Destination: Aspen/ Snow Mass Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
425 Rio Grande Place, Aspen, Colorado, 81611-1431
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Aspen, Co is a year-round resort area. It is a great place for incentives, meetings, conferences, or reunions. It offers an interesting history, challenging outdoor recreation opportunities, abundant cultural activities, pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery.
By David Vranicar
March 26, 2013
In Colorado, it is much harder to avoid nature than to enjoy it. With venues that are either in the mountains or staring right at them, not to mention a food and beer culture shaped by a love of the outdoors, Colorado is bursting with reminders to enjoy yourself. While skiing and hiking excursions are always on the table, there is an abundance of outdoor-event opportunities as well.
By Steve Winston
December 31, 2012
If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.
By Jessie Fetterling
March 29, 2012
Colorado has long been known for its natural riches. Miners from across the States came to the area in the 1800s to find gold and other precious metals and stones. Ever since, visitors have come to soak in its raw glory—natural hot springs, hundreds of lakes and rivers, national parks and monuments, and, of course, the mountains.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 30, 2011
Talk about a sense of arrival: Book a meeting in the Rocky Mountains, and your attendees will be greeted with the sight of natural wonders shaped over the course of millions of years, soaring thousands of feet into the sky. They will have access to ample winding trails, snowy crests and wildlife. They will be able to ski, bike, hike—pretty much any outdoor pursuit imaginable.
By Jessie Fetterling
October 01, 2010
Colorado has certainly taken over the green-initiative reigns, as Gov. Bill Rutter continues to promote his New Energy Economy program, proving that clean-energy could be any state’s ticket out of the current recession. By adding thousands of clean-energy jobs and companies—an 18% increase to 1,500 clean-energy companies since 2004—the state has not only boosted its economy, but reinforced its reputation as an eco-friendly destination.
By Talia Salem
March 19, 2010
If Colorado had an official drink, it would be beer. This beverage can be seen in the hands of locals and visitors all over, and breweries whipping up these carbonated concoctions can be found in almost any town. Popularly known for its dramatic Rocky Mountain range, the state is fast becoming known for its host of local breweries.
Learn about Aspen/ Snow Mass for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 16
Total Hotel Rooms: 1,142
Number of Special Events Venues:
Local Convention Centers: Aspen Meadows Conference Center
Local Airports: Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
Local CVB: Stay Aspen/Snowmass
Aspen, located about 200 miles west of Denver, doesn’t require an introduction, but it may need an explanation. It’s a world-class destination at 7,890 feet, well-known for its challenging ski slopes and glam celebrities. When blanked in snow, Aspen’s downtown area resembles a snow globe with warm light glowing from inside hotels and restaurants. Explore the snowy whimsy of this Colorado location that has as much to offer in the summer months, as in the snow.
The seasons are perfect for fall leaf walking, Jeep tours, hiking, biking, horseback riding and, for the right audience, an annual John Denver Festival. Foodie Food Tours are guided walking trips through Aspen’s culinary venues. For those interested in more active adventures, the year-old Outside In Aspen festival is packed with chances to run, bike, fish and learn to do stand-up river paddling.
Aspen’s sister destination Snowmass Village, 15 miles to the northwest, is a self-contained resort area built around the base of Snowmass Ski Area in a valley that was first settled by ranching families. In addition to excellent skiing, it boasts the Anderson Ranch Art Center and, during the summer, the Jazz Aspen/Snowmass festival.
These snowy wonderlands and spring time treasures are the perfect setting for your next meeting.