Skiing Second Creek - The Broome Hut

February 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A friend of mine and I have made several trips this winter up to the Second Creek basin and the new Broome Hut. It's a wonderful trip, only about a mile long and 800 vertical feet, but great open skiing on the trip down, and a warm place for lunch.

Approaching the Broome HutApproaching the Broome Hut

 

The Broome Hut sits at 11,300 feet, a marvel of engineering and comfort in the alpine tundra.

Broome Hut - Looking EastBroome Hut - Looking East

 

The Hut has a day use room for folks to use as a lunch stop and refuge from the cold and wind.

 

The main part of the Hut is reservations only, booked through the Grand Huts Association:

http://grandhuts.org/about/broome-hut/

 

The views from the area are fantastic.

Divide View- Picnic TableDivide View- Picnic Table

Winter MoodWinter Mood

 

But the best part of a trip to the Broome Hut is the ski down, through glades of evergreens and powder.

Skiing Down - Back in the TreesSkiing Down - Back in the Trees

Skiing down - Winter DesertSkiing down - Winter Desert

 

For more on the area and the Hut, visit my two other posts:

http://www.nostalgiawest.com/blog/2014/2/the-old-second-creek-a-frame

http://www.nostalgiawest.com/blog/2014/3/second-creek-the-new-broome-hut

Broome Hut - Looking WestBroome Hut - Looking West

James and Parry PeakJames and Parry Peak

 

 


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