For the 13th season in a row, Art in Unexpected Places, the Aspen Skiing Company/Aspen Art Museum partnership, elevates the humble lift pass with a reproduced work of art. This winter, the five variations feature close-up photos of “Solo Together,” a grouping of 150 replicas of the instantly recognizable beverage cup.

To create the original installation, which was exhibited in London last summer, multimedia artist Paula Crown (yes, of that Crown family) meticulously crumpled individual cups to reflect the impact of human touch, then cast them in plaster and painted them in layers of red.

Arranged as if they were strewn around after a celebration, the cups represent dualities: the camaraderie of the party versus isolation afterward. Convenience versus disposability and waste. Joy versus alarm. Dissecting the various layers of meaning will make for one heck of a gondola conversation.

For 2017/18 season pass and lift ticket information, visit:

2017/18 Opening Days
Aspen Mountain : November 23
Snowmass: November 23
Aspen Highlands: December 9
Buttermilk: December 9

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