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For backcountry skiers, you’re in the heart of some killer terrain. But if you really want an unforgettable experience, get way off the beaten path and head out to OPUS Hut. This European-style lodge is surrounded by ski slopes that are known as some of the best backcountry terrain in the U.S. I told you Ouray, Colorado had a European flair, and nowhere is this so apparent as at OPUS Hut. Sitting at 11,600 feet, this retreat is hidden away in the mountains and can only be reached via cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Exclusivity at its best! Once you finish your 3.5 miles ski or hike to arrive at OPUS Hut, you’ll be rewarded with mouth-watering, home-cooked meals, a steamy sauna, and a comfy bed. Need a nightcap? There’s a bar too. Then, get up early and hit the powder while it’s fresh!

LilliSmith 5 years ago

OPUS Hut Articles

  • Ouray, Colorado: A Taste of Switzerland in America

    Looking to get a taste of Europe this winter but not sure you have the time (or the budget) to make it across the pond? Check out Ouray, Colorado: a small-town gem that’s affectionately known as the “Switzerland of America”. As a sought-after destination for over 100 years, Ouray, Colorado is a beautifully underrated US […]