Episode 23

Ep. 23: Andy Gunion — Sustainability is a Luxury Value

Published on: 30th June, 2021

Andy Gunion is the managing partner of East West in the Roaring Fork Valley. East West Partners has developed some of the world’s top resort and urban communities, hotels, and office buildings. They’ve earned a reputation for innovation and design, from the famed escalators of Beaver Creek to the iconic train canopy at Denver’s Union Station. Andy has been with the company for 17 years and took over the Snowmass Base Village development 4.5 years ago. 

During that time, the Limelight Hotel and residences was completed anchoring an entirely reimagined village core and community gathering place. Under Andy’s leadership, the team at East West and Slifer Smith & Frampton sold-out the Viceroy residences, Lumin condos, The Havens, One Snowmass East and West, launched a new residence club, and most recently broke ground on Electric Pass Lodge.

In our conversation we covered the vision, partnership, and opportunity it took to resurrect the unfinished Base Village development. While not every resort warrants a village, those that do, should carefully heed lessons from the past combined with the right lifestyle components, residential units, and local operators focused on the true user experience. Finally, we talked about what it took to engineer and launch Electric Pass Lodge – a groundbreaking all-electric, ski-in/ski-out condo residence 100% powered by renewable energy.

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Welcome to Selling The Mountains — a podcast about the booming mountain town real estate economy and unique personalities fueling it. Your host is Christian Knapp, a lifelong mountain town enthusiast and resort marketing leader based in Aspen, Colorado who has worked for the top destinations in North America. Each episode is an insider’s perspective on market trends, lifestyle, success stories, and the business of buying and selling property in the mountains.

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Christian Knapp is the former chief marketing officer of Aspen Skiing Company and a lifelong mountain town enthusiast. He is an accomplished marketing and sales leader who has worked for the top resorts in North America — including Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. Christian is currently an independent consultant, podcaster, and principal at Moment of Truth — a boutique marketing firm specializing in brand development, strategic planning, and digital execution.