February 16, 2021


While in the middle of our Frozen February Free Freight promotion, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight one of our favorite frigid facilities for site furnishings – ski resorts!  From custom ski racks, to bus stop benches and year-round table solutions, our commercial-grade outdoor furnishings have excelled through some of the harshest winter conditions and public usage as they make their homes in popular ski resorts across the country. 

Whether you are dreaming of your next ski vacation, preparing to hit the slopes this February or you are actually in charge of resort facilities and are planning for the off season, think about the furnishings that are crucial to the outdoor experience during the height of ski season and through year-round outdoor recreation.


For effective crowd and space management, storage racks for skis, poles and snowboards help to define areas to rest equipment in an upright position and offer guests some hands-free moments.  When it comes to the summer months, accommodate biking enthusiasts with bike parking corrals.  Need to do both with an all-in-one unit?  Keystone Ridge Designs manufactures an exclusive bike/ski storage rack with the height to lean skis in the winter and space to park bikes in the summer.


Either in town or on the resort property, frequently placed benches offer places for guests to rest their legs after a long day on the slopes.  Installed next to a ski rack, benches create the perfect place to take a load off as well as a seat to wait for a shuttle or bus. Powder coated steel benches offer great product durability while benches with Ipe slats are often chosen to evoke warmth and coordinate with the rustic appeal of lodge-style architecture.


Commercial-grade, powder coated steel table sets provide easy-to-clean outdoor dining and gathering solutions.  They offer the weight to stay in place through mountain winds and rust-resistance to built-up snow and moisture.  Keystone Ridge Designs offers anti-microbial coating options that are relevant for the design of today’s healthy spaces.  For more transient spaces, lightweight stackable chairs and commercial umbrellas can quickly be set up to expand additional outdoor spaces when the weather allows.


An emerging trend for public properties and resort settings is to provide unique social spaces to gather outdoors like around the cozy comfort of a warm fire pit.  Benches that curve around a central fireplace, individual movable chairs or low seating such as Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges are great options to create a relaxing social setting that fosters meaningful connections among visitors and the natural space around them.

Ski resorts continue to be an excellent destination offering safe ways to get out and experience nature any time of year. Well-placed benches, outdoor dining tables, trash cans, lounge seating and equipment storage racks all work together to make inviting resort accommodations and welcome year-round visitors.  From the thrills of winter skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing, to the hiking, biking and outdoor events of summer and fall, resort facilities need to be equipped with durable, accessible and functional public furnishings