The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort completed a new aerial tram, which runs from the base in Teton Village to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. Carney Logan Burke Architects was responsible for the lower tram terminal, including a loading platform, mechanical facility, and clock tower.
In addition to its functional program, the tram enclosure was designed to blend with the surrounding architectural landscape, notably, the Bridger Center and the new Bridger Restaurant, both Carney Logan Burke Architects projects. In keeping with these buildings and the overall character of the ski village, the design team employed a familiar set of materials and tones for the tram dock and tower, incorporating a dark-bronze standing-seam metal roof (as with the Bridger Restaurant), stained exposed concrete (to match the Bridger Center), and vernacular Farmer’s Rock stone for the enclosure piers, as well as steel, glass, and composite materials utilized in neighboring structures.
Since the clock tower functions as an icon for the ski resort, the design team created a new structure that retains aesthetic elements of the old but is appropriately updated. An elevator for handicapped access completes the clock tower program expansion.