A lot of people wanted to work at Aspen Skiing Co. this year. But there wasn’t enough affordable housing to make it happen.

Aspen Skiing Co. is raking in job applications this fall but lack of affordable housing is hindering their ability to seal all deals.

Skico had roughly 1,200 seasonal positions to fill, as it does every winter. Getting people interested is no problem. Applications were up 70% over last fall in mid-October. That’s increased to about 90% now, said Jeff Hanle, vice president of communications.

But Skico has “a couple hundred” positions still to fill because of the age-old problem of housing, he said.

So Skico is preparing to make a big push to entice existing Roaring Fork Valley residents to come to work at least part-time. The company wants to harness people who, in theory, already have secure housing.

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