Deeply sentimental of the Tsaina lodge history, the new owners made the carefully considered decision to expand the lodge experience and provide a safe, enjoyable place for heli-skiers worldwide to come and enjoy a week (or two) at a new, 18,400 SF, 24-room, 32-guest ski lodge, with full service fine dining, and a recreated bar utilizing recycled materials from the old lodge itself, memorabilia included.
Building on the idea of recycling and maintaining an environmentally considerate operation, the existing cabins and yurts on site will house support staff that will work to maintain the eco-friendly site and lodge upkeep and will provide recycling service for visitors and dining amenities. The lodge itself is designed with sustainable features such as low flow water/wastewater fixtures, low energy drawing equipment, and an efficient power distribution system that can be manually catered by the owner and staff to draw only the necessary demand per the annual ebb and flow of peak season and off season occupancies. Data gathering of flow rates is currently ongoing at a nearby stream for a micro-hydro plant installation to be implemented in the coming months. This will further decrease annual demands from the local power grid. Additional eco-friendly amenities include a master plan that includes landscaping focused on reclaiming and maintaining lost foliage incurred by the new lodge structure, ensuring visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy the rustic, yet pristine site for many decades to come.