Avoid sacrilege on Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain has always been special. It is a little piece of beautiful open space with significant ecological value in the midst of urban Aspen, which not only provides shrinking habitat for wildlife, but is so convenient for locals and tourists to get away from city life, either for a hike or just to experience a little wildness.

Many years ago there was a plan to build a restaurant on the top of Shadow Mountain with a gondola accessing it. The opposition to this was so strong that in spite of numerous efforts, it fortunately was never accomplished, and Shadow Mountain was saved.

Once again the threats are there. The idea of giant trophy homes eating up Aspen’s precious open space is a sacrilege. Now is the time to save the base of the mountain, to do whatever it takes to keep all of Shadow Mountain safe from any development forever.

Dottie Fox