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  • Let's see your backcountry ski hut/cabin/shack/camp

    Does anyone have or have access to a remote backcountry cabin/shack/camp/shelter? If so, let's see them! I'm not talking about fancy-pants resort or public dwellings or well known public ski huts. I'm talking about private, remote lairs (legal or otherwise) that serve as basic shelter for skiing or any other wilderness adventure.

    We live pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and around here, the locals have 'camps.' Ours is 12x16 single room, uninsulated camp with an old Jotul 602 wood stove for heat and cooking. The cabin is lit with kerosene lamps. We've got bunks that sleep 4. There's a spring that never freezes just below the cabin, providing clean water and brook trout. Winter access is by ski/snowmobile only. We average over 300 inches of snow/year and there are great views of Lake Superior. It's near the Huron mountains on some very remote property.

    Up until 7 years ago, this place was rotting into the ground. We put on a new roof, new jack pine floors, poplar wall boards, new (used) door/windows, and gave it new footings. Being in the mid-west, XCD is the main mode of skiing, but there's some pretty good vertical and steep slopes that we hit, plus lots of terrain nearby that's yet to be explored on skis.

    Mid-season 2013
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    Early this year/wind from the south
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    Late night/late season this year
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  • #2
    I'm jealous, that looks great.

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    • #3
      Cool.

      But aren't you breaking the first rule of cabin/shack/camp club?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aqua toque View Post
        Cool.

        But aren't you breaking the first rule of cabin/shack/camp club?
        I thought the rule was that you can't tell anyone how to get to it.

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        • #5
          Ha! You tipped us off when you let it slip that there are great views of Lake Superior.

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          • #6
            Not my pic, but I skied into this one last winter...

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            It was built by a local ski club years ago and can be rented by the night. Good skiing nearby that is usually accessed by a longish slog so having a fire and sleeping a few miles in is nice.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by aqua toque View Post
              Ha! You tipped us off when you let it slip that there are great views of Lake Superior.
              Ha!Ha! and that the wind was blowing from the south in one of the photos...let the sleuthing begin...

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              • #8
                Here's one that fits the "shack" requirement of the thread.

                However, don't be fooled by the headwear and ski clothes of the person in the photo, this facility
                is actually owned and operated by the government of a G7 nation (the name starts with C).

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                It is located in their flagship national park (the name starts with B).

                And as if I haven't already revealed too much...

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                • #9
                  ....Gut Deer?
                  "Nobody ever got my name right." - Me

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                  • #10
                    Not mine, but I do manage it.

                    http://www.backcountrytalk.earnyourt...highlight=yurt

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                    • #11
                      I have two cabins in the woods. Thompson Pass Mt Chalet and the Pentagon at the base of Thompson Pass. Built by owner. For Sale if interested. Buy a shovel first.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Greg View Post
                        Nice!

                        Originally posted by Valdez Telehead View Post
                        I have two cabins in the woods. Thompson Pass Mt Chalet and the Pentagon at the base of Thompson Pass. Built by owner. For Sale if interested. Buy a shovel first.

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                        Your chalet is super sweet. I'm interested! But my bank acct isn't.

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                        • #13
                          Nobody has a van down by the river?
                          "Nobody ever got my name right." - Me

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by riser3 View Post
                            Nobody has a van down by the river?
                            Those went out of fashion at the demise of the government cheese program....
                            DJLMWHWYG

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by riser3 View Post
                              Nobody has a van down by the river?
                              "Now you boys do like I tell ya, and you won't wind up... LIVIN' IN A VAN, DOWN BY THE RIVER!" Click image for larger version

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