Snow as far as the eye can see, white mountaintops and heavy fir trees. Skiing, snowboarding or a long walk through the cold, wintery mountains where your breath hangs in the air in front of you. The sheer exhilaration of being alive at more than 700 metres above sea level. And then back into the warmth – where you can wrap yourself up in thick fur blankets or relax in the pool. Anyone who spends time at the Copperhill Mountain Lodge enjoys a magical, wintery experience.
Architect Peter Bohlin created the lodge resort at the top of Mount Förberget in Jämtland, in the remote landscape of North Sweden. Copperhill is part of Choice Hotels Scandinavia and is a member of the Design Hotels. All the furnishings reflect closeness to nature: fur rugs, light and warm wood in spacious rooms decorated with branches and fir cones. In the lobby, the fir trees even seem to grow out of the mantelpiece.
The winters are long and cold in Sweden, and cosy warmth and light play an important role in the resort: an open fire burns in the lobby, the corridors are illuminated with lights and candles, whilst comfortable armchairs with blankets invite guests to while away the hours. Duravit design was selected for the en-suite bathrooms, which feature Bacino washbasins and Duraplus toilets. The spacious wellness area boasts a Blue Moon pool, which is ideal for warming up and relaxing. Various whirl systems in the pool ensure a large variety of massage effects, ranging from targeted muscular relaxation to an invigorating bath. This is the ideal way to relax after winter sports or a cold walk.
Another unique feature is »The Villa«, an exclusive, private lodging that is situated next to the mountain resort. On the outside, a large wooden house, on the inside, «The Villa« is all about design. The modern architecture in the rooms is the work of interior designer Anemone Wille Våge. The bathrooms are styled with 2nd floor ceramic, furniture and bathtubs by Duravit. As the exclusive wooden house is part of the resort, warmth, light and closeness to nature are, of course, key elements.
Duravit Aktiengesellschaft, www.duravit.de
Pictures: Jonas Kullmann