Giants Ridge Ski Chalet and Event Center; Biwabik, MN
Project Type: Ski Chalet and Event Center
Client: State of Minnesota
LHB provided architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, landscape, and interior design services for this $11.5 million project. The new 34,000 SF ski chalet and event center includes a cafeteria, bar and food service, ski rental, ski school, retail shop, ticket and administrative office areas. A portion of the existing building was saved, reused and remodel for ski patrol, seasonal lockers, and a day chalet. Scheduling and phasing were key considerations in both the design and construction to sequence the demolition of existing buildings, remodeling, and new construction around operation times of the existing facility for ski season and summer events.
LHB designed for energy efficiency and B3 Guidelines. Sustainable features include ICF walls, in-floor heat, and high efficiency HVAC, lighting system, and controls. Materials were selected for sustainable, durability, low maintenance properties, and were regionally-sourced whenever possible.