TOWN CITY DREAM
For over a century, backcountry huts in the Alps have sheltered mountaineers and skiers in some of the world’s most rugged, dramatic, and scenic mountain terrain. And they served good wine and coffee along the way. Hundreds of these mountain refuges — some rustic and self-catered, some luxurious and run by hut wardens — allow skiers to easily access world-class descents before breakfast or complete multi-day ski tours, traverses, and other itineraries. By offering warm beds and meals, the alpine huts enable skiers to travel with minimal supplies. Sure, backcountry huts exist on different continents, but the European hut model was the first and remains the best. Here are a handful of Alp-huts worth putting on your list.