THE TEAM was to be six of us from Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, New Zealand, and BC, but because of snow storms in Denver that closed down the airport, we lost one. The remaining five met up in the parking lot at the pass, each with our designated communal food to carry in.
Our first hut was the Wheeler, a 20-minute ski in, which we did in the dark. This set us up for an early start the next day: skiing up the Asulkan drainage to the Asulkan hut, about a 4-hour ski in when the trail is already broken in.
We stayed at the Asulkan for three nights and toured in the high alpine from there. The hut is set up with a stove for heat and cooking and sleeping mattresses for 12. We were super lucky with the snow and the weather; we had both beautiful powder, and a chance to get up high without freezing or being blown away by wind. For hut booking and more info, visit the Alpine Club of Canada.