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Our Heritage

Our Story.

Aspen is a family-run business with an independent spirit and a deep commitment to community. Whether we're preserving our unrivaled mountain terrain, providing top-tier hospitality, or pushing the boundaries of the retail experience, we elevate everything we do.

The original Aspen leaf logo designed by Herbert Bayer.

1946-1947 Winter Season

Aspen Mountain opened with the debut of Lift-1. Aspen Mountain's official commencement takes place on January 11th 1947.

Historical, black and white image of people skiing at Buttermilk.


Buttermilk is acquired by the Aspen Skiing Corporation.

Historical image of people skiing down Big Burn in Snowmass Colorado.


Snowmass ski area opens.

Man sports a gay pride flag in a snowy and festive image during Gay Ski week in Aspen Colorado.


Gay Ski Week in Aspen officially begins annual celebrations.

Historical image of The Little Nell in the summer with old gondola.


The Little Nell opens.

Cover page of historical trail map of Aspen Highlands


Aspen Highlands is acquired.

Sopris Mountain Winter Scenic Sunrise


The Environment Foundation is formed.

Ariel view of the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain.


One of the 1st LEED buildings in the world is built by Aspen Skiing Company - The Sundeck Restaurant on top of Aspen Mountain.

The cover of the Aspen Skiing Company's first Sustainability Report published in 1999


Our first Sustainability Report is published.

Art in Unexpected Places. Winter 22.23 Season lift ticket art by Rashid Johnson.


ArtUP is born.

The Limelight Aspen exterior in the summer


Limelight Aspen acquired.

A snowboarded rail slides at the methane plant owned by the Aspen Skiing Company


We begin partnering to convert methane waste into usable electricity.

Tiny Home Employee Housing owned by the Aspen Skiing company.


Employee housing accelerates with the addition of Tiny Homes.

City of Aspen in the Winter with Aspen Mountain.


The Caring for Community Fund is founded.

Limelight Ketchum Summer Exterior


Limelight Ketchum opens.

Exterior image of the Limelight Snowmass building


The Limelight Snowmass opens its doors in the newly renovated Snowmass Base Village.

Group hikes Highlands Bowl during high winds.


Alterra and Aspen Skiing Company become partners.

The HUB. Employee Housing for the Aspen Skiing Company.


The HUB opens in Willits Colorado, providing an additional 150 beds for employee housing.

ASPENX Beach Club lounge chairs and scenic view on Aspen Mountain.


ASPENX is founded and begins operations.

Aspen Snowmass 75th Anniversary Logo


On January 11th, Aspen Snowmass celebrates their 75th anniversary.

Buttermilk Base Area with leaf structure.


Buttermilk base area undergoes renovations to both The Buttermilk Mountain Lodge and the guest services building.

Ariel image of New York City skyline and Central Park


Aspen Hospitality is formed.

Rockefeller Center, home to the upcoming Little Nell New York


The Little Nell New York announces 2026 location at Rockefeller Center.

Exterior image of the Limelight Denver.


Previously the Born Hotel, the Limelight Denver opens.

Limelight Mammoth Exterior Rendering


Limelight Mammoth - Anticipated opening.

Limelight Boulder Exterior Rendering


Limelight Boulder - Anticipated opening.

Black leaf logo


Aspen Snowmass' 80th anniversary!

Our Heritage

Our Values.

Aspen Highlands Scenic with Snowboarder

Live fully.

We nurture every aspect of ourselves, allowing us to become most complete as people, citizens, and teammates. We are purposeful about working here, bring our passions to work, and aspire to lead big, well-rounded lives.

Hikers at the top of Highland Bowl for Aspen's Gay Ski Week.

Honor people and place.

We respect our surroundings and are deeply committed to being part of the communities in which we operate, building on what came before us. We celebrate that each person is unique and brings value and diverse perspectives to the organization. We nurture lasting, trusting relationships between our teammates, our guests, our communities, and the world around us.

Scenic image of the Aspen Gondola above the trees.

Take the long view.

We prioritize people, the planet, and our business, investing today for bigger impacts tomorrow. We do it with integrity, even when it's uncomfortable. "Staying in business forever" defines the timeline of our strategic approach, and we understand that short-term thinking can short-circuit long-term impact.

Snowmass Village at night with fireworks

Pursue excellence.

We advance the standard in everything we do, from the quality of our products to the sustainable innovations in our physical design to the way we treat customers, which creates an ongoing competitive advantage. We embrace continuous, incremental improvement but move boldly and quickly when necessary.


Meet Our Team.

Image of Dave Tanner, CEO of Aspen One

Dave Tanner

Chief Executive Officer, Aspen One

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Image of Geoff Buchheister, CEO of Aspen Skiing Company

Geoff Buchheister

Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Skiing Company

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Image of Alinio Azevdo, CEO, Aspen Hospitality

Alinio Azevedo

Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Hospitality

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Image of Darcy Loeb, COO, ASPENX

Darcy Loeb

Chief Operations Officer, ASPENX

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Image of Kevin Smith, CFO, Aspen One

Kevin Smith

Chief Finance Officer, Aspen One

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Rana Dershowitz

Chief Business & Legal Affairs Officer, Aspen One

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Image of Jim Laing, Chief Human Resource Officer, Aspen One

Jim Laing

Chief Human Resource Officer, Aspen One

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Gabby Cohen

Chief Brand Officer, Aspen One

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Stacy Reece

Chief Digital Officer, Aspen One

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Weston Anderson

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Aspen One

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Horses in the snow in Snowmass Colorado. Ski runs in the background.
Our commitment

A future worthfighting for.

Aspen is devoted to preserving our local ecosystems and biodiversity for future generations, while fighting climate change on a global level.

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Women at the top of the Highland Bowl.

Opportunities that take you higher.

Live fully, live purposefully. Become a part of our values-driven team and help shape a legacy of tight-knit community and trailblazing culture.​ From mountain operations and retail positions to working in hospitality or within our corporate team—here, the diversity of roles and opportunities for career growth are unmatched.

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