuesday, we'll open your spot for another person.
    New snow in Hatchers!! Whoo Hooo!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Amy M

    I can't spend the night(s), but I will most likely ski part-way in with you guys on Friday. If anybody else wants to do a day ski trip out there, let me know.

    March 27, 2013

  • Sonya K.

    Yippeee! Sounds fun!

    March 25, 2013

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