About "Art in Unexpected Places"


Aspen Skiing Company has been recognized as a National Arts Award recipient for "Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America" by Americans for the Arts (2013), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. 

A core value of the Aspen Skiing Company business model is providing opportunities that define the uniquely Aspen experience — mind, body, and spirit. We support an initiative that brings our guests ‘art in unexpected places,’ and partner within the arts to foster connections between the cultures of skiing and art to engage, inspire, and to challenge expectations. – Mike Kaplan, CEO Aspen Skiing Company.

Learn more about this award.

ASC+Art: Background

Beginning in 2005, contemporary art and skiing became partners in Colorado through a forward-thinking collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company. Based on the goal of bringing contemporary art to audiences in innovative ways and in unexpected places, we are able to reach out to those that are least likely to engage.

Artist Teresita Fernández’s site-specific wall drawing at the new Elk Camp restaurant and Anne Collier's 2014–2015 limited-edition lift tickets are the latest in a 10-year series of collaborations between the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company that put art in unexpected places. 

Previous projects have included public performances, installations, limited-edition lift tickets, and participatory artworks by such noted contemporary artists as Yutaka Sone, Peter Doig, Karen Kilimnik, Jim Hodges, Carla Klein, Jennifer West, Susan Philipsz, Mamma Andersson, Mark Grotjahn, David Shrigley and Dave Muller. The AAM and ASC present works of contemporary art as part of the on-mountain experience. Every year, this collaboration grows stronger and richer.

Learn more about the Aspen Art Museum.

This Year's Lift Ticket Art

Anne Collier

2014–2015 AAM/ASC Lift Ticket Artist

Artist Anne Collier has produced three unique photographs of the famous record single Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

2014-15 Aspen Snowmass lift ticket Anne Collier

Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966 and originally recorded under the Tamla Motown label, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough was also recorded by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. Collier’s series includes images of the Ashford/Simpson, Diana Ross, and Marvin Gaye albums, which will be featured on the 2014–15 ski season lift ticket.


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Isolated Snow Showers
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