We renew the spirit by sustaining the “Aspen Idea,” a complete life nurturing mind, body and spirit.
Aspen/Snowmass aligns itself on a year-round basis with a number of exceptional companies. We work with those that pride themselves on quality and customer service, and are considered to be the best in their respective industries.
Aspen Skiing Company operates four ski areas, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. This includes over 5,300 acres of terrain as well as boundless activities, dining and nightlife at The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotel.
Aspen Skiing Company recognized as National Arts Awards recipient for Best Businesses partnering with the Arts in America for 2013.
At Aspen/Snowmass, the goings-on are ongoing all year long.
Winter showcases outdoor concerts, World Cup ski racing, big air competitions and signature events like the unforgettable X Games Aspen and Bud Light Spring Jam. Summer means outdoor markets, music festivals, culinary & arts experiences, bike racing and an Aspen original, the Aspen Ideas Festival. If it's happening, it's happening here!
Consistently rated the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen/Snowmass has over 100 bars and restaurants to choose from. You'll find menus to please every palate here.
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WELCOME TO SUMMER
Gain an elevated perspective at Aspen/Snowmass this summer. Your adventure is waiting to happen. Use the links to the left to discover all the exciting activities, dining and cultural experiences that Aspen/Snowmass has to offer in the summer.
When it comes to vacation destinations — from the great outdoors to cultural activities, shopping, exciting nightlife and one-of-a-kind restaurants — Aspen/Snowmass offers the complete vacation experience.
Consistently rated No. 1 in North America for dining, Aspen/Snowmass has more than 100 restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from.
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Aspen/Snowmass is one of the most accessible Rocky Mountain resorts, with hundreds of nonstop and connecting flights weekly into Aspen, Eagle and Denver airports.
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Already Colorado’s second largest ski area, Snowmass added 230 acres of premier in-bounds terrain with a backcountry feel last year. This is Burnt Mountain.
Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. June 2013 – Aspen/Snowmass is about more than just skiing and snowboarding. It’s more than just four mountains on one lift ticket – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. This place has a soul - a rich historical and cultural heritage as well as great snowfall and sunshine. There are dozens of free events throughout the season as well as lift and lodging deals for guests to take advantage of all season long. With the pent up demand from last season, and all the new and exciting things happening here, now is the time for you to tell the story of Aspen/Snowmass.
The location and elevation of Aspen/Snowmass combine to create ideal conditions, with more than 762 cm (300 inches) of snow and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
In addition to the on-mountain improvements, Aspen Skiing Company operates two hotels, two residences clubs, one golf/tennis/athletic club, 15 restaurants and 18 retail shops:
Limelight Lodge: Recently acquired by the Aspen Skiing Company in 2010, the Limelight Lodge is a contemporary Aspen ski lodge with vintage spirit. An ideal downtown Aspen location, high-style accommodations and true mountain hospitality combine for an unmatched experience. Pets are welcome.
The Little Nell is a year-round destination hotel at the foot of Aspen Mountain. Its unique slopeside location, unparalleled service, deluxe or luxurious guestrooms and suites, and singular amenities combine for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Art on the Mountains
Aspen/Snowmass is proud to present a multi-site exhibition of renowned artist Walter Niedermayr, whose large-scale photographs entitled The Aspen Series, will be featured at venues and locations throughout Aspen/Snowmass. In addition Aspen/Snowmass continues to build on the theme of art in unexpected places, fostered by the partnership with Aspen Art Museum. Begun seven years ago, the tradition features unique contemporary art images printed on lift tickets.
Aspen/Snowmass as Environmental Leader
Elk Creek Coal Mine Methane Project
Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) recently partnered with the Elk Creek coal mine, Holy Cross Energy, and Vessels Coal Gas and invested more than $5.5 million to capture waste methane vented from a coal mine in neighboring Somerset, Colorado to generate carbon negative electricity. The three megawatt project will produce as much energy as ASC uses annually -- approximately 24 million kilowatt hours. In addition, by destroying methane, a potent greenhouse gas, this project eliminates three times the carbon pollution created by the resort each year. Waste methane, and therefore electricity, will continue to be produced for at least 15 years, and possibly much longer, even after the mine has closed. This project is the only one of its scale in the United States.
ASC spent over $140,000 retrofitting lighting and installing efficient lamps to replace nearly all incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient LED and florescent bulbs in 2011. This project included all buildings at Aspen Skiing Company from hotel properties to parking lots. Banning incandescent light bulbs will save an estimated 50-75 percent in lighting energy use each year, contributing significantly to ASC’s goal to reduce of reducing total C02 emissions by 10 percent by 2012 (on a 2000 baseline, even as the company grows). From 2000-2010, ASC was able to reduce C02 emissions from electricity use by 6.5 percent. The company is currently on target to achieve a 5 percent reduction of total C02 emissions in 2011.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
ASC continues to invest in energy efficiency throughout the company: installing new heating systems at the Ullrhof restaurant on Snowmass and in our real estate acquisition, the Sopris View Apartments; buying more efficient fan and air/water guns for snowmaking; exploring installation of additional real-time energy monitoring equipment; and upgrading hot water heaters at Snowmass Club. Annually ASC spends in excess of $250K toward goal of 10% reduction in CO2 by 2012 and 25% by 2020. Preliminary estimates indicate we reduced emissions in 2011 by 1,093 tons, or 3.5%. To achieve our 10% goal we need to eliminate another 2,068 tons of emissions in the next 9 months.
Employee Volunteer Program
Beginning in January 2012, all full-time year-round employees of the Aspen Skiing Company are provided 16 hours of paid volunteer time. If all eligible employees take advantage ASC will donate 15,000 hours and over $330,000 in employee time to the local community.
ASC spends more than $200,000 annually with growers and ranchers from the local, North Fork Valley, at places like Rendezvous Farms, Hillside Acres, Raincrow Farms, Thistle Whistle, Austin Family Farms and Lazy M Ranch. In the words of Little Nell Executive Chef Robert McCormick: “it's ranchers and growers like these who are the foundation of any great restaurant. Not only do they provide us with amazing ingredients to work with, but they give us our identity in this extremely competitive, vast culinary landscape.” Lynn Britt Cabin has been serving lamb raised at Avalanche Ranch near Redstone, CO and in the West Elks Drainage above Newcastle, CO. All of the lamb is pasture-raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones.
Master of the Mass, a four-stage, three-day mountain bike race in Snowmass is scheduled to take place, July 12-14, 2013. Registration is now open.
The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race will take place Saturday, August 3. This race combines the four ski areas of Aspen/Snowmass – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – into one challenging course. The diversity of terrain and a requirement to ride four distinct mountains makes this event the only one of its kind.
New this summer, Aspen/Snowmass brings the Power of Four 50K Trail run on Sunday, August 4.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (5 kilometers from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (112 kilometers from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.
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The Official Coffee of Aspen/Snowmass - Aspen/Snowmass guests can enjoy daily complimentary samples of Green Mountain's Fair Trade Certified™ Organic French Roast coffee at the base of all four mountains.
The Official Outfitter of the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass - keeping you protected and safe is our #1 priority - Helly Hansen will keep you warm, dry and comfortable on the mountain. Drop by the Helly Hansen Aspen store (430 East Cooper Avenue - 970-920-3524) to check out the new line.
Interested in flying privately to Aspen? Sentient Jet is now the official Private Jet Provider of Aspen/Snowmass. For more information or to book a flight please call Stay Aspen/Snowmass at 800-760-4940 or visit www.sentient.com.
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