The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming! It was so nice to be offered a smile and a hot drink after skiing up in the cold.
Guest Stories & Reviews
Stratton Brook Hut
It was a great trip with awesome scenery although it was cloudy throughout the trip. The conditions were superb and the trails were easy to follow. The food was fantastic as well with the service impeccable. The only misgiving I have would be at the Stratton Brook hut, the bunkhouses were rather cold and a little uncomfortable if you didn't have the proper sleeping gear. Luckily I did.
Our stay was great and the staff were very accomodating in changing up living arrangements to make everyone more comfortable. Drying rooms were awesome and reading rooms should be configured to have fire!! Too late now I suppose. Food/meals ranked below AMC huts in terms of abundance,variety, and availibility. Pumpkin pasta was d-lish. Kudos to the vegetarian/vegan cooks.
Consider Weather Updates
Hi--Spent 2 nights/3 days experiencing great snow at Stratton Brook and Poplar. The crew was great at SB; especially the food. Amazing views and great ski down Newton's Revenge. Poplar crew was great as well--you know the situation with the showers--the Poplar team helped me find one that at least delivered lukewarm water. My one piece of advice would be for the crew to give weather updates at breakfast, especially since we don't have Internet connections. When I left to ski from Poplar to SB trailhead it was in the low twenties and cloudy. Then the wind picked up drastically, the clouds cleared out, and the temps plummeted. I ended up scrambling on the trail to add layers and fight off cold. When I got to my car it registered 4 degrees and I'm sure it was colder up on the ridges, with 30 mph gusts. I completely understand that we are responsible for ourselves on the trails, but an updated weather report from the crew would have helped, esp for anyone who might have been unprepared for the day's dramatic change Best--Bill
I spent the night at the Flagstaff Hut. The staff was so friendly and fun, and the food was terrific. I slept like a baby! Lani Cochrane was especially wonderful as my cross-country ski guide. I will recommend this experience to everyone I know!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Huts. We were met by staff and volunteers at both huts and treated well. We were warm and the food was spectacular. The trails offered a nice variety of hills and turns, no long distances of tedious flat. I loved that the snowmobile used a different trail. I will definitely join to support a great organization and visit again.