Historic Boulder Hut, backcountry skiing and snowboarding

Added by Powder Matt Mosteller

Historic cabin high in the powder filled Purcell Mountains of British Columbia beckons backcountry skiers and snowboarders for a week of pure bliss.

The Danish word 'hygge' does not have an English equivalent, but can loosely be translated as "coziness."

We are deep in the heart of what so far has been a storm-filled, colder than usual, winter. No better way to enjoy the cold season than a hut trip with friends. The recipe we were seeking called for a large family style wooden table, tons of shared stories, historic hand built log cabin, hearty meals, wood fire snuggles, and backcountry powder turns. Boulder Hut Adventures, is the perfect place to escape your everyday pace, taking pleasure from simple, gentle and soothing times. 

The adventure begins with a jaw dropping flight to the cabin from Kimberley, British Columbia, a mountain community, nestled in a forested valley, framed in by the Purcell Mountains and the Canadian Rockies. 

Pioneering turns. While the historic cabin provides warm and comfy shelter, it is the morning ritual of coffee chats with the group to choose our ski touring mission for the day. The jagged spines of the Purcell Mountains, create the perfect snow mitt, providing you, with a variety of options to explore lower forested slopes in nasty weather, or when it is bluebird the alpine is calling, offering a limitless array of bowls, ridges and chutes to descend. 

While others set out for a peak objective, skinning to the top of Mt. Levesque, we chose to skin into the bowl below the peak, skirt to the East, and descend into forest glades, with lines of powder pillows back to the cabin. Repeat or pick one of the other five bowls that you can access right from the cabin door. For evening activities, break out the headlamps, snowshoe in the ancient forest, and don't forget to snap some time-lapse shots. 

From first timers, as they offer a guided option as well,  to expert, there is terrain here for all abilities and interest, but the real draw, immersing yourself back into a historic time, and coziness with friends. 

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A great experience

I've been to Boulder Hut 3 times. Always had great snow quality, skiing and excellent company. It's a spectacular remote setting. The owners, Mark and Sarah Yancey, really make you feel at home. www.boulderhutadventures.com

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