The name of the hotel is in honor of the 430-foot ski slope descending the north face of the building with a vertical drop of 180 feet. Guests would whisk themselves to the drop-in—and rooftop bar—via elevator, then ski down into the surrounding landscape. “Ideally, this would be situated in the landscape so that when you ski down the slope of the hotel it would link up with different ski runs,” Jantzen says. The ski slope would be operational in the summer, thanks to the use of Perma-Snow or a similar product. The ski slope also serves an environmental purpose. “At the same time, [the ski slope] would collect rainwater and recapture that for use in and around the hotel,” Jantzen says. Snowmelt would also add to the storage tanks.