BackcountryHuts.net started life as a Google map during the planning of a backcountry trip to Colorado. After considerable research the need for a consolidated resource for backcountry huts became apparent and BackcountryHuts.net was born.
Work on the site is ongoing to improve and expand the database of huts throughout the world. Over time the plan is to add more information for each hut however in the short term the focus remains on listing as many huts as possible.
Founders Nicole Paton and Daniel Sherwin are both avid backcountry snowboarders who share an appreciation of all things outdoors.
Nicole has been a full time freelance graphic and web designer for 8 years. She loves this as it allows her the freedom and time to explore the world without being restricted by a 9 to 5 job.
Nicole is responsible for the business branding and graphic design work along with the website design and development.
Daniel is an engineer specialising in lifting equipment. He is responsible for data collection and verification for BackcountryHuts.net. When not snowboarding, he enjoys finding bugs; sometimes he even fixes them!