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Summit for Life

Summit for Life

The 17th Annual Summit for Life is scheduled for Saturday, December 3. This nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain begins at 5:30pm, and finishes at the Sundeck at the top of the mountain for dinner, live music, and an awards ceremony. Participants then enjoy a beautiful ride on the Gondola back to the base of the mountain. Additional registration option include Virtual Summit for Life and Ride for Life.Summit for Life is a fundraising and outreach event for the Chris Klug Foundation. CKF is a national nonprofit located in Aspen, Colorado that promotes organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation awareness through education, inspiration, and registration. We honor and celebrate donors and recipients.CKF strives to eliminate the wait for the 106,000 people on the transplant waiting list. Approximately 96% of Americans support organ, eye, and tissue donation, but only 54% actually register. Every day 22 people die waiting for a lifesaving transplant. One organ donor can save the lives of 8 people, and one tissue donor can impact the lives of 75 people. Furthermore, organ, eye, and tissue donation is supported by most major religions, does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, income, social status, or age (the oldest donor in the world was 107, and the youngest was 74 minutes). Live life, give life!

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

The JAS Labor Day Experience is back and jammed pack with an epic lineup:Stevie Knicks, Chris Stapleton, Leon Bridgets and more artists to follow!The Hottest 72 Hours of the Summer! The JAS Labor Day Experience includes three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 per day. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day with a mix of up and coming artists. The JAS Village provides shopping, eclectic food and beverage vendors, kids corner and moreJoin us for three nights of today’s best performers outdoors at the beautiful Snowmass Town Park. Patron Passes also help JAS fulfill its mission to bring world-class renowned and emerging artists to its stages.

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Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2022

Register now to explore the 73-acre Charlie Mountain Ranch that has been revived by Design Workshop as a diverse and ecologically-rich landscape. Resting in the shadow of adjacent peaks, Charlie Mountain Ranch is located at the end of a wide, glacially-carved valley in western Colorado. Since its settlement in the late 1800s, the property has long been valued for its fertile soils, rolling terrain, and access to the valley’s arterial creek. In collaboration with architect Pearson Design Group, Design Workshop rejuvenated the ranch as a family compound. Because the scenic, cultural, and ecological values of the ranch are integral to the rural nature of the surrounding community, designers sought to ensure that the proposed design responded to regional development patterns, wildlife habitat, wildfire prevention, creek and water conservation, and responsible land management and stewardship.

Who We Are

A non-profit established in 1998, The Cultural Landscape Foundation® (TCLF) connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Learn more

Make a Difference

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on donations to support the many programs and initiatives that promote education about and stewardship of our shared landscape legacy. Donate today”

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Aspen Snowmass

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series – The California Honeydrops

The always anticipated FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series returns to the base of Aspen Mountain to kick off Spring Jam on March, 25 2022. Enjoy free live tunes at the base of Aspen Mountain with The California Honeydrops, a blues and R&B band out of Oakland, California. In addition to the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert series, celebrate our 75th Anniversary with KickAspen Night skiing on March 25th and Saturday, March 26th.The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. Assembling from 7 to 8 musicians, the band delivers an eclectic performance and innovative recording style. Since 2008, Honeydrops have released 7 studio albums, 3 live albums and 2 cover albums. Their forthcoming album is set to release in the late summer of 2022.

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Bud Light Spring Jam 2022

Bud Light Spring Jam—the week-long spring festival delivering competitions, downtown concerts, and parties across Aspen Snowmass—is back for its 22nd year.
A spring season packed with lively events kicks off the weekend of March 25 and 26 with live music from the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series and the KickAspen Night Skiing with late-night Laps on Nell Chair on Aspen Mountain. That same weekend, enjoy Terrain Park Boot Camp at Snowmass and the start of the Anon 4 MTN Mission, with teams of four competing in an adventure scavenger hunt across all four mountains from March 25 through April 3. And further into spring, mark your calendars for the NEPSA Awards at the Wheeler Opera House on March 31, the Slash the Mass Banked Slalom on Snowmass April 2 and 3, and the Bud Light Core Party on April 2, where featured artist Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will perform for free in downtown Aspen.

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Anon 4 MTN Mission

Join us for a mountain adventure at Aspen Snowmass! The Anon 4 MTN Mission will take teams on an adventure across the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass and participants will earn prizes along the way. Join us for a mountain adventure at Aspen Snowmass! The Anon 4 MTN Mission will take you on an adventure across the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass. From March 25th to April 3rd participants are invited to explore parts of our four mountains that you might not have otherwise.

Teams of 2 or more will use a mobile phone app to navigate between designated check points on Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. The check points are assigned a point value and the goal is to collect at least 200 points to be eligible for prizes from our sponsors.

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Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

Visiting the Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells are a must-see to complete your Aspen adventure. The series of distinctive bell-shaped peaks tower at 14,000 feet above the glacial Maroon Valley and offer some of the best views in the world. – The most photographed mountains in North America

For reservations and questions, please call (970) 930-6442
or email
Full reservation details can be found through the Aspen Chamber or the U.S. Forest Service.

Summer 2023 Update

Reservations are required to access the Scenic Area and related amenities by personal vehicle or by shuttle. Reservations can ONLY be secured through the Aspen Chamber. >>

Access with a personal vehicle reservation will begin on May 15th through October 31. The cost for each vehicle reservation will be $10. Personal vehicle parking reservations will initially be available in rolling three-week increments.

Maroon Bells Information

Here, you can explore the glacial valley while surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks. Maroon Lake, surrounded by fields of wildflowers, mirrors images of the Maroon Bells in its waters.
maroon bells fall

For the best Maroon Bells experience

Visit the Bells on a weekday and utilize the bus service. If you have skied in Aspen, you know how easy and hassle-free the bus service is. Riding the bus system is a hassle-free way to access the area and leave the driving to someone else.

The road is open to private vehicles prior to 8 a.m.; However, the parking lot can already be full. Frequently, photographers or overnight hikers have begun their Maroon Bells experience in the wee hours of the morning. Which fill up the parking lot before the rest of us have even gotten out of bed. When this happens, the road is closed to private vehicles in advance of 8 a.m. The road is subject to closure at any time due to overcrowding. *Leaf peepers visiting on peak foliage weekends in late September/ early October should anticipate this being the case and plan alternate visits accordingly.*

Camping & Hiking

Camping and pet-friendly hiking trails are both available. Camping or backpackers going further into Aspen’s Maroon Bells must make campsite reservations or permits for backcountry camping. Find more info about camping.

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Defiance Rafting Company

At Defiance, we like to keep things easy peasy lemon squeaky.  Not sure what trip to book? No worries, we’ll point you in the right direction, whether you’re looking for a laid-back float or a shot of adrenaline.  And don’t think twice about bringing the kiddos.  Our Happy Paddler program ensures they’ll get the VIP treatment, complete with a snack, drink, and post-trip swag.  Worried that you don’t have the right gear?  Just bring your swimsuit and we’ll take care of the rest.  Trip prices include taxes, river use fees, wetsuits, booties, splashguards, and helmets.  We offer discounted rates to groups and specialized pricing for special events, non-profits, and organizations.

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort is located in Aspen, Colorado. We are a values-driven resort, a company owned and operated by people who share a common appreciation and respect for the pristine environment in which we live and fully embrace the Aspen Idea centered around the renewal of Mind, Body, and Spirit.

We have a collective responsibility to ensure that our resort is a rewarding place to work and our community a desirable place to live. We respect and nurture the delicate balance between “resort” and “community” that makes us unique. The combination of our values-based company with unparalleled mountain sports, community, history, culture and environment gives us a unique market niche. We are successful because we live the values and principles expressed here.

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Aspen Chamber

Aspen Chamber Resort Association

Aspen Chamber – Discover the Untold Stories Existing Throughout the Year.

More than 60 years ago, Aspen made a name for itself as a winter destination when visionary skiers, philosophers, and locals created a cultural hub high up in the Rocky Mountains centered around skiing.  Those same visionaries also launched the Aspen Institute and the “mind, body, spirit” ethos that established Aspen as the original cultural mountain town. Today, those who live in Aspen often say they came for the winter but stayed for the summer.

Aspen Chamber – The Summer

Warm-weather months showcase the depth of Aspen’s cultural and intellectual offerings, as well as culinary and outdoor adventure opportunities. An Aspen vacation is a mind, body, and spirit experience, whether learning a new skill, feeding a fascination, or simply absorbing the mountain spirit. The Aspen Chamber invites you to discover what makes the summer season unique in Aspen.

Life Year-Round in Aspen

The year-round outdoor lifestyle accessed from your doorstep and a jam-packed cosmopolitan cultural calendar with a bustling downtown ambiance as well as a centrally located airport are just a few reasons that make Aspen a world-renowned year-round destination. An endless array of arts, culture, dining, and nightlife give Aspen an urbane feel that belies its small-town charm and inspires countless stories.

The sun shines in this part of the Colorado Rockies more than 300 days per year, making Aspen an ideal training environment for world-class athletes, people who want to explore the mountains, and those looking for a respite from their busy lives. Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley are home to dozens of artists, artisans and craftspeople. Many sell their wares at the Aspen Saturday Market from June – October, but others are found at shops in town year-round.

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