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A Toast 50 Years In the Making

Over 170 members of the Aspen-Snowmass community were on-site to raise their glasses and toast the start of construction on the next phase of Snowmass Base Village. This premier mountain resort development is the largest ski area village development currently underway in North America.

“I think this is a game changer for Base Village and the Snowmass community. It’s pretty rare to be able to bring a hotel like the Limelight, an ice-skating rink, and other fun new amenities to a resort that is 50 years old this year,” East West Partners managing partner Andy Gunion stated in front of the crowd of attendees. “Opportunities like this are few and far between.”

Check out all the fun from our July 11th Start of Construction event in this short video. 

The event showcased the construction that has commenced on the central plaza area and its surrounding buildings which include a Limelight Hotel; Lumin, a residential and retail building, as well as the Discovery Center, a community building which is contemplated to house the ice age fossils found at nearby Ziegler reservoir as well as a café and bar that spills out into the plaza. For construction details, see our blog post from July 11, 2017.

“It’s an entirely new day for Snowmass,” said Mike Kaplan, CEO of Aspen Skiing Company. “We’ve spent the last decade upgrading the on-mountain experience with tens of millions of dollars of improvements and now we are excited to bring the base of the mountain up to the next level. Snowmass will realize its full potential as one of the best year-round mountain resorts in North America. We are also thrilled to have the third Limelight Hotel be part of the mix, and incorporate everything we have learned from the first two Limelight properties.”

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