Aspen Skiing Co. ready for 10th season of century skier club |

Aspen Skiing Co. ready for 10th season of century skier club

Staff report
The 100-day pin for Aspen Snowmass in the 2010-11 season.
Aspen Times file

Don’t fret, pinheads, you will get recognized if you hit 100 days or more on the slopes again this season.

A rumor has been floating around that Aspen Skiing Co. stopped its century ski club program, where skiers and snowboarders who hit the slopes at least 100 times, get a pin of recognition. Skico Vice President of Communications Jeff Hanle said Friday the rumor is inaccurate. The pins are in hand and ready to be awarded starting in a couple of weeks. Skiers and snowboarders qualify when hitting the slopes of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk a combined 100 times or more.

The ski season hits day 85 today, factoring in the early opening Nov. 17. In a season like this, it is conceivable that some customers have hit the slopes every day.

This is the 10th season of the century ski club. Skico started the program in winter 2009-10. The founder of the program, longtime Skico employee Ron Chauner, retired, but the program lives on.

No word yet if Skico is contemplating a 1,000-day club for people who have hit at least 100 days for all 10 seasons of the program.