A WeatherPort Warming Hut: An Outdoor Winter Refuge
Adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts need not resign to an indoor lifestyle just because the weather takes a chilly turn. When freezing temperatures hit, it’s time to take advantage of seasonal outdoor activities, with the proper protective measures, and a WeatherPort warming hut, of course.
Whether you are hitting the slopes with a group of friends or participating in winter sporting events such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, or a competition like the Winter X Games, a warm, sheltered space is a necessity for daylong winter activities. Ensuring participants, organizational staff, and spectators remain comfortable and shielded from the elements is crucial for enjoying the outdoors during winter. Especially in remote locations where the convenience of a ski lodge serving hot meals and tasty drinks that warm the soul, is not available. In such circumstances, accessibility to a portable temperature-controlled refuge that can be setup in a matter of minutes, becomes vital for safety and survival.
WeatherPort is the world’s leading provider of such fabric building systems. Capable of being setup in a matter of minutes, a WeatherPort warming hut offers cross country skiers, backcountry snowboarders, snowshoe enthusiasts, and sled dog racing (mushing) teams exposed to winter conditions for extended periods of time an unmatched level of safety and durability. Each fabric structure from WeatherPort is engineered to withstand specific wind and snow loads. Gain peace of mind knowing when Mother Nature gets nasty and sends freezing low temperatures, snow, sleet, graupel, or hail your way, you’ll be kept safe in a WeatherPort warming hut.
If you are a winter sports event organizer, a ski resort owner, ski resort operation director, or a resort manager wishing to better accommodate guests while on the slopes, WeatherPort warming huts are a worthwhile investment in safety and comfort. WeatherPort warming huts can be setup and left year-round, or quickly taken down and stored for next winter.
For more information about a WeatherPort warming hut, or to design a warming hut, request a consultation below with a friendly WeatherPort building specialist by calling us at (970)-399-5909, or by clicking the button below and submitting an online inquiry.
Why a Fabric Structure Makes the Ideal Warming Hut
A WeatherPort warming hut offers a multitude of perks and benefits for anyone who plans on spending any amount of time outdoors in winter weather. Our fabric structures perform exceptionally well in all types of weather, especially extreme conditions including temperatures as low as negative 80 degrees Fahrenheit! No other fabric building system is engineered to withstand such punishing conditions.
By design, every WeatherPort fabric building offers an unrivaled degree of portability compared to more conventional building construction, like wood, brick-and-mortar, or metal buildings. Our buildings employ a high strength framing system made of aircraft-grade aluminum or galvanized steel. WeatherPort frame systems are unique, and can be ordered with an optional powder coating for highly corrosive environments or to improve the interior aesthetics. The tensioned membrane is made of a proprietary high tenacity plastic that is UV stabilized (not coated), rot, mold and mildew resistance, and exceeds California Code of Regulations (CCR) for membrane structures. WeatherPort fabric buildings have a minimum foundation requirement, reducing the pre-site construction costs if being setup permanently, and can be anchored to any ground type to ensure safety.
Customization options with a WeatherPort warming hut are virtually endless. Not only do you have a large selection of building models to choose from, the ability to customize the width, height and length, but can choose from a myriad of other options including insulation (capable of meeting any R-value), heating or cooling systems, including HVAC, stoves, and heaters, ventilation, flooring systems, lighting and electrical systems, windows, and doors of all types and sizes. What better cure exists when you’re chilled to the bone, than enjoying a hot meal with a big cup of hot chocolate, in a temperature-controlled warming hut from WeatherPort?
And not to be forgotten, work with a friendly WeatherPort building specialist to complete the custom design process by selecting your desired color scheme. Our tensioned fabric is available in many colors. Choose from bright orange, to create a structure that is easily identifiable from a distance or easy to find when blizzard conditions prevail. Or choose a color combination and pattern that matches your existing resort infrastructure, or blends in with nature. Want to create a truly unique warming hut design? No problem, WeatherPort has in-house printing capability to include logos for band identity, designs, or artwork.
Using Your WeatherPort Warming Hut
Let’s get down to business. When selecting your desired WeatherPort model, customizing the features, and choosing colors, you’ll want to consider how your WeatherPort warming hut will be used. Will this be used for personal excursions for you and your family of four backcountry skiing enthusiasts? Or will you need a series of warming huts for each run at your ski resort? Or warming huts pre-positioned at the base of an exclusive heli-skiing adventure? Be sure to discuss these options with your friendly WeatherPort building specialist.
The uses for a warming hut are endless. The versatility and adaptability of our warming huts is a testament by thousands of customers around the world that have chosen to invest in a WeatherPort warming hut for the following applications:
- Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing
- Ski Racing, Cross Country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, and Other Skiing Events
- Heli Skiing
- Recreational Snowboarding or Professional Snowboarding Events
- Winter Sports Events like the Winter X Games
- Snow Marathons
- Ski Resorts and Ski Lodges
- Luxury Mountain Resorts or Slopeside Lodging
- Outdoor Ice Skating
- Ice Fishing
- Sled Dog Racing (Mushing)
- Recreational Snowmobiling or Snowmobile Racing
- Winter Camps
- Outdoor Work Sites
- Outdoor Events and Winter Festivals
Consider starting the warming hut design process by perusing the WeatherPort building models most commonly used below:
If your primary concern is shelter from cold temperatures, snow and wind, consider a heavy-duty fabric canopy from WeatherPort! Customizable add-ons include side curtains for added privacy and protection from the elements. Our canopy lineup features several sizes, so whether you need to accommodate a few people or a large group, you’re sure to find the right canopy from WeatherPort!
For larger outdoor events, ski resorts, or groups requiring a warming hut, the Jubilee offers an unmatched level of durability. Like our canopies, the Jubilee Series can be customized with an assortment of end panel options, including windows and doors, as well as side curtains to escape the harsh winter conditions.
The SQ Series from WeatherPort is an engineered fabric structure based on the Quonset hut principle. Small to large groups of outdoor enthusiasts needing a space protected from the winter conditions will find the SQ Series a perfect blend of form and function. The SQ Series structures are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, and are a highly portable alternative to traditional metal buildings.
Get the most out of your WeatherPort warming hut by choosing a GB Series engineered structure. The straight wall design of our gable-style buildings maximizes interior space, so you’ll have more room for guests and gear to get out of the cold! Up to 20’ wide, and to any height or length, you’ll be able to customize a GB Series warming hut to meet your exact needs!
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When winter weather conditions turn for the worse, make sure you have a safe and reliable structure to seek refuge and warm-up. WeatherPort has been engineering warming huts for winter sports event organizers, ski resort owners, ski resort operation directors, and resort managers for more than 50 years. Our proven fabric building designs have been field tested by thousands of customers around the world, and in some of the most extreme and remote locations. Rely on our experience to design your warming hut by contacting us or requesting a consultation today!