WINTER AT COYOTE YURTS
Situated at 8,700’ high in the Smoky Mountains of central Idaho, Coyote Yurt is a terrific destination for intermediate or advanced skiers or snowboarders looking for excellent downhill ski opportunities. There are a great variety of ski slopes surrounding Coyote, from mellow powder bowls to steep corn descents and plentiful north facing burns, making Coyote a favorite among a loyal group of regulars.
Views of the magnificent craggy Boulder Mountains and the pyramids of the Pioneer Mountains greet Coyote guests right outside the front door, making for a truly awesome setting. One of our highest and most remote huts, the approach to Coyote is suited for experienced backcountry skiers with avalanche education. The route is 6 miles long, gaining 1800 ft. in elevation. The route finding can be tricky, so it is best to hire a guide if you are not sure about the route into the hut. A favorite option for Coyote skiers is to hire a snowmobile tow to the base of the final skin track, knocking off 4 miles of road and getting you to the goods quickly. Please call or email us to find out more about this option.
Coyote has 2 yurts that sleep up to 19 people. It has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay including: wood stoves for heat, Goal Zero solar powered lanterns for light and speaker for mp3 players, a three burner propane stove for cooking, all pots, pans, and cookware to produce a feast-including a dutch-oven and a propane grill, all tableware and cutlery, books, magazines, board games, bunks with mattresses, two covered outhouses, and a classic wood fired SAUNA! Guests need to bring only their own sleeping bags, clothes, food and avalanche safety equipment.
The minimum rate of $400/night applies for up to eight guests, $50 for each additional person. Additional kids from six to twelve are $25/night. It is required that at least one member of your group be familiar with the route, access and correct hut operations. If this is your first visit to the Coyote Yurts, we require a Hut Rental Guide ($300) to accompany your party on Day One. The guide will lead your group to the hut and orient you to the facilities and how they function before leaving you to pursue your own personal skiing for the remainder of your stay.
Sun Valley Mountain Huts provides porter ($225), snowmobile/cargo tow ($400-$600) and Hut Rent Guide services to make your life easier. Please visit the Services page for additional details. Would you like a ski guide for the duration of your trip? Learn about our partner guide outfitter here.
know before you go
We’d like you to have a phenomenal experience while staying at our huts! Good preparation before your trip will make the difference between an amazing adventure or an ‘epic’ one. If you choosing not to hire a professional guide you are entirely responsible for yourself and group. Please check out our web-page: How to Prepare for your Hut Trip to assist in the planning process. Additional resources you should use include : Avalanche Forecast: Coyote Yurts and Weather Forecast: Coyote Yurts. Please be sure that everyone in your group reviews the information and links found on this page. Each participant is required to fill out the online release form prior to departure. You can find useful additional resources on our Links Page including weather models, webcams and weather station links.
Let us know if you have any questions and have a great trip!