Health Insurance Reminders — Act by May 15, 2019

As a reminder, those employees who currently have coverage through Aspen Skiing Company’s health insurance should be sure to take several actions before May 15, 2019 if you want to keep this coverage in place for next year: Visit a primary physician for a preventive care visit before May 31, 2019 so that your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is fully …

Returning Uniforms — April 2019

Please return your uniform to the Wardrobe Department at Building 407, Unit K, Aspen Airport Business Center. Make sure it is clean and dry. No appointment is needed for the dates/times shown directly below. April 1 through April 5, 2019 Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. April 8 through May 1, 2019 Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. …

Spring Pass Sale with Ikon Base Access

This email was sent at 8:05 a.m. MT on April 2, 2019 Dear Fellow Employees, I have exciting news to share, today we’re announcing our first ever Spring Pass Sale, which includes a complimentary Ikon Base with the purchase of an Aspen Snowmass Premier Pass. Launching pass sales now for next year is an unprecedented move for ASC and allows …

Health & Wellness Fair — April 3 and 4, 2019

This email was sent on March 29, 2019 Hi all, Open Enrollment begins on April 1 and goes until May 15, 2019. It is the one time of year that you can make changes to your health insurance without a life changing event/status change. To learn about changes and information regarding the upcoming plan year, please sign up for one …

Forest Service Approves Pandora’s Development

This press release was issued by the U.S. Forest Service on March 22, 2019 Media Contact: Roger Poirier, Mountain Sports Program Manager, 970-366-1316 Forest Service approves Pandora’s Development and Snowmaking projects at Aspen Mountain ASPEN, Colo. – The Forest Service has issued the Final Decision for the Aspen Mountain Pandora’s Development and Summit Snowmaking projects. The decision authorizes the development of 180 …

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Op-Ed from Mike Kaplan — March 2019

This email was sent from Mike Kaplan on March 14, 2019 Dear fellow employees, Please see the attached op-ed, which I sent to the local papers for tomorrow’s editions. We are having one of the best snow years I can remember, and everyone in the valley should be celebrating, nursing their sore legs from endless powder days and smiling from …

Internal Job Fair — March 25, 2019

Attend an internal job fair for positions with Camp Aspen Snowmass and the Ski & Snowboard Schools. Job screenings for summer and winter positions will be held on Monday, March 25 at the Treehouse in Snowmass, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details. Successful candidates for Ski & Snowboard Schools positions will be invited to an on-snow interview …

360 Management and Lead Pro Reviews – A Request for Your Feedback

Dear S3 team members, We invite you to provide feedback for our management team for the 2018/19 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 further develop their leadership skills. As an evaluator, your responses are anonymous. We ask you …

March 14 Event at Limelight Aspen

This information came from an email from Auden Schendler sent March 4, 2019 On March 14, 2019 we have a great Aspen U at Limelight Aspen (6:00 p.m. start, beer flows at 5:30.) Science reporter Christie Aschwanden will talk about her new book “Good to Go.” Details about the book can be found here: https://www.goodtogobook.com/  (Kind of a must see for the …

Ski School vs. Ski Patrol Hockey Game March 9th

Join with friends and attend this hockey game benefiting Shining Stars Foundation. March 9, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Aspen Ice Garden $20 at door Click here for full details.

New Offers from The North Face

There’s a new Pro Program from The North Face for Aspen Snowmass pros. This program is brought to you directly from The North Face and is offered to qualified and current outdoor professionals. You can save 50% off products found on https://www.thenorthface.com To register, please visit https://www.thenorthfacepro.com/ We will share more details as they become available.

Volunteer to Help Shining Stars

For many years we have hosted the Shining Stars annual winter games (https://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/programs). Shining Stars serves children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Their programs help children move past just trying to survive, to thriving and living again. Throughout the winter games, children are reminded of life beyond their illness while learning to ski, enjoying dance parties, movie nights, …

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Email from Mike Kaplan — Feb. 26, 2019

Dear Fellow Employees: I’ve got to confess that while I was confident we would bounce back from last year’s tough snow year, I never imagined we would bounce back this high. What a year! It’s been heartening to see the local community show its devotion to skiing and riding: weekends have been super busy, with local pass usage up nearly …

Volunteer with Disabled Vets Winter Sports Clinic

The Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic arrives at Aspen Airport on Saturday March 30 and departs April 6, 2019. On those two days, volunteers are needed at the airport to help lift disabled veterans out of their plane seats and into high-backed airplane-specific wheelchairs. Working in teams of two, the volunteers then wheel the veterans off the plane and reunite …

2019 Discussion on Work-Related Injuries

Risk Awareness and Decision Making has been areas of focus for the school for a number of years.  This focus has yielded some very positive results.   As a school, we have created a culture of openness and made fierce and critical conversations about risk management not only common place, but expected.  We have created a culture of ownership and accountability, …

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Strategy, Work Allocation Values, and Priority

The schools mission, vision, and strategy, which ultimately lives in the S3 Operations Manual, attempts to succinctly answer the questions: Why are we here? Who do we want to be? How do we get there? The answers to these questions serve as a guide for the collective decision making process of the management team, ultimately determining what we will and …

Valle Nevado Apres Party on Feb. 23, 2019

A team from the Valle Nevado ski area in Chile is hosting a party to familiarize Aspen Snowmass guests and employees with its resort! Valle Nevado is part of the Mountain Collective and the Ikon Pass. Prizes include a 5-night stay for two people and two Mountain Collective passes. Aspen Skiing Company employees are eligible to win these prizes. Please …

Employee Dinner on Feb. 21, 2019

Join with fellow employees for a free Cuban-themed dinner at Bumps Restaurant, Base of Buttermilk, hosted by Mike Kaplan and ASC senior staff. Click here for more information. Employee Dinner at Bumps Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bring your employee ski pass as proof of employment for entry and a government-issued ID if you would like to …

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President’s Week Blackout Period for Four Mountain Sports

On Feb. 15, 2019, Four Mountain Sports began its blackout period for employee equipment rentals and tune services. This is in effect until Feb .24, 2019. Four Mountain Sports welcomes your business following President’s week, where your discounts will be restored to: 50% off equipment rentals 1 free Gold Tune (if you have not used it already), and 50% off …

Email from Mike Kaplan Feb. 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Employees, As you all know, Aspen attracts a lot of media attention and some stories play up the stereotypes of wealth and celebrity. Though we always try to steer journalists away from that angle, it often remains part of the narrative. However, what was published in Bloomberg this week (included below) was offensive and crossed a line and …

Employee Tyler Hamm

From: Kaplan, Mike Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:34 PM To: ALL Subject: Tyler Hamm Dear Fellow Employees, It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I write this email to tell you of the tragic death of one of our employees today at Snowmass. Tyler Hamm was a cook at the Lynn Britt Cabin, a passionate snowboarder and a friend to …

Mountain Update — Feb. 2, 2019

X Games was in the house! Huge thanks to everyone that put energy, hours and passion into supporting this event at Buttermilk, and in the Valley this last weekend—we know how busy it was, and we are grateful. Congratulations to ASC in capturing this event for the next 5 years. Speaking of fun events at Buttermilk, Aspen Snowmass will play host …

Health Plan Update and Eligibility

THIS INFORMATION WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED FEB. 1, 2019 THEN THE DETAILS WERE UPDATED BASED ON DECISIONS MADE BY HUMAN RESOURCES AFTER MARCH 1, 2019 Don’t forget that to earn the company contribution portion of the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) dollars for the next plan year (beginning June 1, 2019,) you and anyone else in your family covered by our health …

Highlands Parking Feb. 2, 2019

As a reminder, there is no employee parking at Highlands on the weekends throughout the winter season. Please note that on Saturday, February 2, 2019, AVSC’s nordic event and age class races will be filling the Aspen schools’ parking lots. Rather than park at the Aspen schools, please use one of these alternatives: The shuttle between Buttermilk and Highlands will run …

New Music Festival April 5-7, 2019

This press release was issued on January 28, 2019 Aspen Snowmass Announces The Après Music Festival April 5-7, 2019 Featuring Two Nights of The String Cheese Incident and a Performance by Umphrey’s McGee ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.—Jan. 28, 2019— Aspen Snowmass will play host to a brand-new, music and mountain festival at the base of Buttermilk Mountain on Panda Peak, Apr. …

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and More

This email was sent to ASC staff on Jan. 18, 2019 Habitat for Humanity is building homes in Basalt (behind Basalt High School). Once completed, this project will provide 27 affordable homes for teachers and families. Volunteer slots are available for groups or individuals through June. Individual volunteer shifts are available on select Fridays and Saturdays, 9am – 3pm, between now …

Buttermilk Parking During 2019 X Games

Please note that there is no ASC employee parking at Buttermilk until February 4, 2019. Limited parking for guests is available through February 18. If the pro is in the same car as their guests, they may park at Buttermilk from now through February 18. Highlands employees who are working at Highlands on a weekend can park at Buttermilk during …

Feeling Sad or Stressed? Use These Support Services 

A change in seasons. A move from one town to another. Anxiety. Struggling to pay bills. A personal loss. Addiction. Getting ready for the holidays. Many things in life can make you feel overwhelmed, sad or stressed, but you don’t have to face these challenges alone. You can make a phone call or send a text right now, 24/7, to speak with a …

Parking at Highlands 2018/2019

The paid parking automated system for winter at Aspen Highlands went into effect on December 8, 2018. Please take time to read and understand the directions for employees and guests on how to enter and exit the parking lot gate. Please note there is a holiday black out period — employees cannot park at Highlands Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 through Sunday, …

Free Dinner For Employees — Dec. 17

Join with ASC friends and coworkers on Monday, December 17, 2018 for a free dinner at Bumps. Bring your 2018/2019 employee pass to enter. DATE:   Monday, Dec. 17 TIME:   5:30 – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Bumps at Buttermilk Click here for more details.

Aspen Snowmass Town Race Series

Alpine racing has deep roots in the Roaring Fork Valley, our history with the sport runs as deep as any other snow-sports town in the country. One only has to spend several minutes around the locker room table at Aspen Mountain during a World Cup or drinking a beer (or soda) at the tuning benches in the Timbermill to see …

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Parking at Snowmass 2018/2019

As a reminder, employees commuting to Snowmass Village can only park at the Intercept Lot or Black Saddle Lot. Employees cannot park in the Rodeo/Town Lot, Two Creeks Lot or the Base Village Lot as those are for use by our guests. If you have a permit for a numbered town lot, you can certainly park there. Thank you.

Base Village Grand Opening Dec. 15

All, Please join us on Saturday, December 15th, as we officially welcome the community to the next phase of Snowmass’ history with the Grand Opening of Limelight Hotel Snowmass, a new Four-Mountain Sports store and the new Base Village plaza. East West Partners, Aspen Skiing Company and Snowmass Tourism have put together a great celebration for everyone to enjoy. An …

Win Cash with Your Used Bus Pass

You have a chance to earn cash when you leave your car at home, ride a bike, take the bus, walk, carpool – do anything other than drive by yourself to work. Thanks to the City of Aspen’s Transportation Opportunities Program, gift cards worth a total of $615 will be given to 8 lucky winners each month in December, January, February …

Fort Frog Grand Re-Opening Dec. 8

Gather with ASC coworkers, guests and members of the community to cut the ribbon and open the new Fort Frog! Join in for all the fun on the “No Problem” trail at Buttermilk. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 Ribbon Cutting at 1:00 p.m. Open House runs through 2:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

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 additional event details here. Bring your 2018/2019 employee pass for entry. This party is for employees only — no guests are permitted. More Info on Tug of War The 4th Annual Tug of War …

From Everest to Aspen — Dec. 7 Event

On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, you can hear legendary mountaineer David Breashears discuss climate change and Himalayan glaciers and show stunning photos. Date:  Friday, Dec. 7 Place:  Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Presentation:  5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Reception:  6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Click here for full details. If you want to go, use this code for an ASC discount: local_2018.

Mountain Update — Dec. 1, 2018

Three Mountains open and the snow is falling! What a change over last year, eh? (…note to self…much easier to open with natural snow) This morning was laden with fresh powder…big thanks to everyone that helped to get Aspen Highlands open a few minutes early today, a week early for this season, and as early as December 1st for the first …

50% Off at Rustique

Rustique Bistro in Aspen is offering a special discount for employees of Aspen Skiing Company. Enjoy 50% off the dinner menu November 30 through December 12, 2018! Bring your employee pass and enjoy! Good for up to 6 people at your table. Click here for full details. Rustique Bistro, 216 South Monarch Street, Aspen, CO Click here to read other …