Professional big-mountain extreme skier Lexi DuPont has things figured out. The 26-year-old Sun Valley native spends most of the year traveling to competitions and shoots (up next this winter: Revelstoke, Japan, Alaska, Iceland, Greece, and Central America). When she returns to Idaho, DuPont has a 500-square-foot geodesic dome—complete with wooden shingles, a cow skull, and riverside hot springs—waiting for her. It’s a funky, idyllic, meditative spot, and we got the complete tour during an Eddie Bauer ski trip last weekend.
Dome sweet home! Last year, I made a very adult decision and decided to buy a house. And not just any house: I’m now the proud owner of a 1970s dome, located on two acres of property nestled between the Idaho National Forest and the Warm Springs River in my hometown.