After decades of nurturing the heartbeat of Aspen’s rich local ski culture, the Skier’s Chalet has been bought out by developers and is to be converted into a $200 million luxury housing complex… I guess nothing is sacred if it means more money in the big man’s pockets.
Standing Proud. The Skier's Chalet has held a strong presence at the base of lift 1A since its construction in the late 1940's | Matt Powers photo.
For decades, the most dedicated aspen locals skiers have called the Chalet home. The classic ski lodge was once a hotel but has been a permanent residency for generations of skiers and boarders to take advantage of the affordable rent and prime location to maximize their winter gnar.
The Crew. Purrent and past residents of the Chalet gather for likely one of the last times | Matt Powers photo.
It truly is a sad sight watching the classic establishments of our favorite mountains get brushed aside for the purpose of fancifying the resort side of things in the area. But, alas, such is a fact of life. The only constant is change, and there is no stopping progress. We wish the best to all the current residents of the Chalet that they will land on their feet without their lovely home on the mountain.
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