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March 7, 2009 in City
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Sarah and Mark Yancey make a break into their winter backyard in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia.

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Grace Yancey, 4, shares her igloo playhouse with Boulder Hut cook Shirley Hansen, of Kimberley, B.C. Grace lives in Sandpoint with her parents most of the year, but during winter, the family helicopters to a cluster of cabins in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia to guide backcountry skiers.

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With 17-month-old Alden joining the festivities with his sippy cup, Sarah and Mark Yancey, center, raise a toast over dinner to the skiers they’re hosting at the Boulder Hut, a remote fly-in, wood-heated cabin.

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Alden Yancey, 17 months, gets around well in the snow.