Project Description

Moonlight Inn is a 30,000 square foot ski lodge built at the base of Big Sky Ski Resort in Southwestern Montana. The three-story structure is a mix-use facility including condominiums, a restaurant, spa and offices. The building was constructed of a mixture of wood, log, steel and concrete. A combination of steel x-bracing and plywood shearwalls was used as restraint against lateral seismic forces. The area is in seismic zone 4 and also was designed for a 220-pound/square foot snow load. The project was completed for the 2000 ski season at a cost of 4 million dollars.