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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.

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.

Ski passes for 2017/18 season announced

Aug 10, 2017

The Aspen Skiing Co. has released its 2017-18 season pass prices.

  Faced with the need for an additional 100 beds a year over the next decade, the Aspen Skiing Company hired a specific project manager just to work on solutions for housing employees.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

It’s a cold night in early December. It’s already pitch black outside, even though it’s just after 5 p.m. A few snowflakes are coming down, which is a good sign for those whose entire jobs rely on snowfall.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

 Typically, the weekend after the Thanksgiving kick-off of Aspen’s ski season, the Aspen Skiing Company has hundreds of lessons available. But, with Elk Camp Meadows the only guaranteed terrain, those are a no-go for this weekend.

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The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft environmental impact statement for new recreation opportunities at Snowmass ski area. The proposed projects would significantly add to summer recreation on the mountain.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Crimes associated with methamphetamine are making headlines in newspapers up and down the valley. But whether that indicates an uptick in crime is unlikely.

 

 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies: Accused meth dealer shoots up woman’s car

Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Company

The Meeting happens in early October each year in Aspen. The three-day event started yesterday, and concludes tomorrow. One Friday event discusses how virtual reality is changing the action sports film industry.

Related to sell Base Village assets in Snowmass

Sep 20, 2016
Courtesy of Stay Aspen Snowmass

Related Companies announced Tuesday that it is selling its Base Village assets to East West Partners, the Aspen Skiing Co. and an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.

After a recession and bankruptcy, a drawn-out approval process and an aborted sale in 2015, Related Colorado has finally dumped Base Village from its portfolio. It has owned the development off and on since 2007. SkiCo owned it before then.

Ann Driggers / courtesy photo

 The June 5 closing date on Aspen mountain marked quite a lengthy ski season. But there are valley locals who push the extended season to the extreme. On June 20, the longest day of the year, Ann Driggers was hoofing it up Independence Pass, seeking a few more turns.

Is Aspen worth it?

Jun 8, 2016
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

As the largest employer in the valley, the Aspen Skiing Company has a lot of heft when it comes to local issues. From endorsing ballot measures, to providing housing, to driving the economy, the character of the resort is in many ways synonymous with the company. Now, SkiCo is working to fully understand the community it defines.

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Aspen mountain will again be open for skiing this weekend.

“We have pretty decent snow still and we like to ski and snowboard, that’s the fundamental driver,” explained Rich Burkley, Aspen Skiing Company. “Second I think it’s the right thing to do for the community and the resort.”

Elise Thatcher / Aspen Public Radio

Putting on a world-class event takes an enormous amount of work — a year out from hosting the FIS World Cup finals the Aspen Skiing Co. is preparing for events on and off the mountain.

Barbara Platts

 

Closing days for the four mountains began yesterday at Buttermilk, where skiers and snowboarders came out for Bacon Appreciation Day.

Valley Roundup 12-4-15

Dec 4, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

A local development group has unveiled its plans for the base of Aspen Mountain’s westside. Will it include a new chairlift that reaches town?

Gorsuch Haus hotel unveiling draws a packed house

Two key planners in the city of Aspen are leaving their jobs to start their own consulting business. The future of development policy will be shaped by their replacements.

Warm Weather Leads to Unstable Area Snow

Mar 18, 2015
Aspen Snowmass/Jeremy Swanson

The Aspen Skiing Company closed 30% of the terrain on three of its mountains Wednesday. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

There’s been at least four nights where temperatures did not allow for the snow to freeze, causing instability on the steep stuff. Company spokesman Jeff Hanle.

An inside view of a mountain "sweep"

Feb 23, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

Ski patrollers on Aspen Mountain have many jobs but none may be as crucial as their last task: the final sweep of the ski area. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason joined one and filed this report.

Your Morning News - January 30th, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Garfield County to Online Auction Surplus

Garfield County hopes to make some extra cash from surplus equipment like cars or furniturde. The County is in its first round of an online auction for no-longer needed items. Chief Procurement Officer Jamaica Watts explains that Eagle County and other comparable governments are already using the service.

“The public can go on and register, they can put in bids, they can put in proxy bids. We can actually watch it in real time and know what’s going on. It’s kind of like eBay.”

Garfield County can also make sure the price doesn’t go below what the items are valued at. Officials believe this will be more affordable, effective and transparent than the previous method of storing items for long periods of time, and selling at a regular auction.

Setting it up online is technically free, but does require staff time. Buyers also pay an additional 10% of the price to the County. Garfield County is in the middle of its first auction. Watts says the response has been bigger than expected, so far, with multiple bids for several vehicles.

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More families in the Roaring Fork Valley need access to affordable early childhood education. That was the message from a panel discussion in Aspen Tuesday. Aspen’s mayor joined four others from the non profit and business sectors on stage at the Wheeler. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.