As we embark on this new adventure, it’s our shared commitment and values-based approach alongside our new partners that will continue to grow our business, offer new opportunities to employees and make the company, the sport and the lifestyle sustainable for many years to come. Fundamental to this announcement is our ongoing dedication to maintaining and building upon what is special and unique about Aspen Snowmass. We have thought long and hard about growth and ensuring it does not distract us or diminish our dedication to this community, and we firmly believe that by broadening our perspective and reach, we will be even stronger and more effective in living our values, our principles, and our passion.
For the full 2017-18 winter season, all resorts involved in the transaction will honor their existing pass products currently on sale, including the Mountain Collective, the Rocky Mountain Super Pass + and the M.A.X. Pass.
Here are some answers to your biggest questions:
Q: Will management at Aspen Skiing Company change?
A: No, Aspen Skiing Company has built a strong and dedicated team and we are excited to continue working with our guests and the community.
Q: Will the new entity have ownership of be involved in Aspen Skiing Company?
A: No, there is no inclusion of current Aspen Snowmass assets in this transaction
Q: Will Intrawest and Mammoth be merged?
A: While it is anticipated that there will be greater centralization of certain functions, each of Intrawest and Mammoth will continue to operate on a standalone basis.
Q: How will the new entity be structured?
A: ASC and KSL formed a new entity. While it is anticipated that there will be greater centralization of certain functions, each resort will continue to operate on a standalone basis. Please reference the press release for further information.
Q: Who will run Mammoth?
A: The current management team will continue to run Mammoth.
Q: Where will the entity be headquartered?
A: The entity will continue to be headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Q: Will Intrawest continue with business as usual?
A: Operations at Intrawest will continue in ordinary course. For the full 2017-18 winter season, Intrawest will continue to honor its existing multi-resort and season pass products.
Q: What will happen to Intrawest’s passes?
A: While there are still great conditions for this year, next year’s season passes are already on sale. For the full 2017-18 winter season, Intrawest will continue to honor its existing multi-resort and season pass products that are currently on sale.
Q: Who will run Intrawest?
A: The current management team will continue to run Intrawest.
Q: Will Aspen Snowmass or Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows be added to Intrawest’s passes?
A: As passes for next year are already being sold, no immediate changes to pass products are planned.
Q: What will happen to The Mountain Collective and M.A.X. Pass?
A: Both passes are on sale for the 2017-2018 season and both will be honored at the participating resorts. There are currently no changes planned for either pass.