Tomorrow night, the effort to create Vermont’s own hut-to-hut system will officially begin with a party in Burlington, Vermont.
The Vermont Huts Association is hosting a launch party on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. With the party, the association’s organizers are hoping to attract the help of like-minded people who share a vision for creating a hut system in the Green Mountain state similar to that found in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range.
The nonprofit association was created in August by outdoors enthusiasts Devin Littlefield and RJ Thompson. Vermont Huts currently lists three huts on its website: Bolton Valley’s Bryant Camp, Hadsel Mares Camp in the Northeast Kingdom, and Rupert’s Merck Forest and Farmland Center. But, according to an article on SevenDaysVT.com, Thompson and Littlefield are now scouting 12 potential hut locations between Killington and Stowe, and they need help to raise funds for hut building.
Membership fees are $35 for an individual and $65 for a family. Members will receive discounts on new huts as they come online and early access to reservations through a booking platform when the system officially rolls out next July.