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World Cup Fever

World Cup Finals are in town, and it’s a very exciting time to be in Aspen!

Alpine ski racing’s most important event, the FIS World Cup Finals are the last set of races on the World Cup circuit for the season, crowning the champion in five disciplines plus the overall men’s and women’s champions. Only 25 racers in each discipline qualify for the finals, so you’re watching the best of the best competing over five days in downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and the nation’s team event. Continue reading

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Development Focus Shifting to Aspen’s West Side

Aspen developer Mark Hunt gets most of the attention for his various in-the-works projects around town, but attention may soon be shifting to the long-quiet Lift 1A area, where specific proposals are now rolling to revitalize the neighborhood. In this post, we gave you an update on ten of Hunt’s buildings — read on for summaries of the latest development news not tied to the Chicago transplant. Continue reading

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On Lift 1A and the World Cup Controversy

Fresh from the alpine skiing World Cup Finals in Meribel, France, Aspen Skiing Co. officials have plenty to chew on in terms of what it takes to put on such a major event.

When Aspen was awarded the World Cup Finals for March 2017 — an event that encompasses nine races in five days and crowns the overall season champions — it was a bit of a surprise. Previously, only Vail had succeeded in a bid to bring the event to North American snow. But, with some questions about the adequacy of Aspen’s venue and infrastructure, Skico is under pressure to commit to improvements in the Lift 1A/Shadow Mountain area by the time the FIS (International Ski Federation) meets to finalize its calendar in early June. Continue reading

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