A masterpiece of American alpine architecture was nearly lost. Then a skier came to its rescue.
Above: Ray Atkeson's darkly emotive 1945 pre-sunrise image of Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge ranks among the most beautiful snow scenes ever captured on film.
Timberline Lodge surely rates as one of the most gorgeous examples of mountain architecture ever built. Against the backdrop of the 11,239-foot summit of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, the structure appears to be part of nature itself.