Mayor Steve Skadron’s dream to turn Aspen into a hub for businesses servicing the ski mountaineering world will be part of an open council discussion soon, and the mayor has been pitching the idea to industry representatives, local developers and the state’s economic development office.
Skadron in October began working with companies that produce the lightweight gear to potentially base their design teams in Aspen. Part of his pitch is that local athletes would demo the equipment, giving real-time feedback to engineers about what works on the hill and what doesn’t. People from across the nation would look to Aspen locals for tips on gear.
Pitkin County officials are moving forward with plans to expand the landfill, build a new solid wastewater treatment plant and move a shooting range used by local law enforcement to another part of the facility.