Alta Base Lodge Study

Alta Base Lodge Study, Alta Ski Area

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

The study flushed out many important programmatic 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 opportunities for skiers to bask in the sun for the majority of the day (if it isn't snowing) as well as a new restaurant, ski school, locker rooms, and skier services offices.