Letter: Thanks to Skico | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Thanks to Skico

Editor’s note: The following letter was originally addressed to Aspen Skiing Co. President and CEO Mike Kaplan.

Dear Mike,

Now that we’re at the close of another great ski season, we want to give it up for some sung and unsung heroes of winter in Aspen and Snowmass who make it all happen.

Year after year, regardless of what Mother Nature brings us, the snowmaking and snow-grooming crews on our mountains work miracles. They work early, they work late, they turn ice and mush back into snow and give us a perfect product. We’re blessed to have them. Thanks to all of you — you’re amazing. Letters in the paper commend the excellent skill and care of our ski patrol — we echo that, and our ski pros give their best to clients, as well. There also are lifties, mechanics, bus drivers and restaurant servers who often go unnoticed but whose service is crucial. Thank you!

There are employees all over town who sit behind desks and stand behind counters on powder and/or bluebird days so that excited guests and lucky locals can go out to play. There are execs and computer techs and planners and go-fers. It truly takes a village — thank you!

Also, we were again happy to attend the year-end old timers’ gala on top of Aspen Mountain honoring long-term employees with a fun evening, including wonderful food and visits with friends and co-workers from today back to yesteryear. We thank Aspen Skiing Co. for being a really good employer in a really good ski town. Great combination! Even though we don’t often voice our gratitude, we do recognize and appreciate how fortunate we are, especially in this high corporate era, to have a family-owned ski company in Aspen and Snowmass. Keeps us smiling, for sure! Thank you!

Wolf and Nancy Gensch

Snowmass Village

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