This amazing ski chalet appearing in Elle Decor is so full of inspiration and beautiful furnishings, I hardly know where to begin. How do you decorate such a mountain lodge retreat when the scenery is the star? Beautiful, minimal, and comfortable pieces with Midcentury Modern style mixed with rustic elegance. Let’s take a peek at the interiors and some home decor suggestions with shopping links.
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Design: Shawn Henderson/Architect: Larry Peterson & Greg Matthews/Source: Elle Decor
Thanks for touring this beautiful ski chalet in Montana.
Peace to you right where you are.
I have lots of extended family living in Montana. Here’s some Montana cultural & sporting info found in internetland in case you’re interested:
Many well-known artists, photographers and authors have documented the land, culture and people of Montana in the last 100 years. Painter and sculptor Charles Marion Russell, known as “the cowboy artist” created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Native Americans, and landscapes set in the Western United States and in Alberta, Canada. The C. M. Russell Museum Complex located in Great Falls, Montana houses more than 2,000 Russell artworks, personal objects, and artifacts.
Evelyn Cameron, a naturalist and photographer from Terry documented early 20th century life on the Montana prairie, taking startlingly clear pictures of everything around her: cowboys, sheepherders, weddings, river crossings, freight wagons, people working, badlands, eagles, coyotes and wolves.
Many notable Montana authors have documented or been inspired by life in Montana in both fiction and non-fiction works. Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Earle Stegner from Great Falls was often called “The Dean of Western Writers”. James Willard Schultz (“Apikuni”) from Browning is most noted for his prolific stories about Blackfeet life and his contributions to the naming of prominent features in Glacier National Park.
Major cultural events:
Dancers at Crow Fair in 1941
Montana hosts numerous arts and cultural festivals and events every year. Major events include:
Bozeman was once known as the “Sweet Pea capital of the nation” referencing the prolific edible pea crop. To promote the area and celebrate its prosperity, local business owners began a “Sweet Pea Carnival” that included a parade and queen contest. The annual event lasted from 1906 to 1916. Promoters used the inedible but fragrant and colorful sweet pea flower as an emblem of the celebration. In 1977 the “Sweet Pea” concept was revived as an arts festival rather than a harvest celebration, growing into a three-day event that is one of the largest festivals in Montana.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been performing free, live theatrical productions of Shakespeare and other classics throughout Montana since 1973. The Montana Shakespeare Company is based in Helena.
Since 1909, the Crow Fair and Rodeo, near Hardin, has been an annual event every August in Crow Agency and is currently the largest Northern Native American gathering, attracting nearly 45,000 spectators and participants. Since 1952, North American Indian Days has been held every July in Browning.
Lame Deer hosts the annual Northern Cheyenne Powwow.
Both downhill skiing and cross-country skiing are popular in Montana, which has 15 developed downhill ski areas open to the public, including;
Bear Paw Ski Bowl near Havre, Montana
Big Sky Resort, at Big Sky
Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside
Bridger Bowl Ski Area near Bozeman
Discovery Basin between Philipsburg and Anaconda
Great Divide near Helena, Montana
Lookout Pass off Interstate 90 at the Montana-Idaho border
Lost Trail near Darby, Montana
Maverick Mountain near Dillon, Montana
Moonlight Basin near Big Sky
Red Lodge Mountain Resort near Red Lodge
Showdown Ski Area near White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Snowbowl Ski Area near Missoula
Teton Pass Ski Area near Choteau
Turner Mountain Ski Resort near Libby
Whitefish Mountain Resort near Whitefish
Big Sky, Moonlight Basin, Red Lodge, and Whitefish Mountain are destination resorts, while the remaining areas do not have overnight lodging at the ski area, though several host restaurants and other amenities. These day-use resorts partner with local lodging businesses to offer ski and lodging packages.
Montana also has millions of acres open to cross-country skiing on nine of its national forests plus in Glacier National Park. In addition to cross-country trails at most of the downhill ski areas, there are also 13 private cross-country skiing resorts.Yellowstone National Park also allows cross-country skiing.
Snowmobiling is popular in Montana which boasts over 4000 miles of trails and frozen lakes available in winter. There are 24 areas where snowmobile trails are maintained, most also offering ungroomed trails. West Yellowstone offers a large selection of trails and is the primary starting point for snowmobile trips into Yellowstone National Park, where “oversnow” vehicle use is strictly limited, usually to guided tours, and regulations are in considerable flux.
Snow coach tours are offered at Big Sky, Whitefish, West Yellowstone and into Yellowstone National Park.Equestrian skijoring has a niche in Montana, which hosts the World Skijoring Championships in Whitefish as part of the annual Whitefish Winter Carnival.