30September 2014

Stop for lunch?

It’s always been a special spot. Halfway down a run we call Hump, a little clearing, panoramic views, gets the sun all day, great skiing in every direction.


A great lunch spot ready for an upgrade.


Jeff and Matt milled the wood themselves from trees on our own property, cut the logs and put the whole thing together before packing it for travel.


At the site, it was mostly a stacking game.


A cabin like this in our massive area helps out on a few fronts.

As an emergency shelter, it allows us to store rescue gear in the field, and gives us a shelter if we need to wait out a storm or if someone needs to rest a knee.

But on a day to day basis, it’s a spot to stop, eat some home-made lunches on our home-made deck, and soak up the awesomeness that is being in the mountains.


It doesn’t have wi-fi, plush cushions or running water, but we like to think it captures a simple goodness that appeals to a part of ourselves we all ought to connect with more often.


Once the snow arrives, you step down onto that deck, if you can believe it.

If you were a guest last winter, and skied around Top of the World, you probably saw this little cabin, first stage of building complete.

Now that the cedar shake is up and it’s looking its best, we’ve got a whole start-to-finish photo album to enjoy.

Welcome you to our heli outpost this winter.






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