The Rocky Mountain ski chalet in Western Wyoming is located minutes from the renowned Grand Targhee Ski Resort and a short drive to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Nestled in a quiet subdivision of rolling hills, the picturesque location features a pond adjacent, abundant wildlife, native grasses and alfalfa, and a stunning backdrop of the Teton Mountain Range.
While the footprint of the Rocky Mountain ski chalet is small, the home has been mindfully designed by Natural Dwellings Architecture with tactful consideration of the surrounding landscape and needs of the homeowner. The residence blends into the site in an organic and unobtrusive manner featuring natural stone siding combined with standing seam metal accents and steel columns. Black metal trim complements the dark brown aluminum window frames. The simplicity of the exterior design is carried to the interior of the home where the minimal design is highlighted with exposed wooden beams, rusted metal details, stone massing, and an attached greenhouse.
Energy efficiency was key for the Rocky Mountain ski chalet which features a pole-mounted PV system that tilts to the greatest sun exposure at any given time. The homeowners selected the Glo A7 Series windows and doors in order to meet their performance goals for the modest residence. The Glo European Windows A7 Series achieves u-values as low as .15 through triple pane glass, a larger continuous thermal break, multiple air seals, low iron glass, and high solar heat gain coefficient all in a slim, modern frame profile. Durability and ability to remain resilient in the harsh winter climate also made them an excellent choice for the home. Robust European hardware ensures smooth operation and longevity, assuring the Rocky Mountain ski chalet will remain an environmentally friendly retreat for years to come.