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2016 Aspen PR Clippings

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association works to promote Aspen as a premier year-round destination through a targeted public relations campaign highlighting all that Aspen has to offer and gaining media exposure for our destination and local businesses. We work with the local PR agency Promo Communications. As part of our efforts, below is a list of articles that mention Aspen, local businesses and activities. Please note that the media coverage featured is not necessarily the sole result of the ACRA  but could be the result of other community partner's efforts.

Aspen Online Coverage 2016

12/30/16 Observer The Other Après Ski: Your Ultimate Mountain Spa Guide
12/30/16 W Magazine Where the Rich and Fabulous Go to Recover from the Holidays and Reset for the New Year
12/30/16 Tera News The Other Apres Ski: Your Ultimate Mountain Spa Guide
12/30/16 Jetsetters Blog Snowcat Skiing + Boarding in Colorado
12/29/16 New York Amsterdam News Eight places to visit in 2017
12/29/16 The Sun Daily Top ski resorts for ringing in the new year
12/29/16 Freeskier 10 night skiing destinations that'll change your New Year's Eve plans
12/28/16 Frommers 10 Best Ski Lodges in the U.S.
12/28/16 Denver Life Magazine Where the Kids Can Ski and Ride for Free This Season
12/27/16 5280 online Ski Run We Like: Aspen's Face of Bell
12/23/16 Town & Country Online T&C Travel Guide: Aspen
12/22/16 Denver Post Online Celebrate the New Year with these Colorado weekend getaways
12/22/16 Taking the Kids It's Time Again For Families to Have Some Fun in the Snow
12/21/16 Mountain Living Must-Visit Ski Resorts Around Colorado
12/21/16 Town & Country Online What Your Ski Town Says About You
12/21/16 Robb Report Downhill Delight
12/16/16 Men's Journal (print) Pick The Right Weekend
12/8/16 5280 Online A Blissful Winter Escape Awaits
12/6/16 Forbes Online 4 Ways to Ensure the Perfect Aspen Ski Trip
11/22/16 MSN Travel The Top 50 Honeymoon Destinations for 2017
11/21/16 MSN Travel Best U.S. Ski Towns for Non-Skiers
11/21/16 The Gazette Online 27 ways to celebrate the holiday season in Colorado Springs and beyond
11/17/16 The Australian Why Aspen is not just for winter
11/16/16 SkiNet Gay for Aspen
11/16/16 MSN Travel 20 American Cities To Visit During the Winter
11/15/16 Only In Your State 11 Undeniably Fun Places To Take Out Of Town Visitors In Colorado
11/15/16 TravelPulse.com The Best American Towns for the Holidays
11/15/16 Jetsettersblog Colorado High Country Travel News
11/15/16 Outside Online Resorts Give You the Most for Your Money?
11/7/16 SnowIndustryNews.com Early Season Deals Will Help Skiers and Snowboarders Save At Colorado
11/5/16 AOL.com 7 trips that make unforgettable gifts
11/5/16 Daily Telegraph (print) 20 ultimate ski experiences
11/3/16 Chicago Splash Winter Getaways: Top 5 Spots to Ski This Season
10/26/16 Meetings + Events Aspen Offers Rich History & Big Reputation
10/26/16 Westword Online The 2016 Guide to Live Music in the Mountains
10/26/16 MSN Travel Canada Ski Towns Where the Fall Foliage is Almost Better Than The Snow
10/26/16 MSN Travel The 15 Best Places to Go This Winter
10/25/16 Yahoo Canada Finance The 15 Best Places to Go This Winter
10/25/16 Yahoo Finance The 15 Best Places to Go This Winter
10/24/16 AndrewHarper.com Rocky Mountains: Year Round Recreation
10/24/16 MSN Travel The 10 Most Gorgeous Fall Hikes Around the Country
10/11/16 Bloomberg News Online Love or Hate It, Uphill Skiing Will Be Big This Winter
10/8/16 SFGate Top 20 fall hikes
10/5/16 Meetings Today Online The West holds family-friendly adventures
9/30/16 5280 Online A (Road) Trip Back in Time
9/30/16 USA Today (+15 additional outlets) Fall foliage: 10 spots for great leaf peeping
9/27/16 Runner's World Online How a Mountain Biker Fell in Love with Mountain Running
9/26/16 Shermans Travel How to Maintain Your Yoga Practice for Free While Traveling
9/26/16 Active Rain Sunrise over Independence Pass Colorado September 2016
9/26/16 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Online For Fall Foliage Season, Lower Prices at Hotels
9/24/16 New York Times Online For Fall Foliage Season, Lower Prices at Hotels
9/23/16 Denver Post Online 5 drives for seeing Colorado's fall color
9/10/16 Southern Bride Falling in Awe: Aspen, Colorado
9/9/16 303 Magazine Online Best Mountain Events to Attend in Colorado This Fall
9/7/16 Jetsettersblog Colorado Ski Country USA Enhances Guest Experiences
9/7/16 Meetings + Events Over the Top Learning Adventures in Colorado
9/7/16 Denver Life Magazine Online Shifting Gears: Top Bike Trails in Colorado
8/31/16 Life by DailyBurn The 15 Most Epic Trail Races in the U.S.
8/30/16 JustLuxe 4 Luxury Ski Resorts Ideal For Christmas Break
8/30/16 MSN Travel 7 Affordable, Romantic Weekend Getaways
8/29/16 Business Insider The best destinations for seeing fall colors in America
8/27/16 5280 Online Colorado's Best Kept Secrets
8/26/16 Cheese Traveller 5 Things To Look For In A Pet-Friendly Stay
8/24/16 Travel + Leisure Online This Colorado Airport Has Special Trash Cans for Pot
8/24/16 Elite Daily 7 Epic Music Festival Road Trips To Add To Your Bucket List
8/24/16 MSN Travel 70 Degrees and Sunny: 5 Cool Cities to Escape to ASAP
8/24/16 PureWow 70 Degrees and Sunny: 5 Cool Cities to Escape to ASAP
8/24/16 Honestly Jamie Aspen with Steinway & Sons
8/22/16 MSN Travel 25 Cheap Destinations for Off-Season Travel
8/19/16 Travel Agent Magazine Online Taking the Kids- When They are Grown and Lead the Way in the Back Country
8/18/16 Vacation Resource Destination - Aspen
8/17/16 Travel Magazine Editor Picks: Cheap Hotels in Aspen
8/17/16 Ablik.com Let's all party: What is the best destination in the world to have fun?
8/15/16 Travel + Leisure Online The Best Holiday Cocktails From Around the World
8/15/16 SpaFinder An Underground Nook in Aspen
8/14/16 SFGate Aspen a base for changing attitude about altitude
8/14/16 Go To Travel Gal Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen: Where, Why & How
8/13/16 Tech Insider 3 American cities that use 100% renewable energy - and 7 that plan to join them within 20 years
8/12/16 JustLuxe 7 Romantic Fall Foliage Destinations to Visit With Your Darling This Autumn
8/10/16 MSN Travel The Best Places to See Fall Foliage...Outside of New England
8/9/16 AFAR Magazine Online 5 Must-See Museum Makeovers in the American West
8/7/16 Elite Daily 6 Places You Should Go If You're Vacationing With Your SO For The First Time
8/6/16 Mountain Living Online A Recap of the 2016 Aspen Arts Festival
8/5/16 New York Observer Online Is Aspen the New Hamptons?
8/4/16 USA Today College 24 food festivals around the world you need to experience before you die
8/4/16 Style Cartel The Best Spa Locations in the US
8/4/16 Travel Agent Magazine Online Taking the kids -- to (Affordable) Aspen/Snowmass in the Summer and Fall
8/4/16 Taking the Kids Aspen/Snowmass in the Summer and Fall - Affordable for Families
8/3/16 Naptime Reviewer Top 4 Colorado Towns To Visit This Summer
8/3/16 Parachute Visit Colorado's Ghost Towns
8/2/16 Meetings + Events Colorado is a Top Pick for the Reawakening of Incentive Trips
8/2/16 5280 Online The 5280 Guide to Colorado's Best Wilderness Areas
8/2/16 MSN Travel The 10 Best Last Minute Getaways
8/2/16 New York Observer Online This Art Camp For Adults Just Turned 50
7/29/16 MSN Food & Drink US The 24 Food Festivals Around the World You Need to Experience Before You Die
7/29/16 CNN Online + 7 other outlets 20 of America's most beautiful hotels
7/28/16 Snow Magazine Pokemon GO: An Aspen Quest for Pikachu
7/28/16 Mountain Living Online River Rafting in the Rockies
7/24/16 Taking the Kids Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen - Good v. Bad
7/22/16 Amazing Adventure Travel Destination Aspen
7/19/16 Fodor's Travel 6 Reasons to Visit Aspen In The Summer
7/1/16 Jetsetter Where to Stay Cool This Summer
6/30/16 ABreakingNews.com America's Best 4th of July Fireworks
6/30/16 Dailynews724 America's Best 4th of July Fireworks
6/30/16 Fox News Channel Online America's Best 4th of July Fireworks
6/29/16 Yahoo! Canada Finance High Altitude Art on the Cutting Edge
6/29/16 Bloomberg News Online High Altitude Art on the Cutting Edge
6/29/16 Meetings + Events Where CEO's Meet in the U.S. Mountain West
6/29/16 AXS.com Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience generates huge crowds at Benedict Music Tent
6/29/16 KJCT-TV Online Fourth of July activities in western Colorado
6/29/16 Statesman Journal Online Al fresco dining in America's food cities
6/29/16 Poughkeepsie Journal Online Al fresco dining in America's food cities
6/29/16 USA Today Online A fresco dining in America's food cities
6/28/16 Today Online Tamron Hall visits the Aspen Food & Wine Festival
6/28/16 STAug News From Food to Fireworks: The "Best" in July 4th Celebrations
6/28/16 Monterey city news From Food to Fireworks: The "Best" in July 4th Celebrations
6/27/16 Crave Online Hickory House, Aspen: Good Barbecue in High Places
6/24/16 Huffington Post Why the Aspen Classic is Actually Classic
6/24/16 5280 Online Sound Bites: Food & Wine Classic 2016
6/23/16 Huffington Post The Best Vacation Spot in Every U.S. State
6/23/16 Gazette Online Fireworks, festivals and more highlight Fourth of July calendar in Colorado
6/22/16 PeterGreenberg.com Historic Hotels Around the World
6/22/16 Tech Insider The 18 most delicious things I ate at the best food festival of the year
6/22/16 Canmua.net Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2016 Best Dishes
6/22/16 Denver Post Online Aspen and Vail music fests, never really rivals, are now collaborators
6/21/16 Business Insider The 18 most delicious things I ate at the best food festival of the year
6/20/16 Westword Online The ten best things about the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
6/14/16 BizBash Online 5 New Concepts to Look for at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic
6/12/16 TravelAge West Online Family Vacation Ideas in Aspen, Colorado
6/6/16 Westword Online Summer Guide: Ten Best Outdoor Music Venues in Colorado
6/4/16 Forbes Online Summer Guide: Ten Best Outdoor Music Venues in Colorado
6/4/16 Canmua.net 14 insanely cheap destinations for spring 2016
5/13/16 Forbes Travel Guide 6 Reasons to Visit Aspen This Summer
5/12/16 MSN Travel The 7 Most Relaxing Vacation Spots That Aren't Mexico
5/12/16 PureWow The 7 Most Relaxing Vacation Spots That Aren't Mexico
5/6/16 MSN Lifestyle A Minimalist Mountain Wedding in Aspen
4/28/16 Houston Chronicle Online + 20 other outlets Discover these 4 transformative vacations
4/28/16 MSN Food & Drink US America's Best Margarita Bars
4/21/16 Fatherly The 5 Nicest Places On Earth To Take Your Kids On Summer Vacation
4/8/16 Westword Online Where to Jam When the Lifts Close
4/8/16 Conde Nast Traveler Online The Best Food Cities in the U.S.
3/24/16 USA Today Online + 11 other outlets 14 insanely cheap destinations for spring 2016
3/24/16 Vogue Online Inside Aspen's Cloud Nine: Where the World's Wildest Ski Party Happens Twice a Day, Every Day
3/23/16 Palm Beach Post Online Getting an Aspen fix without going broke
3/22/16 BuzzFeed 17 Breathtaking Places To Go Soul Searching In The Colorado Rockies
3/20/16 Washington Post Online The surprisingly accessibility of Aspen on a budget
3/20/16 Washington Post (print) In Aspen, high life and high slopes on a low budget
3/16/16 Mountain Meetings (print) Where CEOs Meet
3/16/16 Mountain Meetings (print) Magnificent Mountain Gatherings
3/16/16 Colorado Meetings + Events (print) Eat Where You Sleep
3/10/16 10Best- USA Today Road Trip: Must-See Ghost Towns of Colorado
3/9/16 Cool Hunting World of Mouth: Aspen for non-skiers
3/8/16 Ski Local's Guide to Aspen, Colorado
3/7/16 Luxury Travel Magazine Colorado Ski Country's Undiscovered Retreats
3/7/16 Taking the Kids Affordable Aspen
3/4/16 Taking the Kids A Hotel With Great Vibes
3/3/16 Goop The Aspen Guide
3/2/16 KWGN-TV Online Aspen Apres Ski Cocktail Classic
3/2/16 OnTheSnow.com Goggle Tan Ski Resorts: 4 Bright Ideas
2/27/16 Huffington Post America's Best Ski Towns
2/27/16 Good Morning America Online 5 Healthy Spring Break Getaways That Will Change Your Life
2/18/16 Vacation Idea 25 Best Family Ski Resorts in North America
2/17/16 MSN Travel Canada 10 Insane 5-Star Hotels Worth Saving For
2/17/16 Kiwi Magazine Online Eco-Friendly Winter Vacations
2/15/16 Westword Online The Ten Best Film Festivals in Colorado
2/13/16 Points Guy 6 Spots to Hit the Slopes with Points This Winter
2/12/16 Food Network Top 5 Romantic Foods in America
2/12/16 Travel + Leisure Online How to Have a Perfect Valentine's Day in Aspen
2/10/16 Town & Country Online Aztech Mountain
2/10/16 Huffington Post 4 Luxurious Spa Resort Getaways for Your Valentine
2/5/16 Brides Online The Best Venues in America: The West
2/4/16 New York Times Online 36 Hours in Aspen, Colorado
2/3/16 Hughesnet 9 of the Most Romantic Cities in America
2/3/16 303 Magazine Online Top 8 Colorado Film Festivals in 2016
2/3/16 Travel Agent Magazine Online Seven Boutique Hotels to Watch for Millennial Travelers
2/2/16 Conde Nast Traveler Online The 8 Events Worth Traveling For This February
2/2/16 Yahoo Travel Forget the Super Bowl-Ski These Epic Bowls
2/2/16 Zoe Report How To Do Aspen In 48 Hours
1/31/16 Gayot Aspen Colorado Maroon Bells
1/28/16 U.S. News & World (print) The Top 12 Pet Friendly Hotels in the USA
1/28/16 Outside Online The Most Luxurious Chairlift in the World
1/27/16 Departures Magazine Online The Best of What's New in Aspen, Colorado
1/26/16 The Knot 18 Photos That Will Have You Dreaming of a Winter Wedding
1/25/16 Frontiers Web 9 Luxe Getaways for Snow-Lovers and Sophisticated Skiers
1/23/16 Gayot Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide
1/19/16 Forbes Online Best Ski Resort Secrets Make Your Winter Vacation Better
1/17/16 We Heart Living Ultimate active getaway
1/16/16 Brides (print): The Best Venue in America
1/15/16 am New York Online 8 ski resorts for non-skiers
1/15/16 Mountain Living Online A Day in the Life of Klaus Obermeyer
1/15/16 Ledger Online Taking the kids: January is learn to ski and snowboard month
1/14/16 Chicago Tribun Online Taking the kids: January is learn to ski and snowboard month
1/14/16 Philadelphia Gay News Aspen Gay Ski week: Fun and Civil Rights
1/13/16 Travel + Leisure Online The Five Best Winter Weekend Getaways Near Denver
1/11/16 NewNowNext 9 Ways To Do Aspen Like A Boss This Winter
1/11/16 Yahoo Travel The Perfect Day Trip Out of Aspen (Yes, We're Asking You to Leave)
1/10/16 Record & Herald News Online Now ski here: A user's guide to US resorts
1/8/16 HauteLiving.com What's Haute: Skiing USA
1/8/16 100 Layer Cake Romantic Aspen Wedding: Katrina + Dan
1/7/16 Destination I Do Unique U.S. Wedding Destinations
1/7/16 Playboy The 7 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts (and Chalets) In The World
1/5/16 Yahoo Travel Top U.S. Mountain Towns to Chill By The Fire This Winter
1/3/16 Food & Wine Online 24 Awesome Food Events Worth Traveling to This Year
1/3/16 Denver Post Online At Aspen Art Museum's winter gala, Grimes is another exhibit
1/1/16 Journeys Magazine Top 5 Girlfriend Getaways
1/1/16 Travel Channel Online Grab a drink 'cause baby, it's cold outside
1/1/16 Brides Online Best Honeymoon Destinations in Winter
1/1/16 First Tracks Aspen Gets Green Light to Replace Lift 1A
1/16 Snow Altitude Adjusters

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4th of July Parade Waiver


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  


  • 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”).


                                    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.


                                         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.


   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



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