Hut Trip: Benedict Hut

Benedict Hut is really two separate huts: Fritz (sleeps 10) and Fabi (sleeps 6) perched high on Smuggler Mountain above Aspen. We had a group of 8 (4 skiers, 4 snowshoers) that occupied Fritz for two nights. While at the hut, we enjoyed fantastic gourmet cuisine (I've never used the phrase "plating techniques" in the backcountry before), an exciting luge track, a few turns of backcountry skiing, and the enjoyment of each others' company.