Aspen Skiing Company

www.aspensnowmass.com
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An amazing balance of work and life.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aspen, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aspen, CO

I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company

Pros

Industry leading compensation.
Terrific balance between work and life.
Dog friendly workplace.
Strong communication and leadership from senior management.
Solid employee benefits.
Dedicated to employees. Example: During poor economic times, the company did not cut wages, benefits or eliminate positions. Instead, controlled costs and focused on developing new profit centers.
You get to ski/ride for free on the best mountains in North America!

Cons

Be prepared to work your butt off during peak-season.
Company tends to see itself in the shadow of some of its competitors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let's focus more on what makes Aspen/Snowmass one of the most amazing places on the planet and worry less about what's happening over on i70.

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    Rewarding work in a beautiful environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Aspen, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company

    Pros

    - Being part of the expansive Aspen SkiCo community
    - Having access to the training and educational opportunities encouraged by Aspen SkiCo
    - Having access to free group lessons and clinics to improve your own skiing.
    - Enjoying discounts on gear, restaurants and even lodging in Aspen/Snowmass.
    - Being able to take advantage of the Colorado Real Deal, which allows employees to ski for free at such Colorado resorts as Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Durango, and more.
    - Having a job with such a clear path toward advancement: PSIA certifications, gaining rank via hours accumulated, recognition from supervisors, etc.
    - Leadership (even Kaplan, our CEO!) is incredibly accessible and interested in your experience.
    - Watching your students make tangible progress and their excitement about that progress.
    - Working for one of the most environmentally progressive companies in the country.

    Cons

    - During your first year, you only have the opportunity to work part-time. At $11/hour. That is not a living wage in Aspen, so expect a second or third job to be part of your reality. (That being said, you'll receive at least one, more likely two raises during that first year as you progress in the company.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the peak seasons seem a bit disorganized. Schedules can change daily (check online EVERY day!) and sometimes you show up to work not knowing if you will have a class that day or be sent home after an hour. I understand why that is (walk-ins, extra bookings, etc), but make sure that work is distributed fairly! (Most of the time, I think that it is!)

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    Profitable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company

    Pros

    Life and work balance. Lifestyle.

    Cons

    Tough to advance up the ranks. Nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal consistency with external posturing

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