Special Prices for Rentals & Tuning

Tell your friends! Tell your guests!  Ski and snowboard equipment rentals will be available at special prices from Four Mountain Sports: 40% off rentals Nov. 17 through Nov. 21, 2018 A 20% discount will also be available for Silver, Gold or Platinum tunes.

Mountain Update — Nov. 13, 2018

Pull the Trigger, Drop the Rope, Flash Openings…. we are ready! Get your pass early…. you don’t want to be waiting in that line on opening day. **Employees, we will not be able to pick up passes on the opening Saturday at Aspen Mountain. Please get your pass now or head to Snowmass on the weekend.** A big thanks to the …

Flex Session Sale — Nov. 19

All ASC employees are invited to attend the annual Flex Session Sale. Purchase directly from vendors and brand representatives at great prices — ski and snowboard gear, clothing, accessories. Bring your current pass to enter! Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bumps at Buttermilk Bring your 2018/2019 pass to enter! Click here for more details. Vendors that have …

Get Fired Up Party — Dec. 5

Join ASC coworkers and Get Fired Up for 2018/2019 winter! Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Bumps at Buttermilk *GAMES*   *FOOD & DRINK*   *MUSIC* View full event details here. Bring your 2018/2019 employee pass for entry. This party is for employees only — no guests are permitted.  

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Join Us at Pro Fair — Dec. 4 and 20

Are you ready for a totally new Pro Fair experience? We’ve dramatically changed this event to better meet Pros’ needs and the needs of our business! This year, we look forward to hosting a more social event where you can learn as you socialize… what may be best described as a “Snow Pro Trade Show.” You can network with other …

Mountain Update — Nov. 8, 2018

Hello again, This time last year we were keeping our fingers crossed for snow and cold temperatures. It worked…. Just about a year later! We had a fantastic summer on Aspen and Snowmass with several activities that ranged from mountain biking to challenge courses, climbing walls to zip line tours, but winter is on the mind. We are excited about …

Uphilling Meeting Nov. 12 at Limelight Aspen

Join with members of the community and coworkers from the Aspen Skiing Company for a conversation about uphilling on our mountains. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Limelight Hotel, Aspen Click here for full details.

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Sample Email from Pro to Guest

Reaching out to your guests before the season begins is a great way to stay in touch and start filling your calendar. A simple text, email or phone call goes a long way. Here’s a sample email you can use to contact your guests. Feel free to copy, paste, edit and customize. Dear _______, Winter is here in Aspen Snowmass! …

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Join Ascendigo for Winter 2018/2019

Ascendigo Autism Services is a PSIA-registered adaptive ski and snowboard school for people on the Autism Spectrum. Ascendigo is seeking qualified instructors to provide adaptive, private ski and snowboard lessons, through Aspen Skiing Company, for the 2018/2019 winter season. Credited training will be provided during the first weekend of December and throughout the winter. No prior adaptive experience is required. If …

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Fall 2018 Health Fair: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Blood Work and Flu Shots Offered at Health Fair DATES & TIMES: Friday, November 30th, 6:30 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1st, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.  PLACE:       Bumps at the base of Buttermilk SIGN UP:   Information to be shared shortly Flu Shots Available Now Flu shots are currently available at any City Market in the valley for all employees and their …

Fall 2018 Four Mountain/D+E Blowout Sale

The 2018 Annual Blowout Sale takes place Nov. 2-4, with a special opportunity for ASC employees to shop the sale early on Thursday, Nov. 1. Four Mountain Sports/D&E holds the sale at the Westin Conference Center in Snowmass Village. Remember to bring your 2018/2019 employee Aspen Card to enter! For more details about the sale, click here. Click here to …

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Complete Your Work Ready Assessment for 2018/2019 Winter Season

Before you can attend on-snow training or work on snow you must complete your Work Ready assessment. This assessment is conducted by Elevation Health, the administrators of our Mind Body Spirit wellness program. Have you created your new profile and registered for your assessment yet? If not, click here. When creating your new profile, select “Aspen Skiing Company” for the company …

Pick Up Your Uniform — November 2018

Pick up your uniform for winter 2018/2019 during one of the “walk in” dates for the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. Please note these dates are only for our department. No appointment is needed. Dates: November 16, 19, 20 and 21, 2018 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Place:  Aspen Airport Business Center, Building 407 You will need …

Angus Graham Memorial Fund

The Carbondale Clay Center shared an email about the Angus L. Graham Memorial Fund on September 6, 2018. The Fund exists to further the Carbondale Clay Center’s mission to introduce, inspire and support aspiring artists and hobbyists, and to enrich the lives of children and adults in the Roaring Fork Valley by making ceramic art programs available to all. The …

Inside Tracks Expands to Limelight Snowmass

Inside Tracks is a collaborative program between the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass and the Limelight Hotel, which began during the 2010/2011 season. For the 2018/2019 season, the program is being expanded to include the new Limelight Hotel in Snowmass Village and is looking to add experienced pros to the team. The program starts in January and runs …

Pick Up 2018/2019 Employee and Dependent Passes

Employee and dependent passes are now being issued and both the Aspen Mountain Gondola and Snowmass Gondola Ticket Offices are currently open 7 days a week. Please see below for office hours and the scheduled opening of other offices. Employees will receive one 2018/2019 employee Aspen Card at pick up. Additional Aspen Cards can be purchased for $5 and this fee …

AVSC Needs Nordic Coaches — Winter 2018/2019

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is looking for energetic Nordic skiers to help coach its recreational youth program, the Bill Koch Youth Ski League. This program, for children ages 5-11, is in need of local skiers of all experience levels to coach and be role models for the 2018/2019 winter season. See the attached for more details. If you’re interested, …

Summer 2019 Transportation in Aspen

In the summer of 2019, the City of Aspen will launch an initiative called Shift, which involves listening to the community’s feedback and providing new transportation choices that could bring ease and happiness to residents’ daily life. You can learn more at Shift’s website. You can also help provide input by taking the four-minute survey posted there. Click here to …

ASC Greenletter, September 2018

This one-page newsletter was issued on Sept. 14, 2018 by Auden Schendler, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company. Click here to read the newsletter. Click to view other stories in Global News.

Message from Auden Schendler – August 2018

Email send date: August 27, 2018 Subject: Unsolicited Advice: Celebrate This Big Victory on Climate and Energy All: I wanted ASC employees to be among the first to know about a nation-leading clean energy victory that broke this afternoon. The state of Colorado just approved a plan to retire two coal plants and add a huge amount of new wind and solar …

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Aspen-Area Drought and Wildfire Update

The drought we had during the winter of 2017/2018 continued into the spring and summer in Aspen and unfortunately made for terribly dry conditions. As you’ve likely heard, a wildfire started in Basalt on the evening of July 3 and affected parts of El Jebel, Basalt, Willits and Missouri Heights and threatened surrounding areas. Many of our friends and coworkers …

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Fort Frog Rebuild

Two years ago, Fort Frog at Buttermilk burned down and was completely destroyed. Built by the late Jerry Berg and named in honor of another one of our beloved pros, the fort was a place kids loved to explore and always provided the perfect location for snowball fights. This summer, Facilities, Maintenance, the Planning Department, and Buttermilk Operations have been …

Mountain Operations Update, August 2018

All four mountains have snowmaking projects that are ongoing. Snowmass, Highlands and Buttermilk are adding new snowmaking lines to cover additional acreage, and Aspen Mountain is being considered for snowmaking to the summit to be put in during summer 2019. Up 4 Pizza restaurant on Snowmass is getting a face lift with new siding, new windows and a bit of …

ProCard Available Now for 2018/2019

ProCard is the place to put in all your private lesson bookings for winter. Take a little time to log in to https://procard.aspensnowmass.com by using your employee number as your username and the password you’ve already set. Can’t remember your password? Please contact your mountain’s ski school office starting October 1st and they can help reset it. aspenschool@aspensnowmass.com highlandsschool@aspensnowmass.com buttermilkschool@aspensnowmass.com …

Stay in Shape this Fall

Our Mind Body Spirit (MBS) wellness program continues offering free classes to employees throughout the year. Why not take advantage of these classes now? This way you’re sure to stay fit and be ready to start winter strong. Check out the MBS website www.asc-mbs.com to see what is offered. Work Ready fitness exam dates are available now and MBS has a new registration …

Snowmass Bike Park Runs Through September 30th

You can get in all your 2-wheeled rides this summer then welcome fall with weekend bike park action in Snowmass. The Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chairlift run daily through September 3, then weekends only starting September 8 and ending September 30. Don’t miss twilight riding with Bonus Bike Nights on Tuesdays through August 21. For full operations details …

Return Uniforms By May 1, 2018

The last day of access to locker rooms will be Friday, April 20, 2018. Access codes will be removed. Keep in mind that there is a company-wide closure, so managers will be off  from work as well. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR RETURNING YOUR UNIFORM!!!! Deadline for uniform return is Tuesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m. After this date, late fees will …

MBS Back Injury Prevention Clinic

  Join MBS to discuss how to avoid back injuries while on the job and in daily life. Topics will include: proper movement patterns and lifting. Specific attention will be paid to how to do this on snow and reverse the degenerative process common with on mountain wear and tear. Monday, March 26th at 4:30pm Cubs Lobby at the Treehouse

Interski Aspen 50th Anniversary

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Interski in Aspen, Colorado — the only International Congress of Ski Instructors ever held in the United States. To mark that milestone and honor the 24 men and women who used that world stage to skillfully represent you and the best of what a distinctly American approach to skiing had to …

We Want Your Feedback — 2017/18 Season

We invite you to provide feedback for our management team for the 2017/18 season. The intent of these surveys is to obtain input from a variety of co-workers at different levels within the school. We conduct these assessments so that employees can develop their personal improvement goals for the year. As an evaluator, your responses are anonymous. We ask you …

Mountain Update — Jan. 19, 2018

Every day I see folks on the slopes and in restaurants smiling, and enjoying their time in Aspen Snowmass. This link takes you to Mike Kaplan’s Op Ed written in the Aspen Times, and brings in a phrase I am also hearing often… ’’It ain’t so bad”.  https://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/challenges-of-tough-season-brings-out-aspens-best/ Spirits are high as there is more snow in the forecast. We …

Employee Stay Program — Experience ASC Hotels

Dear ASC Colleagues, First and foremost, Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings health and happiness to you and your loved ones. As we start 2018, we are excited to launch a new and improved Employee Stay Program and invite each of you to Live Passionately at one of our hotel properties. As you may know, Aspen Skiing Company owns …

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Hydroelectric Power Plant Tour January 21

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the Fanny Hill “chocolate factory” at Snowmass? On Sunday, January 21, Aspen Skiing Company will host tours of the building’s Micro Hydroelectric power plant so you can find out! Stop by between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a tour and a free hot dog (beef and vegetarian options). Open to employees and guests. Sunday, …

Buttermilk Parking Dec. 2017 – Feb. 2018

To save parking for our guests during the busy holiday times and X Games there is NO EMPLOYEE PARKING AT MAIN BUTTERMILK DECEMBER 26TH – FEBRUARY 4TH AND ON FEBRUARY 10TH Alternative options include: Ride the RFTA bus – $40 punch pass sold for $15 and remember to save used bus passes to enter drawing for cash! Park @ Intercept Lot …

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Special January Discounts for Employees

Aspen Skiing Company wants to express its gratitude for your hard work thus far this season. Visit any on-mountain restaurant in January and show your employee pass… you’ll get 40% off whether you’re working or not! See the attached for additional information. Click to view other stories in Global News

Employee Dinners — January 2018

Aspen Skiing Company has put additional Employee Dinners on the calendar to show its appreciation and support for employees. The free dinners are scheduled for 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 16 at Buttermilk Jan. 23 at Snowmass Jan. 30 at Buttermilk Feb. 6 at Buttermilk Please bring your employee pass. See the attached flyer for full …

Mountain Update — Jan. 8, 2018

Instead of just using the Magic 8 Ball to ask questions, we are going to play the game of ‘what if’… What if we get another 3-6 inches of snow, or more? What might open? It never goes quite as planned, so we have to be somewhat flexible. That said, for planning purposes, here is what we do know. At …

Mountain Update — Jan. 4, 2018

We have snowflakes showing on weather apps! That said, as conditions potentially stay the same we are working to manage snow, move it, make it and shape runs to keep skiing/riding available. If you keep your eyes peeled you may see some of the awesome efforts that are happening on the slopes and behind the scenes. A fair amount of …

Mountain Update — Dec. 31, 2017

Happy New Year! Where is the silver lining? We ask that when we know that there is good in what may not be the best of scenarios. We are experiencing tough conditions, the likes of those not seen since the 70’s. It is not as easy as it has been in years past.  So, where is the silver lining? Maybe …

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Teaching Terrain Update – 12/23

With recent snow and more on the way, terrain is changing every day.   Due to abnormal conditions, the difficulty level of some terrain has increased.   We will  endeavor to keep this post updated throughout the holiday season.   Snowmass Funnel Level 6 Trestle/ lower Green Cabin  Level 6 Dawdler Level 5 for head wall/  Level 4 for the bypass( will …