Throughout the year, Aspen Skiing Company continued to make progress on being a more sustainable and responsible company. Some of our highlights include:
• Provided testimony in support of a statewide effort to close two coal-burning power plants and replace them with renewable energy.
• Tested electric snowmobiles for next season. We will be one of only a few ski resorts worldwide using early models.
• Expanded composting efforts to the Limelight Aspen Hotel, The Little Nell, our 117 Aspen Airport Business Center office location and The Hideout.
• $30,000 (each) given to community organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley and Ketchum, ID through the Caring for Community Fund and the Limelight Ketchum Community Fund — both in their first years of operation.
We also reached a significant milestone with the Environment Foundation celebrating its 20th anniversary. To date, it has donated $3.2 million to 530 organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. In 2017-18, we will donate more than $220,000.