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Copper Mountain Hut #111 (Copper Hut)
Type: Building_Hut Elevation: 1915 m (6283 ft)
Location:   49.38681,-117.38560     49:23:13, -117:23:08   11U 472016 5470529
(15 km SW of Nelson). (1 km SW of Copper Mountain).


Club maintained cabin, sleeps 6. Wood stove. Fees $10/night.

This cabin was built in 1986 by the KMC and the Ministry of Forests. It is located in a treed basin on the south side of Copper Mountain in the Bonnington Range. It is a small cabin with three bunks (each bunk will accommodate two people). Sleeps 6 people MAXIMUM. Wood stove and outhouse. No foam pads. There is a two burner Coleman white gas stove (bring your own white gas) and lantern, as well as dishes, cutlery, pots, etc. There is a washing up tub with some detergent and bleach. Please pack all the eating utensils back in the tub to keep the critters out. You'll need to bring in a tea towel and some mantels for the lantern (although we did leave a stock of mantels at the hut).

As of November 2007, a reservation and fee ($10 per person per night) is required for Copper Mountain cabin. Reservations can be made on-line at the KMC webpage here.

Access in summer is generally by [a href="/RoadxPg.asp?RoadxId=2198"]Copper Mt FSR. From the fire road at the pass between Copper and Territory Mts, an old 4WD road leads down to the hut. In winter, prepare for a long ski in - the shortest route is up Copper Mt FSR but steep avalanche prone slopes on the east side of Copper Mt must be traversed.
The Copper Mt hut comes complete with a garden gnome

Bulletins
2012.04.20 Robin Tivy - Location and height verified
I verified the location of this hut with my GPS. The position that I measured was 0472020 - 5470526. You can see the cabin on google maps, but not very clearly. I also verified the elevation. My GPS reading was 1910m, whereas the elevation on the record was 1915m. I took both readings standing on the roof at the chimney stack so I'd get good reception. (The hut was covered with snow). See Trip Report
2008.09.29 Sandra McGuinness - Hut now has new Coleman two burner white gas stove
The KMC recently had their annual work party to the Copper Hut and we have now supplied a two burner Coleman white gas stove (bring your own white gas), as well as dishes, cutlery, pots, etc. There is a washing up tub with some detergent and bleach. Please pack all the eating utensils back in the tub to keep the critters out. You'll need to bring in a tea towel and some mantels for the lantern. Can you believe it, but someone stole the four packets of spare mantels I had left at the cabin in June - big haul, must be worth oh, $8.00.
2008.03.21 David Campbell - Wood supply in good shape
There is still a decent supply of wood at the hut. Definite rodent signs in the hut, but we didn't see or hear any.

Trip Reports
49 2012.04.16 Bonnington Traverse - Trip Report Robin Tivy
45 2012.04.13 Escape From the Bonnington Range Sandra McGuinness
51 2009.02.21 Bonnington Traverse - Copper Mountain to Barrett Lake Sandra McGuinness
54 2009.02.07 Copper Mountain from Upper Rover Sandra McGuinness
47 2005.02.22 Bonnington Traverse - Route Description Route Sandra McGuinness
30 2005.02.22 Moonlight Over Mountains: A Ski Traverse of the Bonnington Range Sandra McGuinness
20 2003.02.02 Ski Touring on Copper Mt Sandra McGuinness
20 2002.06.27 Old Dogs and New Tricks on Copper Mountain Sandra McGuinness