The Lake Vernon Snow Survey Cabin is a unique historical cabin set in the remote Yosemite wilderness. It has a long history of providing important shelter for crews on search and rescue missions, and is also an outpost for scientists collecting data on yearly snowfall that informs water management strategies across California. Park rangers also use this cabin when patrolling this area – ensuring hikers and resources are safe.

Deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, Lake Vernon Snow Survey Cabin, a historic example of a 1940’s log construction, would have continued its deterioration if not for the much-needed restoration funded by Conservancy donors. This restoration allowed a vital resource and piece of Yosemite history to be saved.

Yosemite Conservancy donors funded essential repairs that preserved its historic character and prevented further deterioration.

Alice Tenscher-Dunbar

Longtime visitor to Ostrander Ski Hut

Project Notes

Much of life happens here, young and old come together, new friendships are kindled, and history and traditions are made. Ostrander Ski Hut is a backcountry treasure that deserves our support and protection.