Business As Usual: Right up Snowmass’ alley

Compiled by Jill Beathard

Slopeside lanes


Snowmass Village Mall

Editor’s note: Business as Usual is a series highlighting businesses in Snowmass Village. It is published weekly in the Snowmass Sun.

Slopeside Lanes has found its niche as the only bowling alley in Aspen or Snowmass Village. With eight lanes, arcade games, a wood-fire pizza oven and a full bar, the alley owned by local entrepreneur Mark Reece has a little something for everyone.

Snowmass Sun: How did your business start?

Mark Reece: Slopeside Lanes started with the love of bowling, drinking beer and watching football on big screens. We needed a more local place to do so.

Snowmass Sun: What services do you offer?

Mark Reece: Bowling, pool, foosball, pinball, beer, bar, burgers, pizza and wings.

Snowmass Sun: What makes your business unique?

Mark Reece: We’re the only game in town! Comfy couches and 300-inch projection TVs.

Snowmass Sun: Who is your primary clientele?

Mark Reece: Everybody. Families usually earlier and the drinkers later.

Snowmass Sun: What is the best thing about operating a business in Snowmass Village?

Mark Reece: Living in the high Rockies!