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For a ski rental shop at the base of Aspen Mountain, winter means big business when the resort opens. But right now, it’s pretty hard to say exactly what challenges will come with a mid-pandemic ski season.

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company is giving credit to 2019-2020 passholders after this winter’s season was cut short due to COVID-19. Passholders can receive up to $250 in credit for a non-chamber premier pass, but credit value is tiered for different passes, according to a release.

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado’s ski resorts are closed by order of the Governor, but some adventurous residents are still “uphilling” by hiking or skinning up the slopes. On Friday, Vail Resorts shut down uphill access at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte. Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs did the same Sunday.

Elise Thatcher

The Valley Health Alliance is a group of six of the largest employers in the Roaring Fork Valley. They've joined together to lower healthcare costs for employees and their dependents -- currently, about 6,000 people.

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

This story was updated at 12 p.m. Tuesday to include more details about the upcoming opening.

It’s official, skiing in Aspen will be getting started early for the second year in a row. The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday that Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will both open for daily operations on Saturday, Nov. 23. That date is five days ahead of the originally scheduled opening day.

Skico's Pandora Expansion Still Alive

Oct 28, 2019
Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

This Fall, The Aspen Skiing Company's (Skico) proposal to expand skiing into the Pandora area of Aspen Mountain was halted when county commissioners said no to a zoning change for the project. But Aspen Journalism’s Environmental Editor Elizabeth Stewart-Severy says Skico is asking to go back to the planning commission stage to try and keep the project alive.

Tyler Hamm Dies In Snowmass Terrain Park Accident

Feb 11, 2019
Aspen Skiing Company

Tyler Hamm, 20, died Sunday while snowboarding in the Snowmass Makaha Terrain Park. Hamm lived in Snowmass Village and worked for the Aspen Skiing Company at the Lynn Britt Cabin, an on-mountain restaurant near where the accident occured.

The Aspen Skiing Company announced a brand-new music festival at Buttermilk last week. "The Apres" will bring three days of performances from Umphrey’s McGee and The String Cheese Incident to town later this spring.  

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company expects top-to-bottom skiing when Aspen Mountain opens Saturday.

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Aspen Skiing Company announced Wednesday that it is once again stepping into the political arena with its latest advertising campaign; this season’s marketing focuses on climate change.

U.S. Forest Service

After a slow start to last ski season, Aspen Skiing Company wants to continue to develop its snowmaking capacity.

 

The Reporter Two Way: ACRA community updates

Apr 12, 2018
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  Each year, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association holds a community breakfast to look back at the winter season and forward to new business and tourism projects.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company will present its long-term plan for Aspen Mountain to the public Wednesday night.

Courtesy of Christy Severy

Aspen Skiing Company canceled the Full Moon Dinner that was scheduled at Buttermilk’s Cliffhouse Restaurant on Tuesday, as safety concerns are growing on area mountains.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation announced yesterday that, in its 20th year, it’s giving out more than $90,000 in grants.

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Aspen Skiing Company vice president of sustainability Auden Schendler is getting recognition in the industry for his work on climate awareness.

 

Valley Roundup: A year in review- Dec. 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

This week, we look back at the defining news events of 2017.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

December is ski season, with or without much natural snow. Aspen Skiing Company has relied on man-made snow to open local ski areas, but this comes with a cost.

Go Snowmass

This week, service members and veterans will gather in Aspen and Snowmass for Challenge America’s first-ever Military Ski Week.

Aspen Highlands opening delayed

Dec 6, 2017
Stay Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Highlands won’t open this week as planned. Instead, it’ll open Dec. 16.

Lineup for Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series announced

Dec 5, 2017

The lineup for Aspen Skiing Company’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series was announced this week.

SkiCo donates to local mental health initiatives

Nov 23, 2017
Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Skiing Company's brand-new philanthropic venture, the Caring for Community Fund, awarded $35,000 to 10 local organizations this week. Many of its recipients work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to provide mental health services.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company plans to open Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for limited skiing on Thanksgiving Day, but there’s not much snow.

 

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Aspen Skiing Company is looking for approval for a new lift on Highlands. The U.S. Forest Service is now taking public comment on several proposed projects at the ski area.

Aspen Snowmass sees record-breaking September

Oct 18, 2017

Aspen Snowmass had it’s busiest September ever. For the second year in a row the resort experienced more visitors in September than it did in June.

Millennials are out-skied by their parents

Oct 18, 2017
Catherine Aeppel

Millennials aren’t skiing or snowboarding as much as their parents, which is a problem for many ski areas. The Aspen Skiing Company is trying to attract people in their twenties and thirties.

The Reporter Two-Way: The Aspen Way

Oct 12, 2017
Dan Bayer / Aspen Skiing Company

 

 This fall, the Aspen Skiing Company released a new ad campaign, branding their company with the hashtag “The Aspen Way.”

SkiCo season passes feature art from Paula Crown

Oct 3, 2017
Aspen Skiing Company

This year’s Aspen Snowmass ski passes have a new look, designed by an owner of the Aspen Skiing Company.

Valley Roundup for Sept. 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, David Krause, editor of The Aspen Times, and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

 

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