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Peter Grubb Ski Hut

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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  • Peter Grubb Ski Hut.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Peter Grubb Ski Hut.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Peter Grubb Ski Hut.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • The main room is stocked with firewood for the wood-burning stoves, courtesy of the Sierra Club.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • The hut's east annex.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • The hut's east annex.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • The kitchen area is located inside the main room. Potable water is not provided at the hut, so visitors must melt snow or bring water in the winter.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • The upstairs sleeping loft.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Constructed from 1938 to 1939, the hut was made using local Sierra granite.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Two outhouses are located 75 feet from the hut.- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Round Valley seen from Castle Peak. The hut sits on the southern edge of Round Valley just inside the trees (left in the picture).- Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Looking east at Castle Peak (9,103') from near Peter Grubb Hut in Round Valley. - Peter Grubb Ski Hut
  • Looking north to Basin Peak (9,017') from Round Valley near Peter Grubb Hut. - Peter Grubb Ski Hut
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Surrrounded by fantastic ski terrain. Easy trail access.
Cons: 
Popular and crowded on winter weekends and holidays.
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Region:
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Open Dates: 
Year Round
Outhouse only: 
Yes
Dogs allowed inside: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Snow (1–3 in.) throughout the day.
38°F
27°

Fri

Snow (1–2 in.) until evening.
35°F
25°

Sat

Clear throughout the day.
43°F
29°

Sun

Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
53°F
35°

Mon

Partly cloudy overnight.
55°F
38°

Tue

Partly cloudy in the morning.
64°F
47°

Wed

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
64°F
48°

Details

Linens provided: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Sierra Club
Reservation phone #: 
800-679-6775
Address: 
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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Located on the southern edge of Round Valley below Basin and Castle peaks, the Sierra Club’s Peter Grubb Hut occupies an ideal winter playground. Those staying at the hut have spectacular skiable terrain off of the Castle-Basin ridge at their fingertips, an area known for offering a diversity of descent options from intermediate glades to expert couloirs and chutes.

Built from 1938 to 1939 as a memorial to Peter Grubb, who passed away while biking in Europe, the hut is one of four that are managed by the Sierra Club in the Tahoe area. The most accessible of the four huts, access to Peter Grubb Hut is via a 2.5-mile low angle section of the Pacific Crest Trail that rises 800 feet to Castle Pass and the drops slightly to Round Valley. The easy access makes the hut popular with cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and backountry skiers alike.

The hut’s main room has a wood stove and kitchen area, and firewood is supplied by the Sierra Club. The kitchen has propane burners, plates, and kitchenware, but no potable water. Water must be melted from snow or brought in. An east annex room also has a wood stove and is a preferred sleeping quarters for some small parties. The main sleeping area is located upstairs in a 15-person loft. Two outhouses are located a short walk behind the hut.

The hut is open for reservations year-round, but it is frequently crowded during winter weekends and holidays. Reservations are required through calling the Sierra Club’s Claire Tappaan Lodge reservation line, 1.800.679.6775.

Parking for the hut is off of I-80 at the Castle Peak/Boreal Ridge exit in the Donner Pass Sno-Park.

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