You might check with Sugarbowl management if they still disallow people to ride their lifts and venture south into the backcountry. From the top of Mt. Lincoln it's about 4 miles to Benson Hut, all up-and-down ridge, great for snowshoes, mostly, better with skis. That is the highest of the SC huts, with a fantastic stay possible. You'll see the high mountain sunrise and sunset, both from walking a few feet out the door, then you can get as toasty warm as you wish, they chop the wood and bring it up there. Great to also have a jacuzzi, maybe one day hydro powered or even solar powered. But then that would be undercutting the main SC lodge in Norden.
We had some interesting overnights there, once with a major storm blowing in. The leader refused to take the escape route (down out of the wind and off the ridge), so we followed by SC order and were led into I'd say 66+ mph winds. Almost zero visibility. I was well prepared, so stuck back with a skier dressed in jeans (cotton) and only a wool sweater. Her wet glasses blurred her vision, so she couldn't see what was ahead of her. I held back as long as I could, and figured that maybe in the clouds, she might have passed by. I went ahead to find the rest of the group, and that we then had a lost skier. The leader waited, cursing, and then figured to head back to find her. Luckily for us, she kept going ahead, and at the time she was found, figured that she had been abandoned and was on her own (as some MLC SC trips become). Another such set of poor leading and we finally arrived to Squaw Valley, with a skier going over a ten foot cliff, and no guidance for many, at all. At one point I was urged to go ahead, the wrong way! I know my way in the mountains, locally, but if I was really a fool as they seem to take me, I'd surely been dead or a news item.
Well, that was the end to that and those trips, although in other times, it's a nice fair weather ski. Other skiers have perished up there. A major problem is finding the hut. They'll ask you whether you know the way, no bluffing (as the MLC SC), because if you don't locate it properly, you'll be dead in a bad weather situation. Unless you are trained in building snow shelters. Similar with the other SC huts. They don't advertise them, and they usually are hidden somewhat (in the trees) to not detract from the scenery. Usually there are no signs to tell you where they are.
Navigation is a serious business in the snowy winter, and by what they'll do, a whole group of skiers will be led astray, and some may not survive. One leader deliberately did that regularly as a test, by him, so if you brought only lightweight gear, you learn winter survival the hard way. With the mentally debilitated people that run the scene now, except for PLBs and GPS, you'd easily have the worst Sierra disasters ever.