Local Information: The Snowmass Hotel is changing its name; Aspen Strong welcome event; Aspen Chapel pet blessing on tap
Snowmass hotels under new management, new name to host career fair
Two Snowmass Village hotels are slated to reopen this winter under new management after several months of renovations: the property formerly operated as The Westin will be Viewline Resort Snowmass (now under the Marriott Autograph Collection) and the Wildwood, which will continue to operate as The Westin. operate under that Name.
The two properties will host a career fair on October 4 at the Collectif in Base Village ahead of the renovated hotels debut this winter. A wide range of departments are recruiting, with 50 open positions currently listed on bit.ly/ViewlineJobs.
Job seekers can confirm attendance in advance at bit.ly/RSVPHiringEvent but registration is not compulsory.
Aspen Strong hosts community hike and celebration of mental health on Saturday
Aspen Strong, a local nonprofit mental health advocacy organization, will host “Hike, Hope, Heal” Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm in Aspen.
The annual event includes a walk on Smuggler Mountain Road to remember those who committed suicide and a community celebration of mental health with music, vendors, food and libations and gifts at Mollie Gibson Park.
Late registration and collection of wristbands and tickets will be available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Personal trainers Rachel and John Brown will lead a “conscious movement” at 11:00 am and the hike will follow at 11:20 am 12:30 pm-4:00pm
Proceeds from the $ 40 donation to participate will go to work at Aspen Strong and help support the Mental Health Fund, a resource that allows therapists to offer up to 10 free sessions to clients. Children under 12 are free.
Supporters can also create an individual or team fundraiser – each person who raises $ 200 will have their entry fee waived – or can donate and receive tickets for giveaways.
Food and drink tickets are included with registration; Paradise Bakery, Mawa’s Kitchen, Marble Distillery, Aspen Brewing Co. and JUS will provide refreshments.
For more information, visit aspenstrong.org/hike-hope-heal.
The Chapel of Aspen will host the blessing of the animals
Following a long-standing tradition, now revived, Aspen Chapel will bless all animals that arrive at a special chapel church on October 3 at 11 a.m. The services coincide with the feast of St. Francis, which takes place on October 4.
Each animal will receive a blessing certificate and no one is too big or too small to attend. In the past, the chapel has blessed Black Angus dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and even cattle. There will be refreshments for two-legged and four-legged participants.
For details, call Nicholas Vesey at 970-355-4243.
Aspen Institute announces climate event in Miami
Aspen Ideas and the Aspen Institute’s Energy Environment Program will partner with the city of Miami Beach and other partner institutions for a multi-day event to address climate change next spring in Florida.
“Aspen Ideas: Climate 2022” will take place March 3-7 in Miami Beach, the institute announced on September 23. Tickets will go on sale later this year. Visit bit.ly/2XHl7yP for more information.