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 …

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Health Plan Update and Eligibility

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 plan must have a routine visit with a primary care physician or OB-GYN between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. This visit must …

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 …

Mountain Update — Nov. 26, 2018

Thanks to the Snowmass team for a stellar opening on Thanksgiving Day! The weather was perfect, the energy high, and there were smiles on so many faces. Another week has gone by, and with some new snow on the ground, why not open another mountain? This coming Saturday, December 1st, Aspen Highlands will open, adding more opportunities to get outside …

Mountain Update — Nov. 19, 2018

Jaw dropping! …. What an opening on Aspen Mountain! Huge thanks to the to the folks that came out to enjoy the day, and immense gratitude to the teams of employees that made it all available. The Epic Flag was flying for Saturday and Sunday—a temporary statement to how amazing it is to be open this early for the season. …

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 …

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.

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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:   https://aspensnowmass.lifehealthevents.com/ Flu Shots Available Now Flu shots are currently available at any City Market in the valley for all employees and their dependents. Each individual needs …

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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 …

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.