I love winter and I do love snow. You see, I was born in an alpine area and we used to have snow all the time during winter. And we used to have big big snow.
As a little kid, I accompanied my father to countless hockey games, speed skating and ski events in my hometown and it was my dream to learn to ski. But that is still a dream. Although I tried to come down the slope several times, but having no proper training, I still consider myself a total beginner. Maybe later, who knows.
So skating has become my favourite winter sport. We had a huge skating hall in town, operating from September to May and hosting also the hockey games mentioned above, so me and my friends were skating twice a week. And we loved it. One of my cherished memories …
Learning to ski though is still on my bucket list and luckily, I live in a country with lots of winter sports and places to ski, so I decided to try it out maybe next year. My daughter offered to show me a few basic tricks.
Speaking about skiing, I chanced upon a few very nice alpine and mountain cabins I have decided to show you in the form of a series of articles here on the blog. They all look fantastic and nearly all of them have a little Scandi twist either due to the simplistic and functional architecture or the interior design elements.
The first one is an off-grid cabin up in the Canadian mountains, in the north end of Vancouver Island. It is the weekend retreat of an architect couple madly in love with snowboarding. It is a very simple building, with an open-plan space on the ground floor and intimate areas upstairs. Nothing fancy, pure functionality, the Scandinavian style. I love the colour and texture of the wood panels used on the outside. But the exciting part of the story is that the building withstands the heaviest snowfalls and harshest weather conditions, because the structure is built around six Douglas fir trunks exposed inside the cabin. Let’s have a look.
Pictures sourced from Remodelista.