Bradley Hut

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

Start Exploring
Bradley Hut


  • The Bradley backcountry ski hut makes a great destination to further get into the backcountry terrain of the northern Sierra. - Bradley Hut
  • The A-frame hut is furnished with benches, a woodstove for heat, and is laid out with a common area for its guests. - Bradley Hut
  • The downtstairs is a common area with streamlined furnishings.- Bradley Hut
  • A minimal kitchen is stocked with basic cookware and dishes.- Bradley Hut
  • Lower floor of the Bradley backcountry ski hut.- Bradley Hut
  • A small game chest has several board games for visitors.- Bradley Hut
  • The Sierra Club supplies cut wood for guests to heat the cabin with.- Bradley Hut
  • The sleeping area is upstairs and is a large flat floor with room for up to about 15.- Bradley Hut
  • The hut is heated by a wood stove.- Bradley Hut
  • Maps, notes on the history of the hut, a bulletin board and a guest book hang on the walls.- Bradley Hut
  • The bathroom is an outhouse set about 40 feet away from the main cabin. In times of heavy snow, climbing a ladder to use the upstairs room is necessary.- Bradley Hut
  • Meadows and ski bowls make up some of the backcountry terrain surrounding the hut.- Bradley Hut
Overview + Weather
Beautiful location. Can accommodate large groups. Provides access to nearby backcountry.
Accessing it is a serious uphill trek!
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Rarely full
Pets allowed: 
Reservation email: 
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
Year round: 
Open from: 
October 15 to May 15
Parking Pass: 
Price per night: 
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:


Reservation Information

Reservation phone number: 
1 (530) 426-3632
Reservation email: 
Property Description

Property Description

Pro Contributor

The Bradley Hut is one of the Sierra Club's network of backcountry huts located throughout the northern Sierra. The hut is minimal and set to provide adventurers with a great overnight spot to break up a ski or snowshoe trek, or a base from which to explore the area's backcountry terrain and ski bowls.

The two story A-frame building has a central wood stove and provided wood for heat along with a couple of bench-style tables, a streamlined kitchen area, a few lights run on solar energy, and a large flat upstairs floor capable of sleeping around a dozen people. 

Reservations are required and can be made only by calling the Clair Tappaan Lodge and advance at 530.426.3632, along with submitting a payment for $20 per person per night. The lodge offers reservations up to capacity, so there's a good possiblity you'll find yourself sharing the space with others.

The bathroom is a two story outhouse located about 40 feet away from the main cabin. The cabin is also stocked with a few board games and some cookware and dishes left by previous visitors. 

Access is from the 5-mile long Pole Creek Ski and Snowshoe Trail, which requires about 1,600 feet in climbing to reach, making it one of the harder of the backcountry huts to access, which may work in your favor as far as seeing fewer other visitors throughout the season. 

The hut is open for overnight visitors typically from October until May, depending on snow conditions.

A meadow and access to several smaller ski bowls sit immediatley north of the Bradley Hut, while more advanced backcountry skiing on Silver Peak and the Granite Chief Wilderness are also in the accessible vicinity.


Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(24 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(114 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
8 Members
Who's Done It
2 Members
Submission by
Pro Contributor
413 Adventures Explored
413 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info