Aspen Skiing Company recognized as National Arts Awards recipient for Best Businesses partnering with the Arts in America for 2013.

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2013. The BCA 10 Awards and BCA Leadership Award will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 2, 2013, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.

“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,” states Mike Kaplan, CEO Aspen Skiing Company.

Every year, Americans for the Arts, through the BCA, recognizes ten US companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.

Click here for more information.

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 Mark Bradford’s 2013–2014 limited-edition lift tickets are the latest in an nine-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.

Anne Collier
2014 - 2014 AAM/ASC Lift Ticket Artist

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

Teresita Fernández
Exhibition: November 2013–Summer 2014

Elk Camp, Snowmass Mountain

The AAM and ASC also present a site-specific on-mountain mural project by internationally recognized contemporary artist Teresita Fernández, Golden Panorama (Snowmass), 2013, at the Elk Camp restaurant on Snowmass. Renowned for experiential, site-specific sculptural installations inspired by landscape, place, and diverse historical and cultural references, Fernández’s work is also characterized by her use of diverse materials and her interest in both perception and the natural world.

Golden Panorama (Snowmass) is based on an aerial view of Snowmass Mountain rendered in highly reflective gold Plexiglas and installed over a deep charcoal-gray painted background. The work replaces Los Angeles–based artist Dave Muller’s 2012–13 inaugural year Elk Camp project—a wall drawing entitled Aspen Skiing Company Music Survey Results and Generated Topography (The Hills Are Alive...)— which was based on a brief questionnaire given by the artist to Aspen Skiing Company employees in which he inquired about their top 10 favorite albums of all time, as well as their height.

Teresita Fernández was born in Miami in 1968 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is the recipient of a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, an American Academy in Rome Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Artist's Grant. In 2011, President Obama appointed Fernández to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the President, Congress and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics. Her work is included in numerous private collections, as well as the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art; MoCA Miami; Miami Art Museum; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, among others. She has exhibited widely since 1993, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Miami Art Museum, Miami; Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Site Santa Fe, NM; Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Artpace, San Antonio; The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and internationally at Place Vendome, Paris; Singapore Tyler Print Institute; and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain, among others. Fernández was honored with the AAM’s 2013 Aspen Award for Art during the museum’s 2013 ArtCrush gala celebration held this past August in Aspen.


1"/2.54cm 24HRS
3"/7.62cm 48HRS
8"/20.32cm 7DAYS
18"/45.72cm BASE
Scattered Snow Showers
44F/ 7C HIGH
16F/ -9C LOW
Partly Cloudy
47F/ 8C HIGH
14F/ -10C LOW
Partly Cloudy
48F/ 9C HIGH
17F/ -8C LOW
Live Cam:
Live Cam:
Live Cam:
Live Cam: