Summit Huts Association

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You can reach us at:

Summit Huts Association   
524 Wellington Rd.   P.O. Box 2830   
Breckenridge, CO  80424

Office hours vary, please call or email before stopping by to be sure someone will be in. 
Updates and Upcoming Events
Summit Huts Association operates four backcountry cabins in Summit County, Colorado: Francie's Cabin, Janet's Cabin, Section House, and Ken's Cabin. This is the place to learn more about Summit Huts - the cabins and the organization. 

Partner Organizations & Event Supporters

Quick Links

How to Plan a Hut Trip
Amenities at the Huts
Francie's Cabin
Janet's Cabin
Ken's Cabin
Section House
Summit County Avalanche Information


Winter 2015/2016 Dates
All huts open Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Section House & Ken's Cabin close April 30
Janet's Cabin & Francie's Cabin close May 14

Summer 2016 Dates
Francie's Cabin July 1 - September 30
Janet's Cabin July 15 - September 5
Volunteers ready the old log splitter to be flown out. SHA photo
Theme of the weekend - volunteers and a big pile of logs! SHA photo
Volunteers taking a refueling break at the hut while the helicopter does the same at Copper Mountain. SHA photo
Trans Aero Helicopter. SHA photo
Colorado Trail through the Guller drainage. SHA photo
Helicopter shuttleing nets of wood from behind hut to front for processing. Andrew Woods photo
Janet's Cabin Woodstove & Interior. Andrew Woods photo
Janet's Cabin Kitchen. Andrew Woods photo
Volunteers hiking out along the Colorado Trail. Andrew Woods photo
Made it! Volunteers at Copper Mountain on the way home. Andrew Woods photo
Janet's Cabin Heli Day Photo & Video Gallery

Read the Summer 2015 newsletter here

Please note that all huts must be reserved in advance either by calling (970)925-5775 or booking online. There is no permanent staff at the huts and each group must have a confirmation letter with the hut combination in order to gain access. Hut guests may encounter maintenance staff and/or volunteers occupying the hutmaster quarters at Janet's Cabin, Francie's Cabin or The Section House.

Member Appreciation Nights
Mountain Outfitters - November 19
Wilderness Sports - December 4

Join us after work on November 19 and December 4 for two great nights of savings! Enjoy light refreshments, socializing, shopping, or just checking out the latest backcountry gear and clothing. You'll find a great selection of top brands, no matter what your preferred snowy winter recreation is. All Summit Huts members (new, renewing, and existing) will receive a 20% discount* off of their purchase. Memberships start at just $25, think of the savings!

Mountain Outfitters - 112 South Ridge Street, Breckenridge, CO 

Wilderness Sports - 701 E Anemone Trail, Dillon, CO

*The not-so-fine print: discount cannot be combined with any other offers and is limited to one item per membership; no special orders, item must be in stock.  

No Motorized Hut Access
All huts are open for the 2015/2016 winter season! With the closing of Boreas Pass Road to snowmobiles effective this season, the closure of the area around Francie's Cabin a few years back with the implementation of the White River National Forest Travel Management Plan, and the longstanding closures surrounding Janet's Cabin, all Summit Huts are now accessed by non-motorized means only during the winter season.