New for 2024 we are renting our backcountry camp for overnight trips in December.  If you’re looking for a beautiful retreat and break from society this is the spot.  With great access straight out of the yurt door, you can Nordic ski, snowshoe, hang out in the sauna, or read a book.  Don’t feel like cooking, we can provide a cook to whip up some first-class backcountry meals!

Located in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, with access to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, our “Buck Creek” camp is an incredible spot.  While the snowpack isn’t often deep enough to backcountry ski, December is a beautiful month to hang out in the Wallowas.  With comfortable and relaxing accommodations this is an excellent spot to hang out with your friends and family.

Please send us an email with the dates you are interested in before booking.

Meeting Time: TBD

Duration: 2 Night minimum

What we provide: 

  • Transportation to and from the hut in our Can-Am UTV
  • Full kitchen in the 20’ Pacific Yurt
  • Sleeping pads, sleeping bags and liners 
  • 20×16’ Wall tent with room to sleep 8-10
  • Hot sauna

What you need to bring:

  • Winter clothes and warm boots
  • Swimsuit and towel for sauna
  • Adult Beverages
  • Food, unless hiring our cook
  • $300 nightly rental (Full group 10 guests)
  • $25/person/day for food and cook
Select persons, options, and pick a date

From: $300.00



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What our clients say about our trips

“The Wallowa Traverse was a life-changing trip for me. A big reason is that I have 100% trust in Victor and Kelly to maximize adventure while constantly assessing risk and keeping us safe. It was truly a transformational experience!”

This traverse was a big step for me and my crew as it relates to winter camping, skiing under the weight of a heavier pack and moving through truly remote wilderness terrain over a period of days.  Victor and Kelly did an amazing job of making this magical wilderness experience accessible for us.  Can’t wait to expand upon our new skills in the winters ahead with Eagle Cap Mountain Guides.

Victor and Kelly organized and guided our April 2021 Editor’s Choice trip for Backpacker Magazine. Their logistics, story-telling entertainment and professionalism exceeded our expectations. A trip with Eagle Cap Mountain Guides is sure to be a seasonal highlight for anyone!

Victor and his wife Kelly were the perfect guides for our four-day trip in the Wallowas. Victor knows these mountains inside and out, and he chose routes each day that maximized fun skiing, beautiful views, and safety. Both Victor and Kelly were quick to offer information about the range and what we would be skiing, and gave our group of five plenty of tips on how to ascend and descend terrain safely. They were also both incredibly fun to ski with, and gave us an incredible bonus by bringing their dogs Luna and Sadie along. I can’t think of a better, more well-rounded guiding experience.

I’m not the world’s strongest skier, but Victor and Kelly made me feel like I was capable of trying any line we came across. Out in the field, they answered any and all of my questions—beyond their superb back-country skills, they were super knowledgeable about the region’s terrain, wildlife, and history. Their support and encouragement left me with a lot of confidence that I’ve brought home with me. Would recommend 10/10! I can’t wait to head back to the Wallowas!

Victor has guided many group dynamics over 8 yrs of my trips to the Wallowas. He’s cool, calm, and most capable. His cliffside manner is impressive both in helping manage the over-stokers’ desire to send and encouraging those that need a little confidence boost. All the while he’s sharing knowledge and epic adventure tales.

I have been on several trips with Victor and what stands out most about his trips is his demeanor and leadership in a mountain setting. He pays exceptional attention to detail and is very attentive to all clients needs and to safety. I have never been in the mountains with anyone more knowledgable. His expeditions are always well planned and you are sure to have an amazing alpine experience with Victor and his team. I could not recommend him more strongly to guide a fun and safe trip.

Victor has an amazing talent for unassumingly putting together huge tours, confidently and safely guiding through complicated terrain.

My wife and I have had the opportunity to join Victor on 2 ski trips in the Wallowas and a climbing adventure on Mt. Goode. Whether it be hero powder skiing, graybird rain skiing, standing on a remote summit, or slogging out endless miles on the trail, our adventures with Victor has always been epic! He is organized and thorough in his trip planning and logistics. He has a high level of fitness, and he’s an incredibly capable skier, snowboarder, and climber. Victor’s professionalism, sense of humor, and character all amount to someone that you want to spend time with both on the mountain and in the hut/camp! We highly recommend Victor as a guide on your next adventure!

We are accepting reservations for overnight and day skiing trips for 2025. Email if you are interested.