CII Kashmir delegation explores ski resorts in Aspen


Srinagar, Dec 14: The business delegation from Jammu and Kashmir on the third day of its visit to the United States today visited the popular ski destination of Aspen, Colorado.
Former mayor of Aspen, Helen Klanderud, welcomed the group to the city and appreciated CII for bringing the first ever delegation from Jammu & Kashmir. 
The delegates also met representatives from the Aspen Chamber Resort Association who briefed them about the business climate of city, the delegation said in an email to Greater Kashmir.
Looking at the Infrastructure of Aspen, Waseem Trumboo, Director Trumboo Industries Pvt Ltd. Said: Aspen is a great tourist destination with outdoor adventures from skiing to biking, quite similar to the Kashmir valley. We have so much to learn from this place in terms of developing necessary infrastructure for places like Gulmarg and Sonmarg,”
 “Aspen has many amazing mountains with a wide range of terrain to explore. Their philosophy seems to be to appeal to skiers of all skill levels and ages,” said Asif Iqbal Burza, Director Ahad Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd.
Both sides expressed interest in furthering the ties between Kashmir and Aspen, and explored options for developing a sister-city relationship as Aspen has developed with French ski area of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and some other cities in the world.
“This will allow develop a friendly and meaningful relationship and foster mutual exchange of ideas, people and material in cultural, educational, youth, sports, municipal, professional and technical projects.”

Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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