Kees and Claire Hut Grand Opening
Last weekend, the first of three alpine huts on the Spearhead Traverse in Whistler, British Columbia celebrated its grand opening. The official ribbon cutting of the Kees and Claire Hut at Russet Lake took place on the last day of summer. Over sixty hikers climbed the scenic trail to attend the ceremony that celebrated more than a decade of planning, three seasons of construction, and the generous efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
The Kees and Claire Hut is a 2-storey, 4,500 sq. ft. highly energy-efficient building with the capacity to comfortably sleep 42 adventure seekers. The modern alpine hut was built to the Passive House standard; the floor, wall and roof panels were pre-manufactured by BC Passive House. Innotech supplied our high-performance Defender 76TS fixed and tilt and turn windows for the airtight walls.
Congratulations to the entire Spearhead Huts Project team for their dedication to designing and building a legacy project. We look forward to helping you build the next two huts. To see more photos of the Kees and Claire Hut and the grand opening, click here. To learn more about the project, visit www.spearheadhuts.org.
Photos by Martin Knowles Photography.