Lake Christine Fire Update (July 16, 2018)
The Lake Christine Fire is burning near Basalt, Colorado, approximately 20 miles from Aspen Snowmass. The fire is currently 59% contained. All mountain operations and facilities, including The Limelight and The Little Nell hotels, are open for business as usual and there is no immediate threat. Cooler temperatures and slightly higher humidity has helped with fire containment.
You can go to our webcams to see current conditions by clicking here. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is open and the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has been reduced in size, effective immediately. Regularly scheduled commercial flights have resumed, unless the wildfire takes an unexpected turn. For flight information, please contact your air carrier.
This has greatly affected our broader community and our employees and we are working to assist in any way we can. If you have questions or concerns about your plans to visit, please reach out to the Aspen Skiing Company call center at 800-525-6200 or 970-923-1227. For urgent information regarding the Lake Christine Fire, please call the public information line at 970-445-4911 or visit the websites listed below.
A heartfelt thanks to the brave firefighters working tirelessly to contain the Lake Christine wildfire. From first responders to precision pilots, volunteer firefighters to support crews and law enforcement from near and far, the heroic efforts demonstrated by these brave men and women saved countless homes and kept essential valley-wide services uninterrupted. You are truly heroes! The outpouring of support for those displaced, including Aspen Skiing Company employees, makes us proud to be part of this extraordinary community.
To provide support for the those affected in the community, Aspen Skiing Company employees are fundraising for the Aspen Community Foundation: Community to Community Disaster Relief Fund and the Wildland Fire Foundation. We encourage you to join us in supporting these organizations. Eagle County Sheriff’s Office InfoCarbondale & Rural Fire Protection District InfoLake Christine Fire MapCountry-wide Forest Fire Activity Map