Project Profile:

Snowmass Club – First Installation in 1982

Project Summary

Our friend, US Forest Service Ski Area Specialist, and fellow Landscape Architect, Erik Martin was instrumental in convincing the Snowmass Club project director that we had a viable product to provide a fire lane with grass as the surface. Erik and Snowmass Club got us rolling in business over 25 years ago by being the first site for Grasspave2, aka Ritterings, aka Grassrings. When this development built another lodge of rooms on the west side, they tore up the first installation and then ordered more product to reinstall the fire lane around the end of the new structure. Landscape Workshop has repeatedly installed our products in the mountain communities.

Address

0239 Snowmass Cr., PO Box 6665, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, phone 800-525-0710. www.snowmassclub.com

Install Size

930 m2 (10,010 sf) , (6,000 sf in 1982)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Landscape Workshop, 485 County Rd 112, Carbondale, CO 81623, contact Jim Pitts 970-963-0950

Project Gallery

Turf reinforcement was installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Off the back parking lot near the tennis courts is the one end of the fire lane. Notice the low profile curb for easy fire truck access. The pine tree on the right is a good vertical marker in heavy snow. The next photo is the view just left of this one.
Pervious grass paving was installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Just left of the first photo, you’ll see the hydrant and the continuation of the curb detail which has a curve into a indented section to subtley mark the fire lane.
Grass paving was installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
The fire lane straddles the sidewalk around the end of the multi-story lodge.
Permeable grass paving was installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
The wide-angle lens makes this golf cart path look wide. Grasspave2 was used on both sides of the path to accomplish the width requirement for fire trucks.
A turf reinforcement system was installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Vertical changes in grade are kept to less than 5% for fire lanes.
A turf reinforcement system was installed in fire-lane access areas at Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
The other end of the fire lane is near the pool and restaurant. exiting on the right near the front entrance
Grid pavers were installed in fire-lane access areas at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Front entrance - fire lane is located around the left side.