Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/15/19

Thank you! Thank you for the whole season, thank you for last week! Thank you for everything you do!   Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 4/15/19: Safety Variable conditions out there that change drastically from top to bottom and morning to afternoon. Sue’s Section Big thank you to all of you. Check in with Coordinators before you leave …

Work Allocation & Scheduling Strategy Updates

Hello Kids Pros, We are now at the end of our second season using our Work Allocation & Scheduling Strategy. We felt this was an appropriate time to review the strategy in order to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. An important part of this review was soliciting feedback and input from Pros. Thank you to all who engaged in the …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/8/19

Congratulations to Lara Getz, Isaac Barnes, Joaquin Alvarez and Ben Weigle for passing their Alpine Level 3 Exam!!! Congratulations to trainers too, especially Shannon McDermott and her CS success! Libor has 138 days on snow this season! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 4/8/19: Safety Hard fast snow in AM super slush in PM. Be extra careful, pay extra …

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 …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/1/19

Good luck to everyone going to Vail for exams!!! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 4/1/19: Safety Freeze thaw, hard in morning, slushy in afternoon. Cathy’s Corner SM Kids Party Wednesday, 4/10/19, 4-7pm, Lizard Lodge. Load VX at 4:15pm to get there. Pizza and lasagna. Annual Golf Tournament at Iron Bridge, Tuesday after we close, get team together,sign up …

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. …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 3/25

Thanks everyone! We’re hearing about more challenging guests this past week. Thank you for working so hard digging deep for extra patience .    Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 3/25/19:    Safety  Stay hydrated in warmer weather.  Sunscreen!  Cathy’s Corner  Great job last week! Everyone did a wonderful job in groups and privates!  Sue’s Section  Everyone is doing …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 3/11/19

Congratulations to Tim Borden for passing Alpine Level 3! Congratulations to Tyler Wilson for passing Alpine Level 3 ski day! Congratulations to Sabrina Dreffer, Cat Rios, Bennett Packer, Manu Canova, Joe Schwartzman, and Temina Conklin for passing FS1! Congratulations to you everyone who just took CS1 everyone from ski school passed! We’re busy through the rest of the season so …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 3/4/19

Congratulations to Jay Palace for passing Alpine Level 3!!! Congratulations Isaac Barnes, Tyler Wilson, and Lara Getz for passing their Alpine Level 3 ski day!!! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 3/4/19: Safety Lots of snow, risk= hazard x exposure; watch for deep tree wells and deep soft heavy snow that sinks under skis. Gloves in HQ if you’re …

Open Town Hall Meeting – 3/4/19

Hello All, We would like to invite everyone who is a part of the Children’s 7-17 Team to two Town Hall meetings this week. Monday March 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Bear Den with the Lead Pro Team. Friday March 8th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Bear Den with Jonathan Ballou and the Lead Pro …

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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 …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 2/18/19

Happy President’s Day! We exceeded our Christmas holiday numbers, we had almost 400 students 7-17! Thanks so much for such a great job over the weekend! Everyone was genuinely welcoming and very organized in the meeting areas.  Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 2/18/19: Safety No accidents on 2/17! Let’s eliminate Huckleberries. Extreme cold, take care of yourself and …

Thank You & A Presidents Week Update

Hi All, As we head into the next busy period we wanted to take a minute to say thank you for an outstanding season thus far and for all that you bring to the Snowmass Kids Division. The increased teamwork and elevated guest service has been widely recognized as a big hit this season and unmatched in recent years. Your …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 2/11/19

Hi Everybody, 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 many in the company and the valley. He was a second year …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 2/4/19

Congratulations to Denny Ives, Mike Shapiro, Andy Conarroe and Will Snyder for passing Alpine Cert 3!!! Congratulations to Erik Obermeyer for passing Alpine Cert 2!!! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 2/4/19: Safety Powderhorn is very sketchy, please avoid. Special guests here next week to discuss Risk Management. There have been 8 collisions so far this year, last year …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 1/28/19

Thank you all for your patience with our guests from different countries. Congratulations to all who passed CS1 and CS2, full groups passed! Congratulations to Jeff Clark and Marc Bruell who passed Alpine Level 1! Congratulations Kids Pros winning Town and Village races! Good luck to all taking exams at Highlands this week! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 1/21/19

Sue thanks everyone and says the guests like our greeting and talking to their kids. They like to see how excited their kids are at the end of a day with us and they like seeing us in the Plaza. Paul’s team loves the support we provide, lifties like it when we’re organized, and AVSC likes what we’re giving the …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 1/14/19

Great job and huge thanks to AVSC Pros and Coordinators! The first AVSC day was a big success! Congratulations Chris Burgart who passed CS2! Fastest skier in town is Coco who won the Aspen and Snowmass town race series! New locker room code: 010519 Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 1/14/19: Safety Use 1/3 of the trail when skiing …

Snowmass Roster Location Update

The Ski and Snowboard School Support Staff has updated some Snowmass roster locations. Village Express Maze now has a designated private lesson gate and lane.  It is the uphill gate.  The gate closest to the plaza can be used for groups or privates. Sam’s Smokehouse now has a roster computer that can be used to manually bookend students with their …

Weekly Meeting Minutes 1/7/19

Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. Thursday was our busiest day with almost 400 students ages 7-17. Thanks to Adult and especially Snowboard Pros for jumping in and helping out! Thanks Park and Pipe crew! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 1/7/19: Safety When in Lowdown terrain park don’t cross the flow to …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 12/31/18

From Executives, Directors, Managers and Coordinators, thank you very much! Big class sizes, record amounts of private lessons and no complaints, outstanding job! Nice job rookies! You’re not rookies anymore! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 12/31/18: Safety 32 Degrees had an article on nutrition for instructors. 55% of injuries are instructors. Dehydration, too much salt, sugar and unhealthy …

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 12/24/18

“Our Son “Bean” loved popping crackers and wearing the silly hat over the holidays. It always made him laugh really hard. Please pop a cracker or two for Brett this year. Much Love, Bean’s Mum”. Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 12/24/18: Safety  Spacial awareness from meeting areas to lifts and moving around on the hill. Be very proactive organizing …

We’re Hiring Lead Pros

Hi all, Snowmass 7-17 Lead Pros support Pros, management staff, and operations by assisting in and carrying out daily operations, serving as a communication pathway, and carrying out various project work. Lead Pros serve as a resource for Pros and guests, and represent the Snowmass 7-17 Team with and to other departments and mountains. Attached is a job description for …

Weekly Meeting Minutes 12/17/18

Thank you all for supporting Ski School staff and other operations. Welcome to all of our New Hires! Business will pick up this week with our busiest days expected on the 29-31. Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 12/17/18: Safety So far this year there have been 8 First Report of Accidents during training at Snowmass. 2017 there were …

Weekly Meeting Minutes 12/10/18

What a difference a year makes! Aspen boasts over 100” of snow this year so far and we now have all four mountains open! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 12/10/18: SAFETY Great snow = enthusiasm = possibly higher speeds. Be careful of sharp transitions like drainage ditches and service roads, take them at an easy angle. Terrain may …

Happy December & A Few Updates

Hey Gang, How great are the conditions right now? What a difference a year makes. It’s been so nice to see everyone’s smiling faces around the locker rooms and on the mountain. This truly is our favorite time of year because we love catching up with you all and hearing stories of your offseason adventures. The amount of cool stuff …