At the base of a local ski area, this cabin was designed for direct access to the ski slopes. It takes advantage of the views while working within the context of the sloping site. Design elements included attention to environmental and mountain conditions, such as snow control and energy efficiency in extreme ranges of temperature. The public space incorporates an open kitchen-dining-and living area that is separated from the private spaces by a staircase. Multiple exterior decks and areas extend the living area in summer and winter to accommodate large groups of visitors and to include nature in the design. The residence is, in essence, a simple post and beam construction that will expose the structure and allows for open volumes and large exterior openings. A “cold” roof system was designed for the roof to allow for accumulation and hinder the creation of potentially hazardous ice dams.