Snowshoe Resort, an Intrawest Development resort property, teamed once again with Omni Associates – Architects for architectural services in connection with Rimfire Lodge, the first phase of the renaissance of Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Omni Associates was the coordinating architect for the sizable staff of professionals stretching from Vancouver, BC to Washington, DC.
The 112,00 square foot facility is a hub of activity in the mountaintop village. The rustic center houses retail shopping, bar and nightclubs, and restaurants, as well as luxurious condominiums that boast a beautiful 360-degree view of the scenic West Virginia mountain scheme.
After much analysis and many design charrettes, a concept was initiated to give the mountaintop a central village area that would be a gathering place in both winter and summer. The village would offer a sense of identity and a place of arrival. It would offer commercial space for shopping, gathering, a place for activity and would also offer real estate for sale within the village property. People wanted to see activity, a place of their own and to be a part of the activity. The concept would include a series of lodges comprising a village that would appear to be one that had grown over time.