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Awards & Honors

Throughout the years, our focus on providing the best hospitality and resort experience for guests — as well as our forward-thinking approach to sustainability — has garnered the following recognition.

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Recent Awards & Honors

Governor's Award Colorado

State of Colorado
Governor's Citizenship Medal - Corporate Citizenship

Inspired by the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian award of the United States – the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals honor Colorado leaders who inspire excellence and community service. By Executive Order B 2015010 from the Office of the Governor, five medals are awarded annually on a nonpartisan basis by the sitting Governor on behalf of past Governors and the citizens of Colorado. Medals include: Emerging Community Leader, Colorado Mountain Leader, Growth and Innovation, Public and Community Service, Corporate Citizenship, and Vanguard Legacy.

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All Awards & Honors

Resort Awards

SKI Magazine's Resort of the Year
On the Snow 2016 "Best of" Poll
  • Aspen Snowmass voted Best Ski Resort of 2016
Freeskier Magazine’s 2014 Resort Poll
  • Voted 2nd Best Overall Resort
  • 2nd Best Terrain Park
  • 2nd Best Après
Transworld Snowboarding 2014-15 Resort Poll
  • Aspen Snowmass Voted #1 Overall Resort
  • Snowmass Voted 2nd Best Park & Pipe
  • Buttermilk Voted 3rd Best Park & Pipe
  • Snowmass Ranked #1 for Quality of Snow
  • Snowmass Voted 3rd for Best Terrain Variety
  • Snowmass Voted 3rd for Best Nightlife
Ski Magazine 2014-15 Resort Guide
  • Snowmass Ranked #6 Overall
  • Aspen Mountain Ranked #12 Overall
  • Aspen Highlands Ranked #16 Overall
  • Snowmass Voted #4 for Best Grooming
  • Snowmass Voted #10 for Best Terrain Variety
  • Snowmass Voted #7 for Best Service
  • Snowmass Voted #10 for Best Snow Quality
  • Snowmass Voted #7 for Best Lifts
  • Snowmass Voted #5 for Best On-Mountain Food
  • Aspen Mountain Voted #6 for Best On-Mountain Food
  • Aspen Highlands Voted #9 for Best On-Mountain Food
  • Snowmass Voted #7 for Best Lodging
  • Aspen Mountain Voted #5 for Best Lodging

Company Awards

2019 Governor's Award
  • Aspen Skiing Company awarded Governor's Award for Corporate Citizenship
2019 Kelly Award
  • Best Print Magazine Creative - Give A Flake
2016 Governor's Award
  • Aspen Skiing Company awarded 2nd Annual Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness
2015 Ski Area Management
  • Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign
2014 Outside Magazine “Best Places to Work”
  • Aspen Skiing Company makes the list at #83 out of 100
2013 Americans for the Arts Awards
  • Recognized as a National Arts Award Recipient for “Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America”
2012 Business for the Arts Awards
  • Aspen Skiing Company Awarded the Impact Award

Hospitality Awards

Limelight Hotel Aspen
  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Business of the Year – 2018
  • Condé Nast Best Hotels in the West: Reader’s Choice Awards – Limelight Hotel Ranked #13 – 2014
  • Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association Green Leader Award – 2014
  • Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeaders Gold Level on TripAdvisor – 2014
  • Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association's Good Earthkeeping Award – 2014
  • Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze Designation from the League of American Bicyclists – 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Top 10 Destinations for Eco-Travel – 2014

Limelight Hotel Snowmass

  • Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Award – 2020
  • Aspen Times Best Hotel in Snowmass – 2019
  • LEED Silver Certification Award – 2019

Limelight Hotel Ketchum

  • Traveler’s Choice Awards – 2021
  • “Most Wanted” – 2021
  • Idaho’s Leading Boutique Hotel – World Travel Awards –2021
  • AAA Best Housekeeping Award – 2020
  • Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Award – 2017

The Little Nell

  • Like James Beard Finalist for The Little Nell Wine Program
  • 2015 Forbes Five-Star Award marking 20th consecutive year to receive this designation as "one of the best hotels in the world"
  • US News & World Report: Ranked #1 for "Best Hotels in Colorado", and in the top 25 for "Best Hotels in the US" for 2014 & 2015
  • James Beard Foundation: Most Outstanding Wine Program 2014 Short List Nominee
  • Travel + Leisure: Recognized in 2015 as #27 on "World's Best Hotels”
  • AAA Five Diamond: Recipient for 21 consecutive years of the prestigious American Automobile Association's (AAA) Five Diamond Award
  • Conde Nast Traveler: Named one of the top 500 properties in the world as well as a member of the "Gold List" for 2014
  • Trip Advisor: Names 2015 Silver Level GreenLeader as well as awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the last five years running

Environmental Awards

In recognition of its leadership role, ASC won the Golden Eagle Award for overall environmental excellence in the ski industry an unprecedented seven times, in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2016. We've also been recognized by Outside Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work six times, in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, the company received:

  • 2018 24-Karat Gold Award from The Environmental Leadership Program, administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • 2016 National Ski Areas Association Golden Eagle Award
  • 2014 TripAdvisor GreenLeader Silver for The Little Nell
  • 2014 Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association's Good Earthkeeping Award for Limelight Hotel
  • 2014 Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze Designation from the League of American Bicyclists' for Limelight Hotel
  • 2014 TripAdvisor GreenLeader Gold forLimelight Hotel
  • 2014 Conde Nast Traveler -Top 10 Destinations for Eco-Travel
  • 2014 SHIFT Sustainability Award Winner for The Environment Foundation
  • 2014 ColoradoBiz Magazine Green Champion
  • 2012 24-Karat Gold Award from The Environmental Leadership Program, administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • 2012 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award Finalist
  • 2012 Golden Eagle Award for Overall Environmental Excellence
  • 2011 Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Green Hospitality Award - 1st Place, The Little Nell
  • 2010 LEED Platinum and Gold certifications for Holiday House employee housing and Sam's Smokehouse.
  • 2009 Green Travel and Nature Award from Treehugger
  • 2008 National Geographic Adventure Green Award
  • 2008 Silver Eagle for Environmental Education
  • 2008 National Ski Areas Association Best Overall Marketing Programming: Resorts with 500,000+ skier visits – Recognizing Our Compact Fluorescent Distribution Program
  • 2008 Outside Magazine's Top 10 Places to Work
  • 2008 Achieved Certification for our Snowmass Club Golf Course through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
  • 2008 City of Aspen ZGreen Membership Recognizing Exemplary Environmental Stewardship
  • 2007 World Travel and Tourism Council - Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award Winner
  • 2007 EPA Climate Leader Award
  • 2007 Advertising Age Green Marketing Award – Recognizing our Save Snow Campaign
  • 2007 Future Snowboarding Magazine: Steward of the Earth Award
  • 2006 EPA/DOE Green Power Partner of the Year
  • 2006 Accepted to EPA National Performance Track Program
  • 2006 First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards, Best Destination
  • 2006 Condé Nast Greenlist
  • 2006 Golden Eagle Award for Overall Environmental Excellence
  • 2005 City of Aspen Green Tree Award
  • 2005 EPA/DOE Green Power Leadership Award
  • 2005 Outstanding Sustainable Styles Award
  • 2005 Wirth Chair Sustainable Business Award
  • 2005 Silver Eagle Award for Water Conservation
  • 2005 Colorado Renewable Energy Society Renewable Energy in Buildings Award, SM Golf Clubhouse
  • 2005 U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver Certification at the Snowmass Golf Clubhouse
  • 2004 Jewelplace Award for Skiing and Snowboarding
  • 2004 Ranked #1 Eco-Ski Resort in North America by Plenty Magazine
  • 2004 ASC Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification
  • 2004 Colorado Ethics in Business Award
  • 2004 American Hotel and Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Enviro-Management Award, Snowmass Club
  • Nine-time recipient of the Mountain Sports Media Silver Eagle Award, including Energy and Water Conservation, Stakeholder Relations,
  • Environmental Education, Community Outreach, and Wildlife Habitat Protection
  • 2002 Recognized as a BEST Practices Company by the Conference Board's Business Enterprises for Sustainable Travel Program
  • 2002 Accepted into Colorado Department of Health and Environment's Environmental Leadership Program
  • 2001 ASC Environmental Programs recognized in the Congressional Record by Rep. Mark Udall
  • 2001 Colorado Pollution Prevention Champion
  • 2000 ASC President, Pat O'Donnell was recognized in Tomorrow Magazine's Environmental Leadership Award issue
  • 2000 ASC Environmental Programs Recognized in the Congressional Record by Rep. Diana DeGette
  • 2000 U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Bronze Certification for the Sundeck Restaurant on Aspen Mountain
  • 2000 Travel Industry Association of America Odyssey Award, Environment Category
  • 1999 British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Eco-tourism
  • 1999 National Environmental Education & Training

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