Backcountry Ski Glamping

Alaska has excellent backcountry huts with incredible ski terrain, making for the perfect winter glamping getaway.

There are many places in Alaska that offer backcountry skiing and cabins however, most are limited in amenities and good ski runs.

If you are looking to go glamping and get epic powder turns, Manitoba is the obvious choice.

Manitoba is located on a bluff above Canyon Creek, approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk or ski from the trailhead on the Seward Highway.

The lodging at Manitoba is made up of cabins and yurts.

The main structure has propane-fired stoves, solar powered lights, a fully stocked kitchen,a wood stove, a drain pipe for washing, pantry, mud room and a bedroom.

In addition to all the amenities the cabin offers you ample seating, tables, and games.

Alongside the cabin are two yurts that provide additional sleeping quarters for up to eight people.

There is also a massive shed that contains cut firewood and a large sauna with a powerful little stove to warm up after a day of backcountry skiing.

For such luxurious accommodations, Manitoba is relatively inexpensive as the whole complex can be rented for $375/night.

The entire destination can accommodate up to 16 people.

The lodgings at Manitoba are maintained by a local non-profit called Alaska Huts, which in addition to maintaining Manitoba is working on building a series of huts connecting to the upper Placer River/Trail Creek valleys.

Manitoba is a great glamping destination for weekend ski trips.

It is located at the base of Manitoba Mountain, which is the most accessible and safest backcountry ski destination in the Summit Pass area.

During the darker months in particular, it’s a joy to ski powder all day and glide back to a well-appointed hut for the night.

For the finest backcountry ski glamping, spend a weekend at Manitoba.





For more information on glamping and skiing in Manitoba, check out Anchorage Press.

The Best Glamping Spots Near Canberra

Glamping is the perfect way to take the “roughing it” out of camping. Allowing everyone to enjoy the great outdoors in style. Just in time for the holiday season, Tim the Yowie Man went in search of the best glamping experiences close to Canberra and we are bringing you his best. Each of these glamping spots are located at the best destinations around the Canberra, offering you the most unique experience in the Australian outdoors. These glamping locations give you a one of a kind adventure in some of the most remote and faraway places, offering you both luxury and comfortable accommodations. Check out Tim’s best experience glamping locations around the Australia for a glamping trip you won’t forget.

The Escape
Bordering the Shavers Fork/Cheat River and the Monongahela National Forest, this quaint cottage is a truly private and relaxing retreat. The Riverside Retreat is built on the bank of the Shaver’s Fork River. The river is well known for excellent fishing or a lazy float down stream. Across the road is the Monongahela National Forest which offers great hiking, cross country skiing, hunting and mountain biking.

Tanja Lagoon Camp
On a beautiful piece of our property this camp is a natural haven for you. They have thoughtfully and lovingly crafted 4 unique and stylish safari tent accommodation structures that will provide you with complete comfort to relax and enjoy the nature of this place.

Paperbark Camp
The Paperback Camp offers a king deluxe tent that can sleep six, this eco friendly tent includes solar lighting, bamboo-cotton linen and outdoor bush shower. Guest can enjoy a new wood fire oven pizzas at the Paperback Treetop Restaurant as well as an included breakfast the following morning.

Island View Resort
Nestled in a large grove of white pines just 14 miles from Duluth on the North Shore Scenic Drive, in the Village of Knife River. The resort features beautiful views of Knife Island and Lake Superior. The cabins on the island offer spectacular views of Lake Superior, while others are situated deeper into the pines, and all are clean and cozy.

Tandara Luxury Eco Tent
Tandara is nestled nearby the beautiful Lane Cove National Park, just north of the Sydney. This glamping retreat is the ultimate luxury camping experience and the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway immersed in nature. Tandara is unique, there is only one! A spacious self-contained canvas tent within its own private sanctuary.

Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island in Sydney, Australia used to be an island that held inmates and little orphaned girls, now this Island has recreated itself into a luxurious glamping destination. Glamping on the Island is camping without all the hard work and with all the luxurious needed for the perfect experience. On Cockatoo Island, the guest’s tents are already set up with bedding, all guest need to bring are clothes, food, non alcoholic drinks and of course a sense of adventure. A glamping package on the island includes a pre-erected Safari bow tent, your choice of either two camp beds or a double bed with linens, towels, sun lounges, a cool box and a lantern.

To learn more about Tim’s experience at each of these glamping destinations, check out his review at the Canberra Times.

Flash Camp Wins Awards for Unique Accommodation

Flash Camp, Australia’s largest glamping specialist has won two major awards.

This premier pop-up hotel is Australia’s leading provider of temporary luxury camping accommodations and services.

At last week’s NSW Tourism Awards they were awarded Gold for Specialized Tourism Services and Silver for Unique Accommodations.

The recent glamping trend has made its mark on the tourism industry with no sign of slowing down.

Flash Camp offers temporary luxury camping accommodations as well as services for weddings, festivals, corporate retreats and special events.

This pop-up hotel can accommodate 400+ guests and is dedicated to providing excellent services during your entire trip.

The luxury accommodations give guests the enjoyable experience of camping in hotel-style comfort.

The camp is getting ready for its biggest season to date, popping-up at The Falls Festival in Byron Bay, Glenworth Valley’s Lost Paradise festival over New Year’s and North Stradbroke Island over the summer holidays.

This pop-up style accommodation hopes to grow in popularity as more events and destinations seek to provide a higher level of service in the outdoors.

Following its success at the NSW Tourism Awards, Flash Camp will automatically progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which will be announced in Melbourne on February 5, 2016.

Flash Camp Upcoming Events:

Adams Beach, North Stradbroke Island from December 14, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Falls Festival in Byron Bay from December 30, 2015 to January 3,2016

Lost Paradise in Glenworth Valley from December 29, 2015 to January 1, 2016.

Visit for more information and bookings.