Heavy Timber Octagon Timber Frame Ski Lodge

Build a Beautiful Ski Lodge

There is something wonderful about a handcrafted, timber frame ski lodge. Ski Lodges are grand and majestic, almost mimicking the mountains they are built beside, yet they are also comforting and promise warmth and rest after a long day on the slopes. A Lodge should complement its natural surroundings while not trying to overpower them, and it should be made out of high-quality, durable materials.


With a Custom Shop

Custom design your Timber Frame Ski Lodge with Vermont Timber Works and ensure your lodge is truly one-of-a-kind.

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The Process

We will work with you, architects, contractors or other building partners from concept, to design, to installation. You can come to us with plans, sketches or an idea and we will collaborate with you to develop the design for your handcrafted Timber Frame Ski Lodge. Our clients and building partners value us for our expertise as well as our ease of communication.

At Vermont Timber Works we understand how the design of the Timber Frame can change the feeling and atmosphere in the Ski lodge, whether you want grand Port Cochère entrances or an elaborate Octagon Frame. Bring us your ideas and concept so that we can create you the perfect frame to meet your requirements.

After we have discussed the concept for your timber frame Ski Lodge, we will begin the design process by drawing preliminary pencil sketches for review and pricing. Then we will create a 3D model of the building, our engineers will go over the plans to ensure structural stability, and we will share this with you for final approval. Once we have your approval, we will create detailed 2D shop drawings.

After a timber order is placed, raw beams are sent to us from the sawmill. All of our frames are laid out and cut by hand. All the joints are cut, the peg holes are drilled, and each timber is individually marked on the end according to its exact location in the frame. After being cut to size and specification, all the arches are sanded smooth. Then a stain or urethane is applied.

After fabricating the trusses, we assemble them and ship assembled if they are shorter than 10 feet. If they are higher, we will ship them unassembled. If we ship large trusses to a contractor, we will pre-assemble the trusses to ensure that all the joints fit properly before shipping the unassembled parts. If our crew is handling the installation then we will do the final fit on the job site.

Ski Lodges Portfolio

Vermont Timber Works has had the pleasure of constructing timber structures for three different ski resorts. Each project was a completely different and completely custom design. Let us design something custom for you.

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