THE ULTIMATE BACKCOUNTRY TOURING EXPERIENCE

Remaining 2020 Yurt Trips: Women's Yurt trip March 5-8, 2020

Now booking 2021 Yurt Trips - Contact Us For Details

Pricing

  • 4 Night Yurt Trip - $1,500 per guest plus tax
  • 3 Night Yurt Trip - $1,350 per guest plus tax

Pricing includes round-trip helicopter flights, guide services, catered meals each day and safety equipment.

The yurt must be booked in groups of 4 or 8 with full payment required to reserve; first come, first served; we cannot hold seats without full payment; if only 4 seats are booked then the other 4 are open for another group to book.

Details

Our cozy Barron Yurt is nestled deep in the North Cascades of Washington State just north of Hart's Pass at 6,000 feet surrounded by rugged peaks, diverse terrain, and complete solitude. This location is blessed with abundant annual snowfall. On day one we fly our guests and their gear to the yurt by helicopter, unload and often begin touring right away. We tour out the front door and lap up fresh tracks all day in various zones generally within 20-45 minutes of the yurt. Evenings are spent relaxing, eating delicious meals, and enjoying all of the creature comforts of our ultra comfy yurt. On the final day our guests often find it difficult to leave and return to reality. Escape to the Barron Yurt and discover why this trip sells out so quickly every year!

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Josh Cooley
Yurt sweet yurt
Ultimate backcountry creature comforts

The yurt is 30 feet in diameter with two levels and comfortably accommodates 8 guests and 2 guides. A wood stove with plenty of firewood, filtered-water system, gear drying racks, propane cook stove, well-stocked kitchen, generator-powered propane lights, single and queen size bunks, two futon couches and dining table provide ultimate backcountry creature comforts. Your guides serve up fully-catered, wholesome meals prepared by the Mazama Store (accommodating most dietary needs) - just bring your beverages of choice and kick back in style after shredding powder all day! Downstairs includes an indoor bathroom and toilet plus a gravity shower, and there is an outhouse as well. 

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Josh Cooley
Tamarack Peak
Terrain

The yurt is completely surrounded by excellent ski and splitboard touring terrain with bowls, glades, trees, powder fields and chutes on all aspects including north and west facing. Runs are between 800 and 1,500 vertical feet. Terrain varies from low angle to steep, so there is something for everyone and plenty of safe terrain during all weather and avalanche conditions. The marquee objective is Tamarack Peak directly behind the yurt. Tamarack can be skied on almost all aspects after a 30-minute skin from the front door. Buffalo Pass ridge, on the other side of the valley from Tamarack, offers numerous options on both sides of the ridgeline - this terrain is also a 30-minute skin from the front door. Many more terrain options are available in the vicinity, and our knowledgeable and experienced guides will deliver you to the goods.