BCV Architecture in collaboration with Mt. Lincoln Construction has designed this rustic ski cabin getaway that stands at the top of the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in California. Spread out over three levels, this 5,600 square foot ski-in/ski-out cabin enjoys breathtaking panoramic views from almost each room in the home.
Located at just over 7,000 feet elevation, the homesite is one of the highest at Sugar Bowl. With sweeping views over an adjacent ski run, the property also benefits from a cluster of evergreens upslope that provides an abundance of privacy.
The board-formed concrete podium anchors the cabin into the hillside, allowing the steel, glass, and wood structure to emerge above the snow line.
The home is built on a 5.5-inch datum, where each board, shelf, window, and door lines up on the measurement. The design of this dwelling was inspired by the form and materials of traditional Tyrolean mountainside chalets. This mountain cabin would be used as a year-round getaway, a gathering space for generations with a careful balance of communal gathering areas and private spaces.
What We Love: This ski cabin getaway provides its occupants with a spectacular indoor-outdoor living experience. Large windows help to frame views of the fabulous surroundings while flooding the interiors with natural light. A large deck is a great spot to enjoy the fresh mountain air while enjoying the company of family and friends. Interior living spaces are warm and inviting, especially the incredible living room with its dramatic stacked stone fireplace.
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A double-height living room sits at the middle of the home and features large south-facing windows, a grand stone fireplace, and log columns that reinforce the cabin’s place among a cathedral of trees.
Large Douglas fir columns wrap around steel beams in the great room, evoking the feel of the forest within the home. Hickory floors complement the western hemlock walls.
Locally sourced stone and Western hemlock – selected for its wealthy color – complements the use of steel, concrete, and glass.
The year-round south-facing deck features a hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor dining table for slopeside family lunches.
Above: The splayed roof is composed of a radiating series of glulam beams designed to take a snow load of over 400 lbs per square foot. It holds the snow it receives and shifts it off the back of the house, an approach taken to maintain accessibility on three sides while minimizing concern for falling snow.
PHOTOGRAPHER Bruce Damonte