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Inhabitants of Aspen’s famous Skier’s Chalet will be forced to find a new home this summer, marking the end for the low-budget “ski bum” hub. According to Aspen Public Radio, the building’s current owner, Lift One Lodge Aspen LLC, notified tenants this week that their month-by-month leases will not be renewed come August 31.

Since 2005, the old hotel’s rooms have been leased to a total of 15 tenants in 11 rooms, with prices currently sitting at a remarkable $750/month. In 2015, when the property was sold to its present owners, the tenants were allowed to stay.

Unfortunately, with the property being a known part of the Lift One Corridor redevelopment project, its life has been on the ropes for years. Rather than completely demolishing and wiping away the Skier’s Chalet, however, developers intend to relocate the lodge to East Dean Street from East Gilbert Street. As of now, plans see the building being used as both a ski history museum and guest services offices operated by Aspen Skiing Co.

Development on the Lift One Lodge is set to begin in the spring of 2025. Several steps, including the approval of the company’s building permits, are still ahead before that date can truly be set in stone.

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