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Thankful for Skico

Dear Editor:

It was a wonderful holiday weekend with early week snow (finally, and just in time!), sunshine and cold temperatures (great for snowmaking!) and a fun mix of locals and visitors in town. Families gathered for traditional holiday meals and just spent time together. Two Aspen restaurants at least provided free Thanksgiving dinner for all comers, including so many new employees just getting started in Aspen and eagerly waiting for more snow and jobs to kick into high gear. Skiing opened on Friday, and by most accounts it was fun, if limited and certainly not what we will enjoy as the winter progresses.

One of the weekend highlights was the opening for the Aspen Mountain gondola by the Aspen Skiing Co. for free foot-passenger trips up to the top. It was a beautiful day, and the Sundeck served its usual terrific food accompanied by those magnificent views. The clear, crisp, sunny day made it one to remember. The gondola was busy, as was the restaurant, and there were people just walking all around on top, enjoying the views. It was a fun place to be on Thanksgiving Day.

So, my thanks to Skico for a wonderful, fun gesture to locals and visitors alike, making the most of not quite enough snow. Many people enjoyed the visit to the top of Aspen Mountain on Thursday, courtesy of the Skico, and it was terrific. Thanks Skico, and perhaps a new Thanksgiving tradition is underway?

Warren Klug

GM, Aspen Square Hotel