Think long-term about Aspen crowding |

Think long-term about Aspen crowding

As a former 22-year resident of Snowmass Village, I find the debate regarding the Lift One corridor interesting. Having two portals makes sense and the argument for the new lodges to replace lost bed space may make sense; however, the question arises as to why the local taxpayers should contribute to the development costs.

After reading how the Ikon Pass has increased skier traffic, more lodging may not be the answer. Aspen has always been about quality over quantity. If one wants quantity, visit Vail or Whistler, where I am based; lift lines are long and skiing is crowded, unless off-piste, which makes for defensive skiing on some slopes. Vail, now owners of Whistler, have brought many new skiers to town due to the Epic Pass, at the expense of the local character and culture.

When voting, be careful for what you hope in the long term.

Gordie Lake

Pemberton, British Columbia

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: iconModerator iconTrusted User