There are warming huts located in just about every county in North Idaho. Warming huts provide shelter, warmth in the cold, a dry place in the rain, and are vital for Search & Rescue to have a central location. We encourage you to locate the warming huts in your area.
The Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club has 3 Special Use Permits with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests for warming huts at strategic recreation locations throughout the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. These warming huts are available for all outdoor enthusiasts! Did you know that these huts are not maintained by the Forest Service? The amount of volunteer labor hours are immense, and business donations are priceless. Without them, these huts and trails would not be possible. We ask you to RESPECT THE PROPERTY & REPORT ANY VANDALISM.
The Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club maintains three warming huts for recreational users, and we encourage responsible use for over the snow vehicles while enjoying our public lands. Local area clubs & sometimes the park departments incur all the costs of maintenance with limited resources. Without resources, these huts may become obsolete and none of us want that outcome.
The Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with other volunteers annually cut firewood for the warming huts for our recreationalists to enjoy. As you can certainly appreciate, this is quite an effort to cut, split and stack multiple cords of firewood. We are always looking for help.
Please know that any removal of the firewood is considered theft. Please report anyone who is removing wood from the wood sheds or warming huts.
This popular warming hut is located in Kootenai County at Hudlow Meadows. In July 2017 the club updated the interior by adding metal to the walls and built a wood shed at this warming hut. Each spring the club removes the windows to avoid damage by vandalism and every fall the club and local volunteers cut and stock wood each season. This location also has a latrine that is maintained by the Forest Service.
This warming hut is also located in Kootenai county near Marie saddle of Skitwish peak. For those new to this area, this hut was recently rebuilt for the second time in the Fall 2018 after being burned by arson in 2012 & 2016. Recently this Fall 2019, the hut was finished and we also built a wood shed. The club maintains the hut and with the help of volunteers, provides wood each season. This location also has a latrine that is maintained by the Forest Service.
A special "Thank You" to all the volunteers & our local businesses who generously donated to our Rebuild Project":
Black's Chimney & Fireplace
Coeur d'Alene Concrete Cutting
Inland Building Contractors
Specialty Recreation & Marine
Wolf Lodge Inn Restaurant
This warming hut is located in Shoshone County at the Magee Ranger Station & Airstrip. It was originally the cook shack for the Trail Creek 6th grade camp out. It was was donated to the club by the Forest Service, and the club relocated the building. The wood is stocked by our friends in Shoshone county. The club maintains this hut and its currently in need of repair. The hut is only useable during the winter months only.