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Exciting Venues and Activities Make Aspen the Ideal Site for Conferences, Meetings and Retreats

ASPEN, Colo. (Jan. 2018) – Aspen is a destination that will defy ordinary for meetings and groups, with nearly limitless outdoor adventure, world-class dining, shopping and culture concentrated within a quaint mining town against a stunning mountain backdrop.

Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) can assist in planning a meeting, special event, wedding or group gatherings. ACRA provides a wealth of information and can match planners with Aspen hotels, venues, vendors, outfitters and more. For more information, visit ACRA’s group site at www.aspenchamber.org/group-planner, or call 1.866.564.8623 or 970.920.7185.

 

Recently Renovated & Coming Soon

  • Hotel Jerome, Aspen’s historic gem and au Auberge Resort, will add six new keys (which can also function as two three-bedroom suites) in a new building adjacent to the historic Aspen Times building to in June 2018. The new rooms will allow Hotel Jerome to attract multi-generational families who desire a residential-designed room with the new units able to be configured in a variety of different ways. In addition, Hotel Jerome will unveil a new event space this June, which will open onto the courtyard and offer 735 square feet of event space, designed to accommodate weddings, meetings, and social events.  (330 E. Main St.)
  •  Aspen Meadows Resort will open a new Pavilion and renovated Reception Center in June 2018. With stunning views of the surrounding mountains from Aspen Mountain to Aspen Highlands to Buttermilk, the new Pavilion will incorporate a modern design aesthetic from Jeffrey Berkus Architects, while preserving key elements of the present architectural work. The addition of the Pavilion will provide an all-weather venue and outdoor deck space for events, weddings, and meetings accommodating up to 100 more guests. A new outdoor deck will be added to the existing Meadows Restaurant. (845 Meadows Rd.)
  • W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen is slated to open by spring 2019. The new hotel and residences are being designed by Nemaworkshop in partnership with local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture and W’s in-house design team, offering 88 guestrooms and 11 W-branded fractional residences. Conveniently located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the development will also feature a 12,000 sq. ft. rooftop bar and pool, which will be open to the public with expansive views of Aspen Mountain. 

Team-Building & Leadership Experiences

Reconnect with staff on an Aspen adventure on the road, trails and rivers of this pristine natural playground. Aspen outfitters and cultural organizations customize group experiences based on interests and objectives. The following is a selection of some of the finest experiences: 

  • Aspen Meadows & Aspen Institute’s “Leadership Fundamentals Program” – Based on the Aspen Institute’s classic approach to roundtable discussion, this program brings team members, classical literature and life’s most basic yet profound questions into a moderated discussion. Not your typical ‘trust fall’ exercise, the Leadership Fundamentals Program delves into unique discussions which create lasting, life-long bonds and, equally important, translates to company-wide success. Hosted at Aspen Meadows Resort in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, this program is offered in two-hour, half-day and full-day packages.  (845 Meadows Rd.)
  • Blazing Adventures – Specializing in a wide array of adventure activities, Blazing Adventures offers customized team-building experiences including Road Rallies on established on and off-road courses, Scavenger Hunts in downtown Aspen and wilderness areas, Team Challenges on rock climbing routes, and Competitive Active Team Building twists on outdoor activities including rafting, biking, shooting and fly-fishing, among others. (555 E. Durant Ave.)
  • Aspen Expeditions –Take your group on a customized outdoor adventure, featuring activities ranging from rock climbing, rappelling or zip line ropes courses, a group mountain hike to unique places such as the Pyramid Amphitheater, or a multisport adventure including climbing, rafting, fly-fishing and paragliding. Aspen Expeditions’ professional mountain guides will show you how to enjoy the mountain environment safely and respectfully for an unforgettable bonding experience. (Prospector Rd, Aspen Highlands)
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) – At four sites in the Roaring Fork Valley, including a 22-acre nature preserve in downtown Aspen, ACES offers private, naturalist-guided hikes and educational programs, customized for groups. Full-day hikes focus on wildflowers, birds, history, geology, or photography. Moderate hikes focus on basic naturalist knowledge and activities. (100 Puppy Smith St.)

Cultural Centers

  • Theatre Aspen, a homegrown theater company, has received national acclaim and performs a rotating schedule of productions for both adults and families. The organization’s mission is to entertain, enlighten, enrich, educate and challenge the residents and visitors of the Roaring Fork Valley through professional-quality theatrical productions, new play development initiatives and a broad spectrum of educational programs. The theatre can be rented for groups up to 130 for seated dinners, 200 for a cocktail reception and 189 theatre style for a performance.  (110. E. Hallam St.)
  • Aspen Historical Society –  Aspen has a deep history, and the Aspen Historical Society brings it to life with customized, interactive tours by foot, bicycle or car. Pick your time period and points of interest, and AHS historians craft an amazing experience to discover Aspen’s past. Groups can also rent space at any of the society’s three campuses, including the Wheeler/Stallard museum in Aspen’s famed West End, the ghost town of Ashcroft, or the Holden/Marolt museum. (620 W. Bleeker St.)
  • Aspen Art Museum‘s new 30,000-square-foot building designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, opened in August 2014. A non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art, Aspen Art Museum’s innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society. Located in the center of downtown Aspen, the museum offers free admission Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Closed Mondays). (637 E. Hyman Ave.)
  • Wheeler Opera House is a classically designed opera house which seats 503 people. It first opened in 1889 but has undergone extensive renovations to remain a state-of-the-art facility. The Wheeler is the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events, opera, plays and a whole lot more. The Wheeler is available for rental by groups who want to engage in an historic facility. (320 E. Hyman Ave.)

Golf

High-altitude golf is one of the great summer pastimes in the Roaring Fork Valley, and not only because balls fly 10 percent farther here. The courses in Aspen and Snowmass offer varied terrain set to gorgeous mountain vistas, and multiple tee boxes means everyone from novices to pros can have a great time.

  • The Aspen Golf Club – ranked as the 21st Best U.S. Municipal Golf Course and the No. 1 Municipal Course in Colorado by Golfweek Magazine – the Aspen “muni course” was designed by Frank Hummel and provides a challenging 18-hole, 7,156-yard championship course with water features on 14 of the 18 holes. There is also a PGA award-winning golf shop, practice hitting area, chipping green, putting green, cart rentals, as well as full-service locker rooms. Group and private instruction is available by PGA staff. (1000 Truscott Pl.)
  • Award-winning architect Jim Engh designed the Snowmass Club Golf Course to capture its majestic views and challenging landscapes, with sensitivity to the land that surrounds it and the sky above it. The fairways are sculpted, the greens are challenging, and the bunkers are imposing. With five sets of tees, novices and pros alike are guaranteed an adventure. With limited public access, foursomes who are not staying at the resort may book tee times Friday to Sunday, 12 noon and 2 p.m. (239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village)

 

 

 

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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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