Unguided and Guided Backcountry Hut Skiing in Southwest Montana’s Centennial Range
We are accepting booking for the 2016/2017 season. Rumors of a La Nina Winter are going around and we’re excited for what that entails! Please email for availability and reservations using our contact form at the bottom of the page.
Hellroaring Powder Guides offers unguided and guided backcountry skiing in the Centennial Mountains from December 1st through May 1st each year. Choose from a single day outing or a multi-day excursion based out of the Hellroaring Hut. Our hut is designed to provide you with comfortable and safe access to the best ski terrain. The Centennials feature 20,000 acres of premier ski terrain on the Continental Divide with elevations up to 10,000′ and an annual snowfall of 400″. Whether you are new to touring or a veteran of the skin track you will appreciate what this incredible place has to offer.
A day with Hellroaring Powder Guides starts at a time your choosing, usually around 9:00 AM to ensure there is plenty of time to get the most out of your day. Once the group is gathered we’ll go over some packing instructions and get everyone’s gear loaded behind our snowmobiles. Once loaded we’ll breif on the weather and current conditions before snowmobiling in to the trail head. Our ride usually lasts about 45 min, and provides incredible views as we cross the Continental Divide. Once we reach our desired destination we don skis and packs. If your group is headed to the hut, we’ll follow the renowned Continental Divide Trail for approximately 2 3/4 miles of gradual elevation gain to reach the hut. If you are out for just a day tour, we’ll carefully choose an objective that matches your groups ability level. Lunches are included in the price of a day tour, however participants are expected to bring their own snacks etc. for the day. Your Hellroaring guide will ski youre group to the safest and best ski conditions for the day, whether we go for a summit, or just a fun ski line, it’s up to you! We’ll start skiing back towards the snowmobiles around 3:00 PM to ensure we get back to the vehicles by dark. A brief snowmobile ride home allows us to examine our work on the slopes above before we finish the day. All trips are custom tailed to your groups needs and ability’s, feel free to make additional requests as we will do our best to accommodate your group.
The Hellroaring Hut is located between Island Park and West Yellowstone, in the Centennial Mountains. We offer guided and non-guided trips from December 1st through May 1st annually, please contact us for specific dates within this range. Getting into the hut requires an easy and scenic 7 mile snowmobile ride to access the trail head (snowmobiles provided). It’s a mellow 2.75 mile skin the rest of the way in. The hut has incredible terrain just out the door. Our location provides immediate access to mellow bowls. glade trees, and exciting steeps in the alpine. We’ve outfitted the Hellroaring Hut with a wood stove for heat and a propane cooking stove for cooking. All necessities such as eating utensils, cooking-ware, and equipment are supplied at the hut to reduce pack weight coming in. Sleeping arrangements such as bunks, sleeping bags, and plush foam pads are provided at the hut for your convenience as well. We have solar powered LED lights to keep things illuminated. Cameras and phones can also be charged via the solar panel. We have a Delorme inReach 2-way satellite messenger stashed at the hut so your group can contact Hellroaring, or the appropriate emergency response agency should the need arise. Feel free to ask about special considerations as we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your group. All inclusive guided trips, load hauling, and catering are available by request.
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Please call, text, or email for guided pricing and current specials. Regular rate is $300/night for groups of 6. A 50% deposit at booking is required to reserve dates.
Hellroaring Powder Guides is operated under special use permit with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. HPG is an equal opportunity provider.