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Aspen is in full swing with the World Cup finals hosting the best skiers in the world for five days. And there’s been some fast skiing, which means some gnarly crashes, too.

And it’s obvious that these athletes who are flying down the mountain at 80 miles per hour aren’t in it for the money. They do it because they love it.

80 years of ski racing history in 60 minutes

It seems business was up in just about every sector during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, based on reports from the Aspen Skiing Company and the resort community. Huge records were posted in the lodging sector as well.

 

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A newspaper editor in Glenwood Springs is catching heat for cutting off vulgar comments on his Facebook’s community forum page. Those censored argue their right to freedom of speech is being violated.

The days between Christmas and New Year’s were the busiest in Aspen Skiing Company’s history. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with SkiCo president and CEO Mike Kaplan about the numbers and the carrying capacity of town.

The Aspen Skiing Company and two firms closed on the sale of Snowmass Base Village Thursday.

 

Barbara Platts

 

Now that Mother Nature has awoken from her slumber, let the real skiing begin.

 

Almost a week after what was to be the official opening day on Aspen Mountain, the Aspen Skiing Co. will have to top-to-bottom skiing and riding starting Wednesday.

 

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There are three seats open on Snowmass Village Town Council in this fall’s election, including the mayor’s post. Five candidates debated issues facing the resort town on Aspen Public Radio on Wednesday.

Temperatures are dropping and snow is starting to fall in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspenweather.net's Cory Gates has made his winter predictions and it looks like it will be better than last season. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with Gates about his winter outlook.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A massive illegal pot grow near Rifle got busted up this week and over a dozen Chinese nationals working the crop were arrested. Police think they may be the victims of slave labor.

3,000 pot plants seized in illegal Garfield County grow

And in nearby Battlement Mesa, residents are trying to stave off a wastewater injection well from being put in their backyards.

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  After eight years of stalled development at Base Village in Snowmass, a new development group, which includes the Aspen Skiing Company, is taking over. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor at the Aspen Daily News and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

You can hear more of the conversation which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of Glenwood Post Independent at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

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More than 70 Park City business people, government officials and nonprofit leaders are planning a visit to Aspen next month as part of their annual pilgrimage to other ski resort towns.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

All of the tearing down of homes and buildings in Pitkin County means most of that debris is heading to the landfill, which has 15 years left of life on it. City of Aspen officials are considering making it mandatory to recycle that material.

Hard choices 
are forecast for construction waste diversion

SkiCo already promoting World Cup Finals

Aug 18, 2016
Ryer Gardenswartz

 Aspen Snowmass looks to make a statement and get back on the international skiing map with the 2017 World Cup FInals.

The Aspen Skiing Company hosted its annual gathering with the chamber of commerce yesterday to discuss downhill skiing’s biggest event.

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Vail Resorts bought Whistler this week for $1 billion. How that will affect attracting guests to Aspen/Snowmass is a question industry observers are asking.

How Aspen/Snowmass will compete against Vail Resorts now that the conglomerate bought Whistler is on the minds of many. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

You can hear more of the conversation at 3:30 p.m. right here on Aspen Public Radio news.

The Aspen Skiing Co. has released its 2016-17 season pass price structure.

 

Most pass prices rose slightly with skiers and riders paying between $30 and $50 more than last year. The Premier Pass, providing unlimited skiing and riding on all four mountains, costs $1,799 if purchased before Sept. 9. The same pass with a chamber of commerce discount is $1,299. Prices go up after the super early season deadline.

Aspen Snowmass plans to make summers more fun

Aug 1, 2016
Ryer Gardenswartz

Aspen Skiing Company has big plans to add summer features to it’s recreation options, in hopes of making the summer months just as enticing as winter.

 

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The Aspen affordable housing program is in a mid-life crisis of sorts. How to manage nearly 3,000 subsidized units is weighing on public officials.

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