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OPUS Backcountry Ski Hut

Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Remote Lodging in the San Juan Mountains

Backcountry Skiing Ophir Pass

Terrain at the Hut

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The OPUS Hut was built for Backcountry skiing and hiking. Located between the towns of Telluride and Silverton, high a top Ophir Pass, the OPUS offers access to some the best and backcountry skiing in the U.S. The hut is just a short three mile hike from State Highway 550 on the east side (Silverton), or an equal distance from the town of Ophir on the west side. Ski traverses North to Red Mountain pass or South toward Lizard Head pass, offer some of the best alpine terrain in Colorados’ San Juan Mountains.

For information on location and approaches see here.

Terrain at the Hut

The hut is located at treeline, with low angle glades below and open slopes above. Mellow powder skiing can be found out  the backdoor of the hut. Venture a little further into Paradise Basin to sample some of the best chute skiing around.

See the Gallery for photographs of the ski terrain