Alta Base Lodge Study

Alta Base Lodge Study, Alta Ski Area

Program and concept design for a new comprehensive day lodge facility at the Collins Base of Alta Ski Area.

The study flushed out many imortant programatic elements to enhance the ski area's primary entrance. The design includes a building orientation which suggests a welcome and cozy entrance to the area while maintaining a direct visual/pedestrian connection to lifts. The building layout capitalizes on views of major mountain peaks and the iconic ski slope: Alf's High Traverse. The design includes wrap around patios providing oportunities for skiers to bask in the sun for the majority of the day (if it isn't snowing) as well as a new restaraunt, ski school, locker rooms, and skier services offices.