The Yellowstone Expeditions Yurt Camp Dining Room

At the center of Canyon Skier's Camp are the two main Yurts ...

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Our two Yurts, heated by wood burning stoves and lit by 12-volt solar rechargable LED light bulbs, serve as the camp social center, kitchen, and dining area. The Dining Room Yurt serves as the common area for eating and socializing, while our delicious family-style meals are prepared in the Kitchen Yurt. Yurts similar to ours were originally used as portable homes by nomadic Mongolian tribes, who called them "gers" (rhymes with bears). Designed to survive the brutal weather of Mongolia's high plateaus, yurts function exquisitely as a "home" for back-country skiers. (Various articles about yurts appear in several issues of National Geographic.)