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Those of us who have skied the White Butte Trails during the past couple of years will have noticed and likely used a large attractive new trailhead shelter with modern conveniences such as electricity.

But there is another ski shelter at White Butte, much older and smaller, located at junction 9 near the southwest corner of the trail system. It is the old trailhead shelter. It continues to serve as a ski or hike destination for families, friends and school groups, a warm up venue for biathlon race volunteers, and other uses. It’s story goes all the way back to 1991. Since then, it has been a well-used, important, and much travelled feature of the trails, kept attractive and functional by hundreds if not thousands of hours of volunteer labour.

Read all about its history in Story of the Old Hut by Ron Blechinger.

(The photo above is from Trail Cleanup Day in 2005)

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