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Letter: A thank-you to Skico

I’m relatively new as a local here. I’ve lived in Aspen and Snowmass for five years. In this time, I’ve noticed that there is something unfashionable about expressing enthusiastic gratitude to Aspen Skiing Co. In the season-end celebrations or on epic powder days, I’ve yet to see anyone say a toast or give a high-five to Skico. I’d like to do my part to change this and to give Skico the honor and gratitude that Skico has earned and deserves.

Skico makes possible an amazing winter experience for all of us here as well as for our guests from around the world. Four great mountains, excellent ski instructors, steadfast ski patrollers, friendly lifties, a famously positive vibe — I say to myself, “Wow, how lucky we are!”

The essence of our community — “Mind, Body, Spirit,” “Defy Ordinary,” however you want to describe it — couldn’t thrive here without Skico, not without its owners and its employees.

So I would like to give hearty thanks for our 2015-16 gift, the new High Alpine lift at Snowmass. Snowmass is already a huge asset to all of us. With this new lift, we will access some of our favorite terrain much more easily.

Thank you, Skico — you’re the best!

John Hornblower

Snowmass Village

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