Ice Lakes Lodge

Building Ice Lakes Lodge was a unique endeavor. It took us 13 months to build the project from breaking ground to our grand opening day. This was about half the time it took to procure the funding for the project. Getting the construction loan was the hardest part.

With the loan in hand from Citizens Bank of Nevada City and the plans from MWA Architects, we started in the fall and went as fast as we could to race to the roof. The lodge is a simple chalet style structure but with huge structural iron and giant glue lam beam content it was a quite a task. With a 20-man crew we were able to sheath the roof by November 1st and get out of the snow. We spent the next 10 months completing the 26 room lodge, bar and restaurant on what was basically a shoe-string budget and somehow made it to the end. All in all this was a fun job.

Ice Lakes Lodge article 1

Ice Lakes Lodge article in Ski Magazine