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Historic Ostrander Ski Hut Not Opening in 2020-21 Winter Season

Ostrander Ski Hut
Written by sierrarecmagazine

Yosemite National Park- November 5, 2020 – The Yosemite conservancy announced on their website that the historic Ostrander Ski hut which is used by Advanced backcountry Advenuteres in the Winter will not open in the 2020-21 winter season becaus eof Covid concerns.

Ostrander Ski Hut will not be operational during the 2020-2021 winter season due to COVID-19. This decision was made with the wellbeing of visitors, hut keepers and the hut in mind, after much careful consideration of creative ways to welcome people safely. We look forward to operating the hut again safely in the future.

Ostrander Ski Hut attracts backcountry skiers and snowboarders looking to ski the steep slopes in the cirque above Ostrander Lake. Along the way, enjoy stunning views, including Half Dome, the Clark Range and the northern part of the park, including Hoffmann, Dana and Conness peaks.

The ski hut is approximately 10 miles from Badger Pass, and all routes require considerable stamina and cross-country skiing experience. It is not recommended for novice skiers.

The hut is typically open from mid-December through end of March.

Historic Ostrander Ski Hut

Nestled on the edge of a glacial cirque, beside stunning, crystal-clear Ostrander Lake (elevation 8,500 feet), Ostrander Ski Hut is a beacon for weary skiers intrepid enough to make the 10-mile trek from Badger Pass Ski Area. This historic building is a charming two-story stone structure beautifully crafted in 1941.

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