Aspen Skiing Co. President and CEO Mike Kaplan stunned employees at a meeting Wednesday night with announcement of his retirement one year from now, in April 2023.
Kaplan made the announcement at a party celebrating multiple years of service by several employees. The party is held toward the end of every season.
His announcement did not offer details on his decision. He noted that next year will be his 30th year with the company and that “it’s time for me to step back and welcome new leadership and perspectives.”
There is no apparent rift between Kaplan and the Crown family, full owners of the company.
Kaplan took the reins of Skico in November 2006. He was 42 years of age at the time and had risen through the ranks of the company.
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