Ben Eiseman Hut
Submitted By: Dobish on January 20, 2010
Views: 2150 page views
There are a couple of different lines down Marjorie Bowl, but the main line follows the ridge line down the fall line. The top part of this descent is very steep and often directly under a cornice. Proper terrain management is a must. You want to make sure that you have seen the route and you know that the line goes through. The main lines to skiers left are most often filled in, whereas there are alternate routes to skiers right that do not always get filled in. The apron of the descent pans out and often the snow will change at the exit where it opens up. Because these are north facing couliors, they are often shaded and the snow is firmer. There are no trees to hold the snow, so be prepared for variable conditions.[more]
This is a hut just north of Vail, about 7 miles. The hut sleeps 18, and is wonderful on the inside. The ski terrain is spectacular right out of the front door, and you can do anything from 450' to 1200' descents
How to Get There
There are two ways by which to access the hut, Red Sandstone Road, or the Spraddle Creek Trail. The road is accessible to snowmobiles, whereas the trail is a hiking trail. The road is 8 miles versus the 6 mile trail with great scenery.