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The 6 Best Examples of 'Parkitecture' in Ski Country

With the turn of the 20th century came efforts to capitalize on the majestic scenery of the areas that would soon come under the stewardship of the National Park Service. The first guardians of these the parks were the Army or, in some cases, a few conservators charged with protecting thousands of square miles, but as railroad companies reached their doorsteps and people traveled to explore the parks, better lodging was needed to house visitors and better infrastructure was needed for the park staff to handle the boom in visitation and use. From this need was born the architectural style that best represents the parks themselves and still shapes our impressions of them: National Park Service rustic, or "Parkitecture." Curbed Ski has put together a list of some of the finest examples of National Park Service rustic built in ski country's own parks.

Curbed Ski has the full list. >>