Excellent job, Skico
December 25, 2012
On behalf of my family and friends, I wanted to offer a hearty thank-you to Mike Kaplan and Jim Crown and family of Aspen Skiing Co. for hosting a communitywide, open house party at the new Elk Camp restaurant at Snowmass Ski Area.
It’s rare that I get to see so many locals in one place – and with music, libations and food to match! The venue is indicative of what I would call the rebirth of Snowmass Village (at least since the economic stall after the credit crisis): the repositioning of the Viceroy, the revamped Westin, Wildwood and Ranger bars (with New Belgium craft brews), etc.
Skico has come up with a fun, spirited activity for the whole family – locals and tourists – on Friday nights: gondola up to night sledding and Ullr’s warm-up bonfire. Mike also reached out to the Aspen Art Museum for a local-themed contemporary art wall per the Aspen Art Museum phrase “Give more than you take,” and we all benefit in the end – business development, job creation, tourism revenue, outdoor sports and culture. This is what makes our community so special for us to live in and so attractive to visitors.