Letter: Thanks to Skico
Editor’s note: The following letter was originally addressed to Aspen Skiing Co. President and CEO Mike Kaplan.
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!
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
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
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
With all the noise around testing Ms. Owens, I fear the real testing issues for our community, which impact our lives and livelihood, have been missed by one and all.