A small window installed into the western side of a well-loved mountain hut. Operated by a rural ski club, it has been in continuous use on the site since 1925 and was rebuilt after bushfire in 1976. At an elevation of 1620m, it sits well above the snow line and is used as a base for cross-country skiers. The hut is in three parts: a locked interior with stove and table that sleeps 10 in a footprint of 16m2, an unlocked refuge shelter, and a large firewood store which is re-stocked annually.
The window faces west towards the adjacent mountain summit and late afternoon sun. Size and position is determined by the existing cladding boards and stud spacing. Construction utilises a welded steel angle frame, fixed outside the structure in the cladding zone, pre-glazed and fitted with folded galvanized steel shutters off site. The entire installation including demolition, flashing and fitting was completed in a day, and sealed up before an evening storm. At night the new glazed surface reflects the interior space out into the snow.