20 Nov News From Aspen Skiing Company Winter 2018/19
New Limelight Hotel Snowmass
Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) is well underway with construction on the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass for a scheduled completion date of November 2018. The new hotel will feature 99 hotel rooms and 11 for-sale condominiums, plus a new restaurant, a children’s game area as well as a five-story climbing wall that will be open to the public and the tallest of its kind in the state. Modeled after the company’s existing properties in Aspen, Colo. and Ketchum, Idaho, the hotel will be located adjacent to Snowmass Mountain’s Elk Camp Gondola providing ski-in/ski-out access. The new hotel property will remain consistent with the Limelight brand featuring amenities and extras such as an expanded continental breakfast, après ski deals in the Lounge, live music, adventure activities such as First Tracks and Inside Tracks, a ski concierge as well as pet-friendly rooms. Stonehill & Taylor, based out of New York City, have been selected to design the interior, with plans to continue the Limelight’s contemporary yet casual design theme. The hotel is pursuing a LEED certification. For more information, visit www.limelighthotels.com/snowmass.
Snowmass Mountain Club
The Snowmass Mountain Club will offer exclusive access on-and-off Snowmass mountain with 228 private memberships. The facilities, located in the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass, are equipped with ski valet, family locker rooms, and après-ski in the club lounge. On-mountain experiences will comprise of activities like first tracks, moonlight cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and summer off-road tours as well as an on-site concierge. Other member benefits include private garage parking directly below the Club, ski-in access and admittance to the hotel’s fitness facilities and hot tubs. The Snowmass Mountain Club is scheduled to open November 2018. For more information, visit www.snowmassmountainclub.com.
Snowmass Base Village Development
Located at the base of Snowmass Ski Area in the heart of Snowmass Village, Colo., Snowmass Base Village (SBV) is a $600 million mountain-resort development, currently the largest under construction in North America. This approximately 10-year project will add lodging, residences, restaurants, retail, and amenities to the world-class resort. Completion of the first phase of construction is slated for November 2018, with a grand opening celebration to be held Dec. 15, and includes the Limelight Hotel, ski-in/ski-out residences, public events plaza with ice skating rink, cozy fire pits, and community building. Development is currently ongoing for the following:
- The 99-room, 11-residence Limelight Hotel. The Limelight will also host the Snowmass Mountain Club, an exclusive 228-member private club with member parking, lockers and lounge space right at the base of the mountain. The mountain-contemporary building was designed by Oz Architecture.
- A central public events plaza that will serve as the community’s gathering space with an ice-skating rink in the winter and events lawn during the summer, as well as fire pits, children’s pop-up fountains and other community amenities. The plaza was designed by Oz Architecture and StudioINSITE. Scheduled completion November 2018.
- Lumin, a residential condominium building adjacent to the Plaza and Elk Camp Gondola with three residences and a Four Mountain Sports store. The building was designed by Oz Architecture, with interior design by The Ranch House. Scheduled completion Winter 2018/19.
- A Community Center that will be a public building and include interactive activities with ever-changing programs for families and children, as well as a bar and restaurant with outdoor patio seating. It is being designed by Harry Teague Architects and pursuing LEED Gold Certification. The official opening is to be determined. A temporary outdoor bar will be open this ski season.
For more information about the Snowmass Base Village development, visit www.allinsnowmass.com.
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