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Snowmass is the largest ski resort within Aspen Snowmass’ four mountain portfolio and one of the largest Colorado Ski resorts in general. It also offers the most varied terrain, ranging from a wonderful beginner experience, to wide groomed cruisers and expert choices of Burnt Mountain and the Cirque. Snowmass is the only mountain of the four that offers a “noon-groom” popular for those that may miss ripping down the corduroy on the groomers while getting their beauty rest.  

On mountain dining mirrors the mountain; the options are vast and varied. Options include Elk Camp, Lynn Britt Cabin, Ullrhof, Sam’s Smokehouse, Gwyn’s, Gwyn’s High Alpine, Up 4 Pizza, and Two Creeks Café. There are also a multitude of dining options available on the Snowmass Mall, and Base Village. 

Historical Highlights - Courtesy Aspen Historical Society

  • Snowmass Mountain opened in 1967 with 5 chairlifts and celebrated its 50th anniversary season during the winter of 2017-2018.
  • Snowboarding was first allowed on Snowmass in 1988.
  • In 1997 The Snowmass Cirque Platter lift, became the first lift to be powered solely by wind power credits. 

In the know

  • First Tracks are available on Snowmass Mountain on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. This is free, but space is limited and is only available to upper-level intermediate skiers and snowboarders, ages 11 and older. Call for reservations 970-923-0560
  • Ambassadors lead free tours every day on Snowmass. 10:30am tour leaves from the top of the Village Express Lift. 1:30pm tour leaves from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. 
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers a ski tour daily from the Wapiti Wildlife Center at 11am and 1pm. The Tours are free, but a lift ticket and ski/snowboard gear are required.  
  • ACES also offers a snowshoe tour daily at 10am and 1pm from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Tickets are available for purchase at any lift ticket office and prices are $61/adults, and $41 Youth (7-17) and Seniors (over 65). 
  • Snowmass Mountain History Ski Tour is offered at 11am and 1pm on Tuesdays only (12/8-4/8). The tour originates at the top of Sam's Knob. 
  • Snowmass Mountain Uphill Policy  allows uphillers throughout the day but requires all traffic to obey on-mountain signage. 

 

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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