Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut

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14 Berth Maximum Capicity ($15/berth)

Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut rests atop a ridge at 4,250 feet, with a marvelous view of Mount Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens.  The hut is roomy and comfortable, with most of the comforts of home in the backcountry.  The trek to Bruni’s is 4.5 miles of sustained uphill hiking.  This trek can be quite challenging and you should be in good hiking condition.

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Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut rests atop a ridge at 4,250 feet, with a marvelous view of Mount Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens.  Bruni’s is roomy and comfortable, with most of the comforts of home in the backcountry.  The trek to Bruni’s is 4.0 miles of sustained uphill hiking.  This trek can be quite challenging and you should be in good hiking condition.

Bruni’s Hut sleeps up to 14 people.  The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and utensils, and a propane oven and range.  Sleeping pads are provided in the spacious upstairs sleeping area.  The hut is heated with a propane fireplace.

Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut is named for Bruni Wislicenus, whose generous bequest to the Mountaineers Foundation made it possible for us to complete the fundraising needed to replace the original Snow Bowl Hut.  Snow Bowl Hut was originally built in 1992, and burned down in 2008.  The new hut was built with donations from many individual MTTA members and matching challenge grants from the Forest Foundation and the Mountaineers Bruni Fund.

Bruni’s Hut is managed by Connie and Ziggy Zlatkus, and their care and stewardship is reflected everywhere in the hut.  We hope you enjoy your visit, and exercise your own care and stewardship during your stay!

Access/Parking/Facilities: See FAQ.  Located in the South District, accessed via the DNR 1 Road off of Highway 706 in Ashford.

Starting elevation: 2,360′ at lower sno park

Hut elevation:  4,250′

Distance:  About 4.0 miles

Difficulty:  The trek to Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut has 1,900 feet of elevation gain and is a moderate to steep sustained uphill walk.  Most groups take 3 to 4 hours to reach the hut (one-way).

 

Please…

  • Leave the hut cleaner than you found it.
  • Conserve Power! Use only as many lights as you need. We have a limited amount of stored power, and when it is gone, you will have no lights.
  • Conserve Fuel! Please do not run the propane stove any more than is necessary. Propane is expensive, and it’s a long way to deliver!
  • Wipe up water puddles, to help maintain the flooring.
  • Fill the snow buckets and the large water pots for the next party.
  • Sweep the floors.
  • Clean the kitchen, including the stovetop and oven.
  • Carry out all trash.
  • Help keep the walkways and decks shoveled.

Thank you very much!
Hut Managers. Connie and Ziggy Zlatkus