Ostrander Ski Hut - Yosemite National Park CA
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Ostrander Ski Hut in 1941. The ski hut is a two-story stone structure, in the classic National Park rustic style. It was built for cross-country skiers, meant to be part of a larger system of winter trails and huts along the Sierra Crest that never were developed.
The hut sits in a small glacial cirque at the edge of Ostrander Lake. Very basic overnight accommodations and cooking facilities are available at the hut. It sleeps 25 people and has bunks, mattresses, wood stove, a kitchen with a gas stove for cooking and assorted pots and pans available for the visitor’s use. Drinking and wash water are hauled from the lake in buckets; treatment is the individual visitor’s responsibility. Light is from solar powered lights.
The ski hut is still intact and pretty much in its original condition. It has been placed on the National Trust registry of historic places.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on December 27, 2014.
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