Aspen Skiing Company

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Aspen Skiing Company wants to make some changes to the Sam’s Knob area on Snowmass.  The U.S. Forest Service is now taking public comment on the plans.

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Local skiers will be carrying solar-powered torches down Little Nell before Aspen’s annual Winterskol fireworks display. Those lights will go on to power a community in Fiji.

  The Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to entice college students, who are visiting for the Winter X Games, onto the slopes.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Topics include:

  • The City of Aspen works on reducing the volume of construction waste headed for the landfill

  • Organizers of the Aspen Ideas Festival gear up for next year’s gathering

  • Aspen Skiing Company’s workforce hits town

Aspen Public Radio News

Highland Bowl remained closed Monday after a series of large avalanches the day prior.

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Without snowmaking to fill in nature’s gaps, the chairlifts wouldn’t be running right now. And as Aspen Skiing Company taps area creeks to make it possible, it’s not without concern that it’s depleting natural resources.

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  For the first time in nearly a decade, Aspen Mountain will not be open for Thanksgiving Day skiing.

  Skiers and riders can expect to see new pass scanners on upper mountain lifts at Aspen Highlands this year.

 

The Aspen Skiing Company is staying out of most election decisions this year, but a few ballot measures have a direct impact on SkiCo and its employees.

The Aspen Skiing Company hopes to inform voters as part of its ongoing educational series.

Aspen Public Radio News

Jeremy Jones is the founder and president of Protect Our Winters (POW), a climate change advocacy group made up of winter sports athletes. He caught up with environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy at an event as part of last week’s ski industry get-together “The Meeting” to talk about his work in the past decade.

Residences at the Little Nell promotional photo

Five months after discovering fecal matter leaking from the Residences at the Little Nell into Aspen’s stormwater drainage, the hotel remains cut off from the city’s system.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company announced yesterday that it is accepting applications for grants to support environmental projects.

 

Dave Camara | Colorado Ski Country

Registration for the Colorado Ski Country USA’s 2016/2017 fifth and sixth Grade Passport Programs opened last week.

PRESS RELEASE-

ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.—Aug. 18, 2016 – For over a decade, The Meeting has marked the approaching winter season for snow sports enthusiasts, filmmakers, athletes, industry insiders, media and fans.

Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

  The Aspen Skiing Company said Aspen Mountain will be open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, in a press release that came out Monday.

Residences at the Little Nell promotional photo

 The Aspen Skiing Company says it’s fixed a sewer problem at its upscale condos in Aspen.

Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

 

Skiers and snowboarders said goodbye to Aspen Mountain yesterday for the 2015/2016 season.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The source of the sewage stench wafting up from storm sewers in downtown Aspen has been identified.

Aspen officials zero in on source of foul odors

Aspen’s sewage leak lasted for more than a month

And in Snowmass, voters are being asked to buck up for a new sewage plant.

Elise Thatcher

A sewage leak in Aspen lasted for at least five weeks. Those and other details are coming to light as authorities continue to investigate what happened in the basement of expensive condos next to the Aspen Mountain gondola.

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