Ski chalets are the perfect dream vacation spots for skiers and non-skiers alike.  Their hand-crafted, exposed timber beams, high ceilings and expansive windows give everyone the spacious feel of a ski lodge but with the privacy of a home.  A timber frame ski chalet is the place you want to be after a long day of skiing, snowboarding or hiking on the slopes. And while it’s not a secret, it’s important to know the best things to include in your ski chalet.

Great Room

After a day on the slopes, we all need a place to relax, rejuvenate and share tall tales of the day’s adventures. Expansive ceilings and timber frame rafters reinforce the rugged feel of the wide open outdoors, while the exposed timbers remind you of nature’s beauty. As the shroud of night blankets the landscape, it’s time to huddle in your ski chalet’s great room to relax with friends and family.

Wedgewood Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home in Fairplay CO

Wedgewood Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home in Fairplay CO

Wide Windows

When you’re at a timber frame ski chalet in the great outdoors, you don’t want to shut the world out – you want to breathe it all in. A great room’s windows let nature lovers stay comfy and warm, but still enjoy every detail of the winter landscape. The views afforded can be spectacular…and invigorating enough so you’re ready for your next day facing the elements.

SummitView Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Bathroom in Breckenridge CO

SummitView Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Bathroom in Breckenridge CO

The Hot Tub

The contrast of an icy winter night and the bubbling, beach-like splashing of a hot tub can be a great finish to the day or the start of a memorable night. There are so many benefits of soaking in a hot tub: getting a better night’s sleep, reducing stress, promoting healthier skin and rejuvenating aching muscles.

Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Bedroom in Windham NY

Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Bedroom in Windham NY

The Fireplace

After a brisk day outdoors, the fireplace, the heart of a ski chalet, provides a toasty change of pace. Basking in the glow of a crackling fire allows everyone to pause and reflect on the day, providing a hushed permission to relax and enjoy the moment. Everyone seems to know that it’s a natural spot to gather and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of wine.

Finger Lakes NY

Finger Lakes NY

Comfortable Bedrooms

After all this, how nice it will be to wake up refreshed, nudged into the day by gentle sunlight streaming into your timber frame ski chalet bedroom.  And each night, there’s nothing better than pulling up those covers and drifting off to a night of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. Either way, a ski chalet’s bedrooms offer privacy and quiet amidst the majestic backdrop of the chilly great outdoors.

SummitView Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Bathroom in Breckenridge CO

SummitView Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Bathroom in Breckenridge CO

If you’re looking to build your own ski chalet, let Woodhouse help you get started. Check out our existing ski chalet plans or if you are considering a custom designed ski chalet, we can certainly provide expert advice on all aspects of the design process. Please feel free to call or email us and we would be glad to provide expert counsel on your ski chalet design. . This might be the year you enjoy your very own dream getaway  – contact us to learn more.