Medal Winner


Olympic Snow Basin Village Shows Off New Cedar Shake Roofs

(Architectural West, July / August 2002)

Preparations for the 2002 Olympic games included a major facelift for Snow Basin, Utah's downhill skiing venue.

The expansion, designed by Sun Valley, Idaho's Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton Architectura, P.A., included four new lodges, two restaurants, gondola houses, and more.

To reprise a turn-of-the-century National Park Service architectural motif, expansive log gables were accented with one inch jumbo cedar shakes. The architects insisted the wood roofing be fire retardant. CedarPlus shakes were selected from Mission, British Columbia-based Clarke Group. CedarPlus fire retardant cedar shakes and shingles are pressure-treated by CHEMCO. CHEMCO's exclusive fire retardant treatment process produces a product that meets UL 790, UBC 15-3 and 15-4, and the National Fire Protection Association NFPA-256 standards.

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