There’s still a lot of love for this former mining town, even though it’s gone from a place to escape the world to a place that caters to some of its most privileged.
Aspen Skiing Company
Voting wraps up Tuesday on the controversial proposal known simply as Lift One. The issue has divided residents. But both sides agree on one thing: it could change Aspen forever.
The fast-growing ski resort company, privately owned by Aspen-Snowmass and KSL, is planning to purchase Washington state's largest ski resort.
Aspen set the 100 percent renewable goal in 2006 as part of its Canary Initiative, a climate action plan aimed at reducing the city’s carbon footprint 30 percent by 2020.
Company officials say the new ownership group is "committed to honoring the deep traditions of each resort."
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