809 S Aspen

  • photo courtesy Aspen Historical Society


1965 more 60s


Donald W. Kirk, Jr. (Structural Engineer)


Modern Chalet



The Shadow Mountain Condominiums, located at the top of Aspen Street (809 S. Aspen) near Lift No. 1, the original skiers’ portal to Aspen Mountain, are sited into the ski hill. Designed by Fort Worth, Texas, consulting engineer Donald W. Kirk for a Fort Worth client, Charles Haws of Haws & Garrett General Contractors, Inc., the complex combines traditional chalet and modern variations. The buildings step up the mountain, the many gable roofs stacked like chalets in alpine Switzerland. Though the Aspen Times referred to Shadow Mountain as an “instant Chinatown,” the designer stated that he was thinking about the Swiss chalets that characterized resort Aspen.