Powder mountain Ski Lodge

The Ski Lodge at Powder Mountain located in Eden, Utah, Fifty five miles from the Salt Lake Airport, is a 2-story concrete and steel structure with wood and copper cladding which steps up the site, working with the natural topography. The circulation space to the units is from the up-hill side providing all units with exceptional and unimpeded views and access to direct southern orientation. The architectural gesture at the street is expressed through a larger volume at the lobby/entry threshold and the ramp which connects the residences and trails below. The street perspective from the east holds a multi-purpose volume which could read as solid (during lectures) or open (during social events).

The materials were selected by their capacity for change and transformation over time. Board-formed textural concrete with wood cladding which brings in the context of the region’s barn and cabin vernacular, and copper evoking the mining history of the area will patina over time through weathering. The architecture sets the tone for future development in terms of its sustainable design approach and how it engages the site and context.