The structural design of the new rental building at Whitewater Ski Resort, near Nelson, BC, is a direct result of its high mountain climate and extreme snow loads. This 2-storey building includes residential, administration, and staff rooms on the upper floor, with ski & snowboard rental facilities on the lower floor. The entire superstructure is constructed of wood and timber components, with a few steel connections… The result is a functional, efficient structure, designed for the Kootenays.