Meet the Team
This $600 million development is a collaboration among three renowned Colorado-based mountain resort pioneers: East West Partners, Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners. Together with our architect, construction and design teams, and the town of Snowmass, we’re bringing this engaging and vibrant community to life through a thoughtful and personalized approach to planning and design.
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Meet the Development Team
The completion of Base Village, 50 years in the making, is a game changer for Snowmass. The vision comes from the East West Partners development team, all of whom are proud and humbled to be part of finally delivering the dynamic Base Village this world-famous resort has always deserved.
The developer of Snowmass Base Village, East West has over 30 years of experience in creating dynamic mountain resort and urban communities. Considered the nation’s premier mountain resort developer, East West’s portfolio includes prior projects throughout Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge, CO, as well as Lake Tahoe, CA, and Deer Valley, UT.
Aspen Skiing Company owns and operates the four mountains of Aspen Snowmass Resort—Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk—as well as hospitality properties including The Little Nell, Residences at The Little Nell, Limelight Aspen and Limelight Ketchum in Ketchum, ID. ASC has become a fixture in the luxury boutique hotel scene and owns and operates numerous retail and rental locations.
Denver-based KSL Capital Partners is a multibillion-dollar private equity firm that invests exclusively in travel and leisure businesses across the world and serves as a major equity investor in the entire Base Village project. KSL executives have deep experience in ski resort operations and development, and together with Aspen Ski Co, they have recently partnered to aggregate some of the country’s premier ski resorts under one company.
Founded in 1976 by R.A. “Chupa” Nelson, RA Nelson LLC is an employee-owned, full-service general contractor headquartered in Avon in Colorado’s Vail Valley with a regional office near Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley. They specialize in preconstruction, construction management/general contractor services and post-construction/property management services. RA Nelson and East West Partners have a long history of working together on mountain resorts.
One of the premier building and construction companies located in Denver, serving the Colorado, Wyoming and Rocky Mountain regions, Haselden has worked extensively in the Roaring Fork Valley, including the recent expansion of the Aspen Valley Hospital.
Responsible for the stunning design of Limelight and Lumin, Denver-based OZ Architects focuses on creating beautiful places that add lasting value to their communities. Their process begins with thorough research and a proven process to discover how a new building not only can achieve the highest performance for its users, but also contribute in a positive way to the fabric of the surrounding community.
4240 Architecture focuses on the cutting-edge design of commercial mixed-use, multi-family, urban infill and resort hospitality. East West Partners and 4240 have a long, successful track record of bringing incredible development projects to life.
For 41 years, Harry Teague Architects has allowed the surrounding environment to influence their building forms, local historical context to inform their material choices, and an intimate collaboration with clients and community to define their design direction.
With their expertise in master planning, urban design and landscape architecture, StudioINSITE brings to life places that build community, tell a story and evoke a sense of belonging.
Stonehill Taylor is an architecture and interior design firm based out of New York City, responsible for the contemporary interiors of the Limelight Residences. On each project, the firm seeks out the essence of the location and the client’s vision for a unique and inspired approach. The firm’s high-profile portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation to new building construction, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects.
Styleworks is an award-winning boutique interior design firm specializing in hospitality, multi-family, higher education and residential projects. Founded in 2002, this dynamic, passionate and dedicated team of professionals strives to achieve a balance between purpose and innovation, bringing this level of conscientious design strategy to the interiors of each One Snowmass residence.
Designers of Lumin, TRH is a boutique firm that develops unique design solutions inspired by geographical, historical and cultural facets, through in-depth research, custom designs and use of local artisans.