Working with the local Vals community and our long-term client Powder Byrne we were asked to explore ways of creating a new resort at 3000ft. The location and outlook are stunning and we persuaded the community to follow a lodge concept by showing them pictures of the Maldives. Although they are familiar with their home landscape this analogy enabled them to take an outsider’s perspective. The lodge concept is a play on the local vernacular hillside hay stores.
"In high season in many resorts these days, the pistes are just so crowded. I see the future of skiing over the next 20 years as being increasingly about being able to guarantee private space on the mountain."