It is New Year's Eve, and three skiers got lost in the mountains at nightfall. They were lucky to find this open hut, which is the summer abode of farm laborers who spend the season tending the cow herds high up in the mountains. Fortunately, our three friends found enough cushions for the bed grates, as well as a few can's of beer, but had only enough food left from their day's supply.
The design is based on a real life event that happened to my brother, as he was leading a group of friends on a mountain hike and couldn't find his way back by the time night fell. Finding what looked like a deserted cabin, and desperate for shelter from the cold, they broke a window and climbed in, only to find a half eaten meal at the table. It didn't take long before the owners, two hunters, returned and confronted the intruders at the point of a gun while listening to their explanation. Fortunately, the owners knew the mountain well enough to cart the whole group down in their jeep that very evening.