ski chalets | stateside
Chalet design both internally and externally has ditched it's wooden roots in favour of sleek lines, sustainable materials and uber contemporary interiors. Curbed Ski recently put together a list of their favourite new-wave stateside ski cabins. We’ve ditched the rest to give you a shortlist of the best of North America.
Whistler - the new wave
In Whistler this ski lodge was designed by BattersbyHowat Architects for a London client fearful of cookie cutter mountain interiors. Instead they created "sleek lines, minimalist standing seam metal roofing, lots of windows with interiors of red cedar, douglas fir beams and glazed glass". Their description left us saying 'huh?' But their results left us saying 'wow'.
Jackson Hole - inside out
This 5,400-square-foot home in Jackson Hole was featured in The New York Times, and for good reason. Larry Pearson of the Pearson Design Group worked on the $4 million dollar project for 16 months. The concept was one of indoor-outdoor living that allows for snow in the entry hall. Yes ... that's right ... the formal entrance hall was turned into an outdoor living room complete with a fireplace and sliding barn doors so you can sit and enjoy those epic views.
British Columbia - A Framing
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson put pen to paper and brain cells to CAD design to create this 3,500 square-foot home in British Columbia. Giving the classic A-Frame a modernist update, it is sleek, minimalist and even has a hidden under-the-stairs ski mud room. Practical beauty.