It’s no secret that the ski season has gotten off to a slow start. And while conditions are remarkably good on the hill given the scant bases, perhaps it’s a little easier this holiday season to turn one’s attention to off-hill events and activities. As usual, Aspen’s arts and entertainment options are deep and varied, and there’s still plenty to do outside, too. Here are some of our top picks.
Last week’s announcement that Aspen Skiing Co. is partnering with private equity firm KSL to purchase Intrawest Resort Holdings and Mammoth Resorts made waves throughout the ski world. In fact, the company’s entree into the acquisition and consolidation game (the Aspen/KSL partnership will boast 16 ski areas among them when the deals are completed) is probably the biggest splash the North American resort industry will feel in many years.
Here’s what you need to know about the acquisitions, some thoughts from Aspen Skiing Co. COO David Perry, and what others are saying about it. Continue reading