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Skico seeks noise variance for core concerts

Kimberly Nicoletti

The City Council is scheduled to decide today whether the Aspen Skiing Co. can rock longer downtown.

The Skico scheduled one free concert Feb. 11 and one March 18 at the corner of Cooper and Galena. The city’s noise ordinance allows amplified noise only until 9 p.m., and the Skico wants to go until 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, and 11 p.m. on March 18.

The Feb. 11 show is new; the Skico booked it in conjunction with its open ski and snowboard event at Buttermilk. The event allows amateurs to use the X Games venues. The March 18 concert is the Core Party, which has taken place for the last two years in the same location.

According to a memorandum to the City Council from City Clerk Kathryn Koch, the city has not received any complaints about previous concerts.

In accordance with the noise ordinance, the Skico will send a letter to all neighbors within 250 feet of the site a week before each event. Its letter says the maximum decibel level at the perimeter of the event will exceed 100 decibels at times, but it will arrange speakers to minimize disturbance to residents.

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