Green Canyon yurt is a 24-foot diameter yurt that sleeps up to twelve people. It is located at the end of the Green Canyon groomed ski trail (i.e., the end of the summer road), so it offers a good introductory yurt experience for new skiers or snowshoers. For the adventurous, it is a great base camp for ascents of Bierdneau Peak and beyond. It includes sleeping pads, a wood stove for heat and melting snow for drinking water, a propane stove for cooking, LED lanterns, and a full array of kitchen utensils, dishes, and cookware for 12. The Green Canyon yurt is served by a permanent vault toilet.
The Green Canyon yurt it's owned and managed by Powder Ridge ski touring. During the winter months, Powder Ridge manages the Green Canyon Road and grooms it on an almost daily basis. It is groomed for cross-country skiing with the designated track on one side. You can also Snowshoe, or ride your bike with fat tires up if your adventurous! The trail is approximately 3.8 miles long with a steady incline most of the way. There are a few spots with decent little Hills.
The yurt itself can sleep 12, on four twin over full bunk beds. There's a cooking area, table, pots and pans, and of course a pot belly stove to keep it nice and warm. I had the opportunity to Snowshoe up with a friend after Christmas 2016, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The folks at Powder Ridge were great to work with.
I will say if you Snowshoe up, please don't do what we did and make sure to avoid the established cross country ski track. As it was our first time snowshoeing up there, we didn't know and ended up ruining it in a few places. They were able to fix it easily that night, but had we been paying attention they would not have had to.
I believe we paid $250 for the night, the pricing may have changed so I would refer you to them for more information in that regard. The cost however, would easily be distributed among 12 friends.
Power Ridge Website ⤵️ https://www.sites.google.com/site/powderridgeskitouring/