While working full-time as a logger and logging company owner, John Thielman built his chalet-style ski shop, complete with log railings, a natural stone hearth, and a soaring loft. On weekends and evenings (and early mornings), John did everything from building site prep with his own equipment, to pouring cement foundations by hand, milling lumber, and laying the store’s characteristic red roofing.
A well-known ski club member, instructor, and former competitive Nordic racer and biathlete, John welcomes skiers of all ages and abilities to JOHN’S SKI SHACK.
Built in 2002, the cozy shop is constructed mostly of pine, with huge beams John milled himself. The coffee corner overlooks Thielman’s Ski Out trail. A wax and technical room was added in 2006.