Alpine’s New Digs – words Cara Williams. Photos Clay Dolan
Escarpment Magazine, 2016
With a unique and contemporary design by CGL Architects and contributing architect David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, the new lodge at Alpine Ski Club embraces the spectacular Escarpment and Georgian Bay views and introduces a new era of functionality for Alpine’s members and guests.
Coming in on time and on budget at just over $11 million, the new 45,000 square foot lodge boasts indoor seating capacity of 1600 (200+ on the patio), nearly double the capacity of the former clubhouse.
Building began in May 2015 and required tight timelines and scheduling to ensure the structure was closed-in before the snow began to fly. During this time the previous clubhouse remained operational while construction on the new lodge continued indoors.