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Polar Star Inn is a privately owned backcountry lodge, booked by 10th Mountain. (Another nearby structure, Carl's Cabin, is part of Polar Star but booked separately). Polar Star Inn is a tall-standing structure with a big deck that looks west over the Colorado Plateau: a sunset watcher's paradise. There are five private bedrooms and running water (summer only) that makes kitchen work a snap. The Inn was built in 1987.

Layout and capacity: Downstairs: 1 bedroom with single bunk bed Upstairs: several semi-private bedrooms and a communal sleeping area. Capacity 17.

Additional Amenities: The Polar Star Inn has running water from a spring-fed cistern during the summer and there is a propane grill out on the deck year-round. There was once a sauna, but it burned down years ago.

Nearby Skiing: There's some fairly good, but easy and short tree skiing on The Polar Line of the lower slopes of New York Mountain. In good weather and conditions, the summit of New York Mountain Climb is a good tour, with great views as you might expect.

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Ski Lines in Polar Star Inn - 3

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Favorite Ben shredding the last section of the open shot.
Intermediate

New York Minute

0.1 mi 0.2 km • -254 ft Descent • -77.54 m Descent

Edwards, CO
Favorite Nothing feels better than finally arriving at the Polar Star Hut after a morning of arduous climbing.
Intermediate

The Polar Line

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -703 ft Descent • -214.27 m Descent

Edwards, CO
Favorite Easy turns
Intermediate

Polar Meadow

0.3 mi 0.4 km • -348 ft Descent • -106.17 m Descent

Edwards, CO

Polar Star Inn Skiing

  • 1 Miles 1 Kilometers of Descents
  • 3 ski lines
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Ascents in Polar Star Inn - 3

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1.8 mi 2.9 km #1New York Mountain Climb
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
Edwards, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Meadow Approach
Easy
Edwards, CO
Easy
Edwards, CO
0.8 mi 1.4 km #3NYM Approach
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
Intermediate
Edwards, CO

Photos of Polar Star Inn - 22

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Nothing feels better than finally arriving at the Polar Star Hut after a morning of arduous climbing.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Some of our group heads off for a day of shredding pow pow in the meow meow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Earn that turn, boy!!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Ben shredding the last section of the open shot.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Our group chills to the max after a day of skiing deeeeeeep pow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Headed towards the Polar Meadows ski zone.
Feb 10, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Clay on the early morning uphill
Jan 13, 2020 near Edwards, CO
A pair of skiers ascends high up on New York Mountain.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO