EXPERIENCE ASPEN’S “SECRET SEASON” WITH A BUY TWO/GET THREE OFFER
Cycling, Hiking, Rafting, Kayaking + Special Packages
ASPEN, Colo. (March 1, 2016) – While Aspen’s summer season has started to rival its winters, many visitors have yet to discover Aspen’s Secret Season – from May through mid-June when spring bursts into summer, Aspen trees leaf into brilliant green, rivers and streams peak with spring runoff thrilling rafters, kayakers and SUP aficionados, and cyclists, mountain bikers and hikers hit the trails and roads.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) has partnered with hotel and condominium properties to spread the word with a special lodging offer of Buy Two/Get One Night Free or Buy Three/Get One Night Free. As an added incentive, ACRA will provide anyone booking the Secret Season package with Stay Aspen Snowmass a $50 credit towards a recreational activity, including rafting, ballooning, kayaking, stand-up paddling or bike rental.
The following properties are offering the Secret Season lodging deal:
To book the Secret Season package, valid for travel from May 1 – June 12 2016, visit http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/secret or call 877-812-6540. Special offers are subject to availability and blackout dates and expiration dates vary per property. The $50 activity credit is per room based on double occupancy.
Activity Credit -
ACRA $50 credit for recreational activities can be booked with the following providers via Stay Aspen Snowmass:
- Aspen Kayak Academy (kayaking and standup paddle boarding)
- Aspen Paragliding (paragliding)
- Blazing Adventures (whitewater rafting trips, Jeep tours and bike trips)
- Four Mountain Sports (cruiser bike rentals and children’s bike rentals)
Events during the Secret Season:
- Lance Armstrong invites guests to participate in the Gran Fondo in Aspen June 11. The route will have something for everyone with steep climbs, flat sections, and a total ascent of over 4,000 feet. The loop begins and ends in Aspen, taking rides through Snowmass, Woody Creek, and Old Snowmass.
- Ride The Rockies will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year beginning June 12, with the route beginning in Carbondale with a 50-mile day finishing in Aspen. Day two leads cyclists from Aspen to Copper Mountain and continues for four more days ending in Fort Collins. 2,000 riders will be randomly selected to participate in a lottery registration for the event.
- The 22nd annual Ride for the Pass is a fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation returning to Aspen May 21. Cyclists race up to the top of Independence Pass at 12,095 feet.
Aspen Art Museum exhibits and events
- An exhibition from renowned artist Lynda Benglis will be presented outdoors in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden of the Aspen Art Museum beginning April 22.
- Throughout the month of May, the Aspen Art Museum will offer a Contemporary Art Short Course, a four-session course, which meets every Wednesday in May to break down key histories, concepts and debates of contemporary art.
- The first artist lecture of May at the Aspen Art Museum will feature multimedia artist Sam Durant on May 19. Durant’s work has been featured in solo and group museum exhibitions internationally and is currently a faculty member in the Program for Arts at the California Institute of the Arts.
Birding with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
- Spring migratory species makes May one of the most exciting months for birding in the Aspen area. Birders of all levels are welcome to join Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) Naturalist Rebecca Weiss Tues., May 3 and Tues., May 15 to discover recently arrived breeding birds as well as species moving through on their northward migrations.
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For visitor information, visit www.aspenchamber.org, or call 1.888.290.1324 or 970.925.1940.