State: Ski Area:

SACC Steering Committee Members:
Sierra Nevada Alliance

Endorsing Organizations:
Rocky Mountain Wild The Greater Yellowstone Coalition, The Wilderness Society, The Lands Council, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Biodiversity Legal Foundation, Wild Wilderness,Wildlands CPR, Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Conservation Northwest, Siskiyou Regional Education Project, Wilderness Workshop, Idaho Conservation League, Colorado Mountain Club, California Wilderness Coalition, American Lands Alliance, WildEarth Guardians, Native Forest Council, and the Western Wildlife Conservancy.

Aspen Skiing Company

Average Resort Score: 88.5%

Aspen Skiing Company is owned by Henry Crown and Company, the investment holding company of Chicago's Crown family. The company's 4 resorts are all located within Pitkin County Colorado. The Crown family's management philosophies are reflected in the company's operations with importance placed on environmental policies and social-economic impacts in the surrounding communities. Aspen Skiing Company has limited interest in real estate projects, including the Little Nell's Hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain. The majority of Aspen Skiing Company's real estate development efforts go into building employee housing units for its workers. Aspen Skiing Company considers environmental and social issues to be of great importance to both their operations and success and the company's policies and operations reflect this ethic, making Aspen Skiing Company one of the leaders in the ski industry on both social and environmental issues.

Aspen Skiing Company Ski Areas: 4 ski areas totaling 6,866 acres of skiable terrain.

# Name Grade
1 Aspen Highlands Ski Resort 92.2% (A)
2 Aspen Mountain Ski Resort 91.3% (A)
3 Buttermilk Mountain Ski Resort 91.3% (A)
4 Snowmass Ski Resort 79% (A)

Resorts Not Included On Scorecard
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The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition works to ensure that ski area management decisions, either by the Forest Service, the ski companies, or local goverments, are responsive to
the needs of real environmental protection, local communities, and the skiing public

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