The Crow's Nest residence, in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in California, was design by BCV Architects. I love how open and bright this cabin is, and with the use of wood it is still very cosy to come back to after a day of skiing.
From the architects (read more on Contemporist):
The Crow’s Nest is a ski cabin located at 7,080 feet elevation, on the mountain of the same name in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. Anchored on the slope, and responsive to its setting, the cabin design explores the intersection of classic modern aesthetics, craft, and the extreme climatic conditions of the site.
Sugar Bowl resort is located at historic Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada range. The Ski Resort, founded in 1939, is one of the oldest in America. The climate and topography around Sugar Bowl makes for unusually heavy snowfall, and its relatively small residential village (112 home sites) is snow-bound through the winter. The Crow’s Nest is perched on one of the highest sites in the resort and is a true ski-in, ski-out cabin, located substantially higher in elevation than many of the ski lifts.
The clients, who have four young children, were interested in creating a cabin that would be a gathering place for generations, prioritizing social space over bedroom space. The qualities of “nesting” and entertaining were discussed. A particular requirement was to orient the house to take advantage of the privacy created by the uphill forest, with a goal being able to celebrate the house’s presence in the forest, with a maximum of transparency.