Warming Hut & Cabin Project

We have heard from a number of long-term friends of CHNSA that an enhanced facility at the parking lot would be help to create a cozier and more welcoming scene for skiers. Hard to argue this point! The existing 10’ x 14’ warming hut was constructed primarily with donated materials and time, and the post and beam frame was prepared by (   ), a talented builder from Shelburne. We’d like to duplicate this experience by tackling a similarly constructed, 16’ x 20’ post and beam addition to the existing hut.

You may have noticed this past winter, two shelters located along Stagecoach Road and available for booking through the VT Huts Association. CHNSA has proposed to the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks, & Recreation (FPR), a hut or yurt, to be located in the sheltered area at the base of the “mini headwall” on the Lion’s Ridge Trail. This is a beautiful spot just inside the Camel's Hump State Park boundary that offers spectacular, close-up views of the Hump. We are waiting for approval of the new long-term management plan for the Camel’s Hump State Park to see if this concept will be endorsed by FPR.