Volume IV, Issue 14   April 5, 2018 Editor: Nathalie Crick
Bird's Eye Views From the Sundeck
Thursday, April 4, 2018
Speaker: Rich Burkley, Senior Vice President, Aspen Skiing Company. 
Rich gave us a bird's-eye view of the capital improvements for our four peaks: new bathrooms at PHQ (Highlands Patrol Headquarters), automatic parking gates at Highlands, the Pandora expansion and more! The impact of the new Alterra - a community of 12 year-round destinations- should be minimal.  Snowmass was the focus of the capital improvements with the new coaster, five challenge courses, a climbing wall and new biking and hiking trails. There is also a new nature walk where ACES will offer educational tours. The Limelight hotel is on track to open at Thanksgiving. The forest master plan for Aspen Mountain has been approved. Rich fielded questions on the new IKON pass and lift 1A. It's been a rough year but he is READY for next year!
Guests: Snowmass Village Rotarians George Hart, Dick Peck, Rob Cairncross and Pete Strecker as well as Trish Adam (Kurt Adam) and Tom Griffiths (Heidi Hoffmann.)
Volunteers Needed for April 18
Robin Smith asked for volunteers for the 3rd annual Speech competition on April 18th at the Mountain Chalet. Prizes are still needed, as well as snacks for the kids. The deadline for the kids to register is April 11th.
Please contact Robin at if you have any questions!
President Scott Russell announced that the next Board Meeting will be held next Friday same time, same place. On the menu, burritos!
Upcoming Speakers
You Can Say, "I Knew Him When..."
April 12, Bear Mathews  co-founder of The Tardigrade Group is a well versed entrepreneur, and business advisor who specializes in short-term strategic growth. Bear has worked for several distinguished social networks and sits on more than four boards internationally. Bear is 17 and attends Basalt High School.
Member News
Happy Bucks
Jeanette Darnauer and Norm Bacheldor: Happy to be having breakfast at the top of Aspen Mountain. Snowmass Snowmass Rotarians George Hart and Rob Cairncross were happy to join us. Jon Kelly: Boasted hiking the Bowl 102 times this year! Rob Ittner is grateful for the community's support of Doug Kidder's fundraiser event ($40,000 raised so far). Doug, the former manager of Rustique suffered a stroke. Charles Cunniffe is happy for all the events centered around Architecture, including the panel at the Aspen Art Museum "Architecture Here and Now." 
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