To spend two days in the Silcox Hut is to feel the grip of the high-tech world slip away.
Embedded into the snowy face of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, the hut originally served as the upper station of the “magic mile” chairlift, built in 1939. But in the last few decades, the Silcox has been lovingly elevated to a prized status as one of America’s great ski lodges. Capable of hosting up to 24 people, the Silcox Hut features raw stone floors, looming timberframe walls and remarkably comfortable feather pillow bunkbeds. Oh, and there’s a hot shower too. (more…)