WingRidge and BigSheep Huts and Ski Terrain
WingRidge and BigSheep groups meet in Joseph OR for trip briefing at RiverHouse $30/nght/person, valueable storage and shower on way out of town..
The Big Sheep and Wing Ridge Huts feature large wall tents with wooden floors, bunks for up to 12 people, wood stoves, plenty of firewood, white gas lanterns, propane cook stoves, cooking utensils and deluxe sleeping pads. Click on Hut Equipment for a list of all equipment provided at huts.
All you need to provide are your own skis and poles, backpacks, winter clothing and personal items; click on Personal Equipment for a list of recommended and optional gear to bring with you. On self-guided trips, food is your responsibility. The Big Sheep and Wing Ridge Huts each have a wood-fired sauna tent.
Ski Terrain ~ Big Sheep Hut
The Big Sheep Hut (elev. 6200 ft.) lies in a mountain valley with access to the high country. 4-mile skin in along water canal from SaltCreekSummit Snopark. Or ski up and over WingRidge following summer trail. Touring, snowshoeing, and telemarking opportunities are unlimited. The backcountry is open, with forests and glades on slopes between 20 and 40 degrees. Several areas affected by a forest fire in 1989 offer great tree skiing in the burn. This hut is appropriate for snowshoers and beginner skiers, yet offers steep and challenging slopes for advanced groups as well. Snowmobile porter service available roundtrip for $2/lb, minimum 125lbs.
Ski Terrain ~ Wing Ridge Hut
The Wing Ridge Hut (elev. 7200 ft.) is near the wilderness boundary, 2 miles west of the Salt Creek, 1000ft elevation gain
Sno-Park. (Parking permits required). This hut provides access to pristine mountain basins above the timberline with stunning scenery. It is a steep 1,100 ft. climb (skins are necessary) on an unmarked trail to reach this hut. A guide is available to lead your group in. This hut is popular with " earn your turn" telemark, AT skiers, and splitboarders.
50% deposit is required to secure your reservation. Camps hold up to 12, both camps have dual sleep tents that hold 5 each. $50/night/person flatrate hutfees,Calendar of availability .