The Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort is comprised of a two storey facility with a building footprint of approximately 8,000 sq. ft.
The main level incorporates administration and staff facilities, public spaces including ski rental and repair, multipurpose rooms and locker areas. A small retail space will also be included for the sale of ski related items. The second level contains cafeteria style seating for approximately 250 people as well as outdoor deck seating, and a kitchen area for concession and banquets.
The building is designed to maximize passive solar gain and provides many sustainable design concepts from water conserving fixtures and energy efficient electrical components, to an emphasis on long-term durability and ease of maintenance.
The building is positioned on previously disturbed ground and is situated so that the easterly portion of the main level is buried into the existing west slope. The west slope at both the south and north sides of the building is groomed to even out the existing downhill slope so as to not alter the existing vegetation and run off patterns.
The project was officially opened to the public on December 18, 2010.
Cold Lake, Alberta