39 Degrees & Loungitude

Aspen, Colorado

Completion Date: June 2002 with annual refresh    Role: Principal Designers
Overview: Ski-in exterior and interior Apres Ski

"We placed ourselves in vintage yellow Hansons, skied in to the lodge, exhausted and thirsty, and figured things out." At a rare ski-in location at the base of Ajax, Dayna and Ted transformed a former swim-up bar and an under utilized pool area into Aspen's most iconic après ski lounge. Located in a 1970’s timber ski lodge, Sky, they aimed for rugged playfulness by designing a sophisticated version of the ‘wood paneled rec room’ with rough sawn planked walls, giant wooden speakers (when speakers were getting tinier if not invisible), a roaring fireplace, and custom designed seating covered in Scandinavian wools. An 8m wide photograph of an aspen forest illuminates the bar, snapped during their bike rides up Maroon Bells, another time to figure things out. After the last run of the day, the guest can soak in the majestic view of Ajax from the radiant heated outdoor deck and warmed by our design team's custom bench fire pits.


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