Case Study

Discovery Lodge Belleayre
Mountain Ski Center

6,000 sq ft Tension Fabric Ski Lodge Services Building
Highmount, NY

Discovery Lodge - Mountain Ski Center - Sports and Recreation

The Rundown

Check out this insulated fabric building, used as a ski rental shop and retail space at Discover Mountain. R-30 insulation and an interior liner keep the inside warm and cosy, while the skylight allows natural light into the enclosure. A climate control system is attached to the building frame.

Customer Success

“Cost was the initial factor for selecting Legacy, but once we saw the engineering that goes into their design, we understood that could make it easy for us to expand the building in later phases. We also liked its compatibility with conventional construction. There are a lot of possibilities we could explore in the future.

Working with Legacy was great. The guys who constructed the building worked under some really, really tough conditions, but they wrapped it up on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and the building opened Christmas morning. Everyone was very responsive, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Once visitors got into the building and we experienced the interior environment with the heat flow and the insulation, we were very satisfied.”

Tom Tar | Belleayre Mountain

Feature Details

  • Building size: 50’ x 120’ specified design structure
  • 11’-6” exterior eave, 10’ interior eave clearance, 7/12 roof pitch
  • Additional design loads for sprinklers, heating, lighting and future build-outs including engineering and connection points for a metal cladding roof
  • Interior fabric liner and R-30 fiberglass batt insulation
  • 12’ x 80’ translucent peak area for daylighting
  • Icebreakers on roof edges for safety
  • Design compatibility for entrance door vestibules to be added
  • Exclusive Legacy cavity ventilation system
  • Includes client build-outs for guest service, ticket counter, ski equipment rentals, repair and tune-up shop and utilities room
  • 72psf ground snow, 90 mph wind, Seismic ‘B’ design loads
  • Building use: Ski lodge services including ticketing, rentals and ski repair shop


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