Lake Tahoe’s Hideout Lodge Opens With Heli-Assisted Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Backcountry Adventures, & A Remote Location

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The Remote Lodge. Image: Hideout Lodge

Lake Tahoe’s Hideout Lodge will open this winter with Luxury Lodging, Backcountry Heli Skiing & Snowboarding, Backcountry Adventures, and Snowmobiling. This paradise is nestled deep in California’s El Dorado National Forest and is only accessible by foot, snowcat, snowmobile, and helicopter. The lodge received 700″ of snow last season and it’s looking like it could be another epic season for the area.

Buried in snow. Image: Hideout Lodge

Hideout Lodge Press Release:


Kirkwood, CA (October 5, 2017) – Nestled deep in California’s Eldorado National Forest and surrounded
by thousands of acres of snow-covered vertical terrain, the highly-anticipated Hideout Lodge is pleased
to announce its new winter operations for the 2017/18 season, offering the ultimate basecamp for ski
touring, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Just a short drive from San Francisco or Los Angeles or an
even shorter direct helicopter flight from San Francisco and other nearby airports, the Hideout Lodge is
the first backcountry ski lodge of its kind in the United States.

Located 12 miles from Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Hideout Lodge’s backcountry touring and helicopter
assisted services offer a truly unique experience unlike anything offered in the region. By partnering
with Lake Tahoe’s Pacific North Helicopters, Hideout Lodge is equipped to take backcountry tours to the
next level.

“It’s our intention is to redefine what it means to be a premium ski lodge and to offer what we feel is the
perfectly balanced stay. Mainly because it’s custom tailored and doesn’t need to be tied to any
itinerary,” said Bobby Lauterjung, CEO of Hideout Lodge. “We’ve combined luxury lodge amenities with
the guest’s choice of diverse backcountry adventures to expose more people to our authentic mountain
experience. We want to make it easy for people to get deeper into the mountains and with multiple
options for access – whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, or snowmobiler.”

Located in a remote wilderness setting, the luxurious 5,000 sq. ft. lodge can accommodate up to 10
skiers and riders for an exclusive stay while offering endless big mountain adventures. Heli assisted ski
and splitboard tours into the famed Sierra Buttes region are guided by professional mountain guides
certified by the American Mountain Guide Association. Delicious gourmet meals are prepared by an
executive chef using the finest local ingredients. Hideout Lodge also has its own saloon, cedar hot tub
and outdoor barrel sauna, and offers après ski activities such as yoga classes and spa massages.

“Our team has worked relentlessly to deliver California an experience normally only found in British
Columbia or Alaska. We want to allow people options with the ability to tailor everything to their liking.
We’re excited with what we can offer this first season but we’re more excited to grow with the
community and expand our operations in the future. This is only the beginning. I’m particularly proud of
our partnership with Pacific North Helicopters. We share big goals together,” Lauterjung added.

Hideout Lodge offers an elevated take on the classic backcountry ski hut experience while cultivating
something much more refined. With over 700” of snowfall in the 2016/17 season, Hideout Lodge and
the surrounding terrain annually receives some of the most snowfall in the United States, offering the
freshest untracked terrain the West has to offer. Remarkably, this experience has never existed in
California. Until now. To learn more, visit


Photo Tour:

Inside the beautiful living area. Image: Hideout Lodge
A rustic feel in the wilderness. Image: Hideout Lodge
Shredding some deep pow in the backcountry. Image: Hideout Lodge
Sauna in a snowy landscape. Image: Hideout Lodge
Man freeride skier running downhill on sunny Alps slope. Image: Hideout Lodge
Backcountry adventures. Image: Hideout Lodge
A snowmobiling paradise. Image: Hideout Lodge
Deep powder. Image: Hideout Lodge
Lodge Location. Image: Hideout Lodge

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3 thoughts on “Lake Tahoe’s Hideout Lodge Opens With Heli-Assisted Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Backcountry Adventures, & A Remote Location

  1. That helicopter exhaust is melting glaciers as we speak. When there’s no more snow, these guys will be out of business. Shortsighted business planning.

  2. So they transport you to the lodge a half hour south of Lake Tahoe to stay, then heli you all the way to an hour north of the lake to ride terrain out there, then heli you back south again?

    I hope it gives some local guides a great job.

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