Free Planning Services and Support
The sales team at the Aspen Chamber Resort Association welcomes the opportunity to find the perfect setting for your next meeting, conference or incentive in Aspen. Our team is here to provide support with free planning services that include RFP distribution, site inspection arrangements and reimbursement, and venue and activity referrals. Our local knowledge and expertise are available to streamline your planning process and make it easier than ever to plan a meeting, conference or incentive in Aspen.
Accessed by air with non-stop routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is just a 10-minute shuttle transfer to the downtown core, where the preferred method of transportation is walking. Every venue in Aspen is easy to access, and the community encourages visitors to be car-free.
For those looking to explore beyond the Aspen core, the Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) bus system is free and easy to use. Aspen also recently added We-Cycle, a community bike-sharing program, perfect for meeting attendees to experience the world of Aspen on two wheels.
You don’t come to Aspen just to sit in a conference room. Hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, fly-fishing and whitewater rafting are available in spring, summer, and fall. In winter, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and, of course, world-class skiing and snowboarding. As a globally recognized wellness destination, Aspen is at the forefront of clean eating, athletic training, and body renewal. From luxury spas to boutique yoga studios and personal instructors, our wellness professionals offer the best in health and fitness and are at the cutting edge of the latest techniques and trends.
Dining and Nightlife
Aspen is home to 100 restaurants and bars located within walking distance of our meeting hotels and venues. In any season, dining and nightlife in Aspen cannot be matched. Sourcing fresh, local ingredients, our kitchens are led by some of the most accomplished and creative hands in the culinary world. Home to the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Aspen hosts chefs and vintners from around the world, influencing our dining scene with global flavors. Nightlife ranges from après ski, outdoor concerts, live performances, films, and lectures at the historic Wheeler Opera House to today’s most influential bands at Belly Up.
Art and Culture
Meetings and incentives can take advantage of exciting community-wide events year round in Aspen. Our special events give you the option of creating something extraordinary for your meeting. Aspen is home to its own contemporary Aspen Art Museum, Theatre Aspen, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen Film Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and many more cultural offerings. Aspen hosts numerous events throughout the year, including live music for all tastes, art openings, lectures and sports competitions with talented individuals from all over the world.
Aspen is surrounded by White River National Forest and prides itself on being a leader in environmentally conscious and sustainable practices that help minimalize the impact on the environment. Seventy-five percent of the town's electricity comes from renewable sources, and Aspen boasts several Green Seal-certified hotels. To incorporate sustainable practices into your Aspen meeting, the Aspen Chamber can provide resources to help you source sustainably produced food; reduce, reuse and recycle and integrate corporate social responsibility into your meeting or incentive.