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Uncle Bud's Hut

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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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Ski Lines in Uncle Bud's Hut - 7

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Favorite Home after a nice trip to Galena Mountain
Difficult

Galena Mountain Climb

3.1 mi 5.0 km • -1,619 ft Descent • -493.52 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Descend North Aspect
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Bowl off NE Aspect

0.3 mi 0.5 km • -416 ft Descent • -126.88 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Damn, Colorado has blue skies!
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Point 12,313 South

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -719 ft Descent • -219.02 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Tight trees
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Warthog Gulch Descent

0.6 mi 0.9 km • -680 ft Descent • -207.27 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Fun in Saint Kevin's Gulch
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Saint Kevin's Gulch South

0.3 mi 0.4 km • -293 ft Descent • -89.41 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Damn, Colorado has blue skies!
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Point 12,313 East

0.6 mi 0.9 km • -764 ft Descent • -232.75 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite More turns in Saint Kevin's Gulch
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Saint Kevin's Gulch North

0.4 mi 0.7 km • -424 ft Descent • -129.38 m Descent

Leadvil…, CO

Uncle Bud's Hut Skiing

  • 6 Miles 9 Kilometers of Descents
  • 7 ski lines
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Ascents in Uncle Bud's Hut - 4

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6.1 mi 9.8 km #1Tennessee Pass to Uncle Bud's Hut
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Uncle Bud's to Point 12,313
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Ascent to Hill Top NE of Uncle Buds Hut
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Return route from Warthog Gulch
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO

Photos of Uncle Bud's Hut - 20

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Descend North Aspect
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Damn, Colorado has blue skies!
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Home after a nice trip to Galena Mountain
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Jumping some fat bikes at the Hut.
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Ascending bowl on North aspect
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Ascending switch backs up north aspect (south moving)
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Headed up Point 12,313
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
More turns in Saint Kevin's Gulch
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO