Ode to Yurts

There's something extra special about a yurt. It feels a little like camping—in that you have to go outside to pee and you're cooking your dinner over a propane stove. But it's way more plush. Bunkbeds, real mattresses, wood-burning stoves. A solid roof over your head to keep you warm and dry and protected with the wind and rain. Backcountry yurts you can ski to are even better. 

I took this photo above at Bell Lake Yurt, in Montana's Tobacco Root Mountains. It's a magical place and the ski terrain around the yurt offered everything from low-angle trees to 2,000-foot couloirs. 

Anyway. Enough about that. Check out my story on Outside Online of the best yurts and teepees you can stay in