During the COVID-19 pandemic, we appreciate everyone’s cooperation to ensure that OPUS is able to operate safely for all guests and staff.
Winter reservations will be 10 spaces for all reservations for a minimum of 2 nights at $656/night and $55/night/person for meals, taxes included. Any new reservation not in compliance is subject to cancellation and refund minus processing fees.
All winter reservations will be for 10 bed spaces as opposed to specific rooms because we will be rotating between the upstair’s space (2 5-bed rooms) and the downstair’s space (2 3-bed rooms, 1 4-bed room) to ensure proper sanitizing. Groups should consist of people who are safe sharing indoor eating and sleeping quarters. We strongly encourage guests to get tested prior to arrival.
All guests must also review and adhere to the local guidelines while visiting San Juan County. These are available here.
Cancellation Policy: As a small backcountry lodge, we invest significant resources in preparing for the winter season, based on the reservations we receive. This was especially true this winter and we delayed our reservations until October so guests could make decisions based on the most current information and projections about COVID as possible.
Our policy is as follows: All cancellations 30 days or more before the reservation will receive an 80% credit. All cancellations within 30 days will receive no credit.
During COVID, we will make two exceptions to this: (1) if the hut is not able to operate because of COVID then guests will be given the option of a refund minus processing fees or a credit; or (2) if guests are not able to come because they have COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, we will offer a 80% credit or refund. Guests cancelling for the latter reason must provide verification for a refund/credit.
Finally, our standard policy for avalanche danger also applies and groups deciding not to come when the avalanche danger rating is High or Extreme as forecasted by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center on their arrival date may cancel for 100% credit.
Summer Reservations 2021
Reservations for the 2021 Summer Season will open on January 1, 2021. For now, we plan to operate as we are this winter and all reservations will be for 10 spaces for a minimum of 2 nights at $656/night and $55/night/person for meals, taxes included.
We’ll return to our usual operations as soon as it’s possible to do so. Any guests who have made a reservation will be given the option to book the rest of the hut before the additional ten spaces are made available to others.
All reservations include a 20% non-refundable deposit.
Check in time is 12:00 noon, and Checkout time is 10:00 AM.
Any changes in reservations must be made 30 days in advance to arrival date, cancellations within 30 days of the arrival date will not be given credit. No refunds
An 80% credit towards future hut stays will be given for cancellations made more than 30 days from arrival.
Groups deciding not to come when avalanche danger rating is High or Extreme as forecast by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will be given full credit, to be used within one calendar year.
Groups that are not familiar and comfortable with travel in mountainous terrain prone to avalanche conditions are advised to make use of one of the local guide services for assistance in getting to the hut.
Dog Policy – Dogs are allowed at the OPUS Hut for $50/night/dog, reserve dog spaces above.
Alcohol: Because the OPUS is a licensed tavern in the state of Colorado, any personal alcohol is not permitted at the hut.
All guests are responsible for their own personal trash, pack it in, pack it out.
Lights out at 10 PM – solar power is limited, respect other hut guests.
By state law – Alcoholic beverages not purchased at the hut, are not allowed in the hut.
Leave boots, climbing skins and wet gear in the entry, boot liners can be dried behind the wood stoves.
Please keep personal gear out of the Living area.
Please keep your food contained and organized in the storage bins provided.
Limited cool food storage is available at the hut, plan accordingly.
Please conserve water, there is limited supply from roof collection.
Please keep skis, poles and snowboards outside.
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