Category Archives: Sustainability

Why We Signed the #climatedeclaration


One year ago Aspen Skiing Company signed BICEP’s Climate Declaration asserting that there was real economic opportunity for American business when policies reducing the impacts of climate change were instituted. We join major businesses like Burton, Starbuck’s, IKEA, Jones


Time to Step Up for the Divide…Again!


If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley I am sure you’ve heard of the Thompson Divide.  This 220,000 acre region is the center of a pitched battle where natural gas leaseholders face off against a broad based coalition of hunters, anglers, bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, ranchers and many other Roaring Fork Valley residents, no […]


English in Action

English in Action Students enjoy a day at Aspen Mountain with their mentors. 03/02/14

English in Action helps immigrant adults living in the Roaring Fork Valley gain the English language and leadership skills they need to participate fully – as parents, as workers, as members of the community. On March 2, seventeen clients and mentors went snowshoeing atop Aspen Mountain and the enjoyed lunch at the Sundeck.


Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation was established in 1997 to protect the local Roaring Fork Valley environment. The foundation is directed by a 15-member board of directors comprised of Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) employees. Close to 50% of ASC’s employees make donations through paycheck deductions which are matched in part by the Aspen Community Foundation, ASC […]


Safety, Science and Snowshoeing for Valley Youth with ACES

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) brings 350 second grade students from Basalt Elementary, Aspen Elementary, Carbondale Community School, Blue Lake Preschool, Aspen Country Day, and Sopris Elementary to Aspen Mountain each winter to learn about snow science, local animal winter adaptations, and skier safety. Aspen/Snowmass supports this program donating 100s of footpasses for students and chaperones […]


What Are the Chances that the Winter Olympics stay Wintery?


Nature’s Laura Morello captures the essence of the impact of climate change on winter sports. From Winter Olympics: Downhill Forecast. Snowpacks continue their incessant march towards being non-existent. More precipitation falls as rain. Champagne powder becomes a thing of your dreams. Low elevation ski areas host mountain biking year round. And, there are fewer places […]


The stories about snow in the Caucasus, t-shirts being worn at cross country events and palm tree lined boulevards in Sochi just keep coming. DEEP: The Story of Snow and the Future of Skiing written by Powder Editor Porter Fox discusses the impacts of climate change on the $66 billion ski industry.  Written accessibly, rather than […]