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6 mi 9 km of descents 7 Featured Ski Lines

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Uncle Bud's Hut, owned by 10th Mountain has amazing views from the south window-wall that include a panorama of 14,421-foot Mount Massive and the bare pate of Bald Eagle Mountain.

The hut was built as a memorial to 10th Mountain Division veteran Bud Winter (1925-1945), who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, and was one of 33 soldiers who completed the legendary "trooper traverse" winter ski crossing from Leadville to Aspen in February of 1944. Funds for the hut were given by Bud's brother, Dr. Fred Winter. His sister Laura contributed the proceeds from her poetry book Laura's Lines.

Layout and Capacity
Upstairs: 2 private bedrooms, 1 with 6 beds, 1 with 4 beds, and a communal sleeping area with 1 double bed and 4 single beds. Capacity 16.

Nearby Skiing
There are great opportunities for all kinds of weather and conditions, right from the hut. For a big mountain climb (in good weather), tackle Galena Mountain Climb. Saint Kevin's Gulch has several lines that are generally well-protected and below treeline. And the many slopes off Point 12,313 combine an amazing summit with near-perfect ski slopes. For a mellow tour, snowshoe, or nordic ski, the Colorado Trail is nearby and can be followed for hundreds of miles!

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