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EXPERIENCE ASPEN’S “SECRET SEASON” WITH A BUY TWO/GET THREE OFFER

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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:

Aspen Meadows, Frias Properties, Independence Square Hotel, Inn at Aspen, Limelight Hotel, St. Moritz Lodge and The St. Regis Aspen.

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.

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ACRA $50 credit for recreational activities can be booked with the following providers via Stay Aspen Snowmass:

Events during the Secret Season:

Cycling events

  • 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.

 

For media information and images, visit www.aspenchamber.org/media and contact Promo Communications at 970.925.8480 or

Maureen Poschman • [email protected]

Melissa Wisenbaker • [email protected]

Greg Fitzsimmons • [email protected]

For visitor information, visit www.aspenchamber.org, or call 1.888.290.1324 or 970.925.1940.

Connect with Aspen on Facebook, Twitter (@AspenCO), Instagram (@AspenCO), YouTube and the blog.

 

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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