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Jonathan Ballou- S3 Managing Director

School News | January 2021

Dear S3 Team, Happy new year and thanks for all you did to contribute to a successful holiday season for the Aspen Skiing Company. With softer business levels we were able to operate at ratios even lower than are dictated...

S3 Holiday Update

Dear Ski & Snowboard Schools team members, Happy holidays from the S3 management team. Below are a few updates to help you navigate the busy holiday season. Town Hall Recording A recording of our last S3 Town Hall, held...

TextBadge Overview – Ski & Snowboard Schools

To confirm health prior to beginning work or entering ASC buildings, the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass uses: Confirm Health in ProCard schedule for Pros sign-in stations for indoor hourly staff Should a team...

Sick Employee and COVID-19 Specific Protocols

Sick Employee and COVID-19 Specific Protocols Work Rules Employees are not allowed to work if they are sick and must notify their supervisor, coordinator or manager. Employees are not allowed to work if they have been asked...

Aspen Mountain First Tracks 20/21

Aspen Mountain First Tracks will begin operation on Dec 14th 2020. We are committed to keeping our guests, Pros, and our community safe, healthy, and open for business. In an effort to do so, we must make some changes to...

Day Lodge @ the MGR

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Restaurant Openings, Operating Hours, Discounts, and Order Ahead

Dear SkiCo team! We are excited for the winter season!  We cannot wait to serve our guests and our teammates. We have put together an outline of our operations and their planned opening dates for the season but please know...

School News | November 2020

Dear S3 Team, I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. As we get closer to opening our mountains, we have additional information to share, including general principles guiding the company’s COVID-related strategy, our...

S3 Lesson Chart

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School News | October 18

Dear S3 Team, I hope you’re all doing well. I’m writing to provide some additional detail about what we know and what we’re working on for winter 2020/2021 as we continue to manage through this COVID-19 environment. Expect...

Aspen Training Academy

Operations for Return Pro Training December 2020

November 4, 2020 Hello S3 Pros, Now, more than ever, our guests will be coming to us looking to return transformed. It is our intention to follow the 5 Commitments of Containment to provide you with December’s Return Pro...

Training Academy Newsletter- February 2020

Training Academy Newsletter- February 2020 Hello S3 Pros,  Presidents’ Week is here and I’ve seen a lot of you out there having fun, which has been an area of focus this season — ensuring guests have more...

January Training News

Hello S3 Pros, January is here and so is the second stage of our Training. On behalf of the Lead Trainer Team, I hope that you find what you are looking for. As you search through the Training Calendar, take an extra moment...

ProCard & The Aspen Training Academy- Getting Ready for Winter

 Sign Up for Training on ProCard!   Every year ProCard finds a way to surprise and help us as Ski and Snowboard Pros. And the trend continues… New this year, you can find and sign up for training clinics on...

Training News- April 2019

Dear S3 Pros, With the cool weather and ongoing snow storms, it is hard to believe that the season is gradually coming to a close. While we have a few more days of training clinics ahead of us, I want take a moment to...

Training News- March 2019

Dear S3 Pros, Wow! What a start to March! I hope you are getting out on the slopes and getting a chance to rip some of the incredible powder out there.  As we enter into Spring Break and a busier time period, we have some...

Training Academy News – February 2019

Dear S3 Pros, As we approach President’s Week let’s catch up on what’s happening with the Aspen Training Academy through the rest of the month and provide a preview of clinics for the rest of the season. Morning Training...

January Training Update

Happy New Year S3 Pros! What a great holiday season between the snow, the weather, and business levels. As we start to turn our attention from the holidays to January, Training will resume shortly. The Lead Trainers and I...

December Training News

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Dear S3 Pros,[/custom_headline] Wow! What a great start to the season. Now that we are in December, I...

Aspen Training Academy News- Late October and Early November, 2018

Dear Aspen Snowmass Pros, I hope all is well with you and you are looking forward to the upcoming winter as much as I am. In an effort to provide you all with the information you need from the Aspen Training Academy without...

Aspen Mountain

Aspen Highlands 

Save the Date for Aspen Mt. Town Hall- November 13th

Aspen Mountain Pros, As we get closer to opening weekend there is no doubt that you have many questions about how we will get open and stay open. Rest assured that our goal is to provide the safest environment possible for you and your guest, allowing you to continue...

Hello From Tom Hazard

Hello,   I‘d like to introduce myself and share with you how excited and humbled I am to be joining the Aspen Mountain Team. My career has spanned several decades and a number of schools in Colorado and Utah, and 20+ years for PSIA as a clinician/examiner. Most...

Aspen Mtn School Early Season Meeting

Aspen Mountain School Early Season Meeting Tuesday, December 17th 4:30-5:30pm Limelight Hotel Aspen Social Hour from...

Aspen Mt. Return Pro Training

From the desk of Charlie MacArthur... Welcome to the 2019-2020 winter season! I’m so excited to be returning to work with such a stellar crew. The focus of training this year is to have FUN skiing and playing while tapping into experiential learning and emotional...

Ski School Race and Breakfast Potluck

Tuesday, April 9th 8:30am Breakfast Potluck in the locker room Sign up on the big table in the locker room Everyone invited 9:45-1:15pm Annual S3 Races 3pm Apres at Shlomo’s Events: SL/ SL stubbies/ GS Prizes/ awards Sign up on the training...

Ski School Photo

ASPEN MTN SKI SCHOOL PHOTO Thursday, April 4th   4:30pm Gondola Stairs  ...

Rostering Update

March is right around the corner and all forecasts are trending towards it being a very busy month. With this is mind, we are trying to shift our office staff resources to being more available to help you and your guests. So, what’s the catch, you ask… starting now...

Ajax Tavern

The following is information for ski pro lunch reservations, from AJAX TAVERN: For the dates printed below Clicquot in the Snow will be taking place at Ajax Tavern.  We have a DJ in the afternoons and this means that business levels dramatically increase not to...

Powder 8 Championship

On February 8 and 9, we’ll be hosting the first ever Bumble Powder 8 Championship at Aspen Mtn. The event will feature a friendly but competitive two-day elimination format, ultimately culminating in an eight-team final on day two. THE FORMAT On Friday February 8,...

What's in a Name?

Aspen Mountain: History of Trail Names Aztec                                                     Named for mining claim. Back, Ridge, Face of Bell             All parts of Bell Mountain. Bear Paw Glades                              Named for Aspen Mtn patrol leader...

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COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School

Snowmass School Update COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School Dear Snowmass Ski and Snowboard...

Snowmass School January Updates (2020)

Snowmass School January Updates   Safety Update, Business Development Event, How You Enhance...

Snowmass School News (January 20, 2020)

Snowmass School News Business Development Get Together, Pro Booking Update, Seating at the Tent...

READ THIS: Thank you, updates, town hall meeting Jan 11

Hello Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard...

COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School

Snowmass School Update COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School Dear Snowmass Ski and Snowboard...

Snowmass School January Updates (2020)

Snowmass School January Updates   Safety Update, Business Development Event, How You Enhance...

Snowmass School News (January 20, 2020)

Snowmass School News Business Development Get Together, Pro Booking Update, Seating at the Tent...

READ THIS: Thank you, updates, town hall meeting Jan 11

Hello Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard...

Emily Walsh Memorial

Dear S3 Pros, Coordinators and Managers, Emily Walsh, a member of the Snowmass Snowboard Division...

Alpine Coaster

Tell your guests about Snowmass’ NEW Breathtaker Alpine Coaster at Elk Camp. It has become...

No Employee Parking at Buttermilk

Please take note that when making plans with your guests to ski at Buttermilk, there is no...

Snowmass Adult Team Scheduling Request Cheat Sheet

Not all scheduling requests that come up as choices in your pro card are requests that we use on...

Pre-Season Checklist

Work Ready. Sign up at www.asc-mbs.com Pickup Pass Pickup Uniform (Starting November 17th)...

COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School

Snowmass School Update COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School Dear Snowmass Ski and Snowboard...

Snowmass School January Updates (2020)

Snowmass School January Updates   Safety Update, Business Development Event, How You Enhance...

Emily Walsh Memorial

Dear S3 Pros, Coordinators and Managers, Emily Walsh, a member of the Snowmass Snowboard Division...

First Timer 5! Five Tricks For First Time Snowboarders

First Timer 5! Five Tricks For First Time Snowboarders Written and Produced By Jeb Scicluna and...

6 & Under

Kids

COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School

Snowmass School Update COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School Dear Snowmass Ski and Snowboard...

Snowmass School January Updates (2020)

Snowmass School January Updates   Safety Update, Business Development Event, How You Enhance...

READ THIS: Thank you, updates, town hall meeting Jan 11

Hello Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard...

Emily Walsh Memorial

Dear S3 Pros, Coordinators and Managers, Emily Walsh, a member of the Snowmass Snowboard Division...

Safety Meeting week of April 1st

Monday/ Friday Morning Meeting 4/1/2019 8:30-9:00 Meeting called by: 6 and Under Coordinators...

Safety Meeting for the week of March 17th

Monday/ Friday Morning Meeting 3/18/2019 8:30-9:00 Meeting called by: 6 and Under Coordinators...

Safety Meeting Notes for Week of March 11

Monday/ Friday Morning Meeting 3/4/2019 8:30-9:00 Meeting called by: 6 and Under Coordinators...

Safety Meeting Notes for week of March 3

Monday/ Friday Morning Meeting 3/4/2019 8:30-9:00 Meeting called by: 6 and Under Coordinators...

Safety Meeting Notes for Week of February 24th

It is mid-season, what can each of us do to renew our season? This is the time of the year where...

Safety Meeting notes for week of February 17

Monday/ Frida Morning Meeting 2/18/2019 8:30-9:00 Meeting called by: 6 and Under Coordinators...

COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School

Snowmass School Update COVID-19, You and the Snowmass School Dear Snowmass Ski and Snowboard...

Snowmass School January Updates (2020)

Snowmass School January Updates   Safety Update, Business Development Event, How You Enhance...

READ THIS: Thank you, updates, town hall meeting Jan 11

Hello Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard...

Emily Walsh Memorial

Dear S3 Pros, Coordinators and Managers, Emily Walsh, a member of the Snowmass Snowboard Division...

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/15/19

Thank you! Thank you for the whole season, thank you for last week! Thank you for everything you...

Work Allocation & Scheduling Strategy Updates

Hello Kids Pros, We are now at the end of our second season using our Work Allocation &...

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/8/19

Congratulations to Lara Getz, Isaac Barnes, Joaquin Alvarez and Ben Weigle for passing their...

Health Insurance Reminders — Act by May 15, 2019

As a reminder, those employees who currently have coverage through Aspen Skiing Company’s...

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 4/1/19

Good luck to everyone going to Vail for exams!!! Here are the Weekly Meeting Minutes from 4/1/19:...

Returning Uniforms — April 2019

Please return your uniform to the Wardrobe Department at Building 407, Unit K, Aspen Airport...

Buttermilk 

Adults

Kids

March Bookings

Please have your March bookings in as soon as possible. I am already assigning the large 5 +/- day...

World Cup Info

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Information: The event will consist of both men and women ski racers...

Training Opportunities Before March Madness

March 9 – Alpine Freestyle – Freestyle Specialist 1 Training w/ Liam Sipsey @ Buttermilk...

March 13 – Private Lesson Team Dinner

AT THE RIVERSIDE GRILL IN BASALT 6:30 They have a big bar section so please feel free to arrive...

Elevate Community

The Aspen Skiing Company’s new mission statement is “Live Passionately-Awaken the Spirit, Elevate...

New Uniforms – Mandatory

The latest group of smart-looking pros coming back from the Uniform Building in the Max the Moose...

Mandatory TBL Clinics

TBL (terrain-based learning) is back at Buttermilk. Morning clinics will be held this coming week...

Photo Gallery of our Pros Rocking it Through X-Games 2017

 Hi Team, We made it through another exciting X-Games!   I know the games can make work-life...

Are You a Pro?

What does it mean to be a pro? We ask this a lot, especially early in the season with regards to...

Kids Korner

It has come to that time of year again, spring break, warm temperatures and daylight in abundance....

Are You a Pro? And Why?

I attended a meeting this week at The Limelight with a group that the company has hired to look at...

Thoughts from Rick Stevens

The SSSA Buttermilk Children’s Division has been teaching children to ski and ride for over 50...

March Bookings

Please have your March bookings in as soon as possible. I am already assigning the large 5 +/- day...

World Cup Info

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Information: The event will consist of both men and women ski racers...

Training Opportunities Before March Madness

March 9 – Alpine Freestyle – Freestyle Specialist 1 Training w/ Liam Sipsey @ Buttermilk...

March 13 – Private Lesson Team Dinner

AT THE RIVERSIDE GRILL IN BASALT 6:30 They have a big bar section so please feel free to arrive...

Elevate Community

The Aspen Skiing Company’s new mission statement is “Live Passionately-Awaken the Spirit, Elevate...

Training- Kids Fest

This week, Kids Fest returned to the training lineup. The training still encompassed all four...

Kids Korner

Well team, we have moved through X Games for another year, are in a quieter time and are moving...

6 & Under

Snowboard

March Bookings

Please have your March bookings in as soon as possible. I am already assigning the large 5 +/- day...

World Cup Info

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Information: The event will consist of both men and women ski racers...

Training Opportunities Before March Madness

March 9 – Alpine Freestyle – Freestyle Specialist 1 Training w/ Liam Sipsey @ Buttermilk...

March 13 – Private Lesson Team Dinner

AT THE RIVERSIDE GRILL IN BASALT 6:30 They have a big bar section so please feel free to arrive...

Elevate Community

The Aspen Skiing Company’s new mission statement is “Live Passionately-Awaken the Spirit, Elevate...

New Uniforms – Mandatory

The latest group of smart-looking pros coming back from the Uniform Building in the Max the Moose...

Mandatory TBL Clinics

TBL (terrain-based learning) is back at Buttermilk. Morning clinics will be held this coming week...

Photo Gallery of our Pros Rocking it Through X-Games 2017

 Hi Team, We made it through another exciting X-Games!   I know the games can make work-life...

Are You a Pro?

What does it mean to be a pro? We ask this a lot, especially early in the season with regards to...

March Bookings

Please have your March bookings in as soon as possible. I am already assigning the large 5 +/- day...

World Cup Info

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Information: The event will consist of both men and women ski racers...

Training Opportunities Before March Madness

March 9 – Alpine Freestyle – Freestyle Specialist 1 Training w/ Liam Sipsey @ Buttermilk...

March 13 – Private Lesson Team Dinner

AT THE RIVERSIDE GRILL IN BASALT 6:30 They have a big bar section so please feel free to arrive...

Elevate Community

The Aspen Skiing Company’s new mission statement is “Live Passionately-Awaken the Spirit, Elevate...

New Uniforms – Mandatory

The latest group of smart-looking pros coming back from the Uniform Building in the Max the Moose...

Mandatory TBL Clinics

TBL (terrain-based learning) is back at Buttermilk. Morning clinics will be held this coming week...

Photo Gallery of our Pros Rocking it Through X-Games 2017

 Hi Team, We made it through another exciting X-Games!   I know the games can make work-life...

Are You a Pro?

What does it mean to be a pro? We ask this a lot, especially early in the season with regards to...

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