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Denver's historic houses ask you in.

Donner Spitz Hutte, Box 8; 426-9108. Bela and Mimi Vadasz converted a former highway maintenance station on the brink of Donner Pass into this "bunk & breakfast." It's also headquarters for Alpine Skills International, their mountaineering school and guide service.

Guests here tend to be telemarkers and backcountry skiers who eschew groomed trails. Mapped routes behind the lodge lead to the summits of Mount Judah and Mount Lincoln, or north to a string of lakes. ASI offers telemark lessons at nearby Donner Ski Ranch, and operates a shop that rents nordic equipment.

The lodge has a cozy living room with fireplace, and a dining area where guests congregate for family-style breakfasts and dinners. Bunks are grouped in rooms that sleep six to eight; some private rooms with double beds (one has a remarkable view of Donner Lake) are available. Bunk and breakfast go for $19 a night, private rooms with breakfast $60. Dinners cost $11 more per person.
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Date:Dec 1, 1991
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