Wee Ski Chalet represents a shift in one family’s vision for a place to call home after a day skiing on the mountain. Embedded in a Colorado ski resort and accessible only via snowmobile during the winter season, the cabin rejects the more prevalent ostentatious visual language seen in oversized and under designed mountain lodges. Opting instead for a cozy 1,000 square foot retreat from the elements, this enclave achieves high levels of sustainability in an exacting environment. This zero-energy grid-independent home relies greatly on passive solar siting and thermal mass to maintain a cozy temperature even on heavy snow days.

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Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, Cabin Building Type, and Shed RoofLine. Photo  of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Living Room, Bench, and Concrete Floor. Photo 2 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Bench, and Concrete Floor. Photo 3 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, and Shed RoofLine. Photo 4 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Metal Counter, Metal Cabinet, and Concrete Floor. Photo 5 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Bath Room, Concrete Floor, and Vessel Sink. Photo 6 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Photo 7 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Concrete Floor. Photo 8 of Wee Ski Chalet
Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, and Shipping Container Building Type. Photo 9 of Wee Ski Chalet
Photographer
  • Michael Shopenn Photography

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2012
  • Square Feet
  • 1000