Let the snowcat do the work of hauling you and your gear so you have fresh legs for your ski tour. Our snowcat has a heated passenger cabin which comfortably seats 8. The snowcat is equipped with ski racks on the back and gear storage inside. We include 5-gallons of drinking water for your use at the yurt. When Virginia Lakes Road is closed for the season we will meet you at Conway Summit and take care of the rest.
Founded in 2012, High Sierra Snowcat and Yurt lodging is located on the northern end of the famous Eastern Sierra in the Virginia Lakes region, a world class backcountry skiing destination. We manage two yurts in this region.
The Virginia Lakes Yurt
Virgina Lakes Yurt is an 8 person 24’ insulated structure built by Pacific Yurt Company. The yurt is outfitted with bunks, pellet stove, cook stove, nearby outhouse, and other amenities.
The Dunderberg Yurt
Slightly more rustic and remote, yet closer to the goods, the Dunderberg Yurt is a 6 person 18’ insulated structure built by Weather Port. The yurt is positioned in prime ski terrain with safety and comfort in mind. Easy access to the North and North east side of Dunderberg / Kavanaugh Ridge.
High Sierra Snowcat skiing and yurt lodging is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada on the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. Dunderberg Peak is located on the south end of Kavanaugh Ridge, north of Virginia Lakes, south of Green Creek, sandwiched between the Hoover Wilderness and Bodie BLM land. Located 120 miles South of Reno and 41 miles North of Mammoth Lakes, just 8 miles from Hwy 395, and Conway Summit, the Peak offers world class skiing with unparalleled views from 12,374 feet.
Book now using our online system. There are two options for each yurt: (1) Book a yurt with or without snowcat transportation; or (2) Book a Private Trip, which includes prepared meals by the yurt host, two-way snowcat transportation, and more. No ski guiding.
Virginia Lakes Yurt & Snowcat
Do it yourself. Book a few bunks for or book the whole yurt for a discounted rate. One-way snowcat transport to the yurt is $320 for your whole group.
Virginia Lakes Private Trip
The full package. Book the entire yurt for your group (8 max.), snowcat transportation to/from the yurt, and yurt host provides hot breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner.
Dunderberg Yurt & Snowcat
Books all 6 bunks at the Dunderberg Yurt (no partial booking) with snowcat transportation. 2 night minimum.
Dunderberg Private Trip
The full package. Books the entire yurt for your group (6 max.), snowcat transportation to/from the yurt, and yurt host provides hot breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner. 3 day minimum.