Thursday, May 22, 2014

CDOT has done a great job of getting it open a little early for Memorial Day weekend. Apparently because of all the snow we had this year there are 10-foot high walls of snow o...n each side they have moved...extraordinary!! Other passes opening in time for the holiday weekend are Kebler Pass (Thursday), Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (Friday), Guanella Pass (Friday) and Cottonwood Pass (Friday). Travel safe...come join us..."off season" is officially over!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Hey everyone....Maroon Bells is open!! You can ride up, or drive up or hike up, so all of you who love to see the incredible Maroon Bells and lake, come on!! Buses start up there on June 14th.

Note:  There is a lot of construction being done at the entrance to Aspen Highlands, so be prepared to stop for the flaggers or the lights they have up if you travel to the Bells on a weekday. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from the Staff at The Innsbruck Aspen


The local rafting companies are already on the water...and they having a great time!  Give us a call and we will help you book a guided raft trip, or duckies or SUPs with the most experienced guides in the area.  Right now trips are being run on the Middle Roaring Fork, Upper Roaring Fork....and the infamous Slaughterhouse!  Slaughterhouse is running above 500 cfs!  We've had so much snow this season, and with temperatures rising each day you can bet the flows will start moving up each day as well. 

INDEPENDENCE PASS INFO:  The pass is now in the process of being cleared by the road crews, they expect to have it open by May 22nd...but before you head that way check with the U.S. Forest Service to find out if it is, in fact could end up having to back track adding lots of extra unnecessary hours to your trip to Aspen/Snowmass. 
MAROON BELLS INFO: The road to Maroon Bells, for limited hours vehicle traffic should open mid-June, and we'll do our best to keep you updated on both our Facebook and Blog sites. 
But should start planning to head up to Aspen/Snowmass because biking, hiking, jeep tours, limited snowmobile tours, fly fishing, and much more is beginning this week.   Give us a call and let us help you plan for what is proving already to be an awesome Spring/Summer 2014!

We've had lots of inquiries about the new HOPS CULTURE restaurant and pub opening shortly in Aspen...craft beer, wine and AMAZING keep checking their Facebook page for the date, and we'll keep you posted as well. 

Oh my, everyone in town is looking forward to this exciting new addition to Aspen.

Love this picture of the taps during their construction, so decided to post it...but don't be fooled they are way past this...they should be open in the next week or two...exciting!  If you checkout their Facebook page you can see a list of all the craft beers and a copy of the menu...beyond delicious. 
Welcome to Aspen HOPS CULTURE!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It is going to be an amazing 2014 Summer & Fall ...just look at a few of the activities scheduled

June 19 - 28, 2014
According to schedule set for The JAS June Experience,  there will be 4 incredible nights of concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent (June 19-21 and 28),  even more this year can be expected at JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell Series, and a FREE Nightly Lawn Party on the Music Festival Grounds with food vendors, bars, and two live music stages.
Take a look at the flyer, following the June Experience schedule below, for both the Summer and Labor Day Events....AMAZING!
Check out the website for even more info
6.19.14 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Benedict Music Tent
6.19.14 Red Baraat Music Tent Grounds
6.19.14 John Boutte Benedict Music Tent
6.20.14 Diana Krall Benedict Music Tent
6.20.14 Selina Albright Music Tent Grounds
6.21.14 Steve Winwood Benedict Music Tent
6.21.13 Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience Music Tent Grounds
6.28.14 Tony Bennett w/special guest Antonia Bennett Benedict Music Tent
6.19 to 6.21 Calixto's Way Latin Jazz Band Music Tent Grounds

 2014 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
June 20-22, 2014

FOOD & WINE Magazine presents its 32nd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. This is an annual weekend of cooking demonstrations, food samplings and wine tastings - all in the spectacular setting of Aspen, Colorado. You'll see some of the world's most famous chefs...including many of those we all see and love on the food network channels, Giada deLaurentis, Tyler Florence, Michael Symon, Jeffrey Zakarian...and many, many more!  Aspen is a spectacular backdrop for all the white cooking demo and wine tasting tents that will be placed around town!

The FOOD & WINE Classic never fails to draw the most talented chefs and wine experts from all over the country, but this year we’re exceptionally thrilled to have such an accomplished group coming to Aspen. From French cooking legends to Master Sommeliers to up-and-coming tastemakers and trendsetters, the Classic talent can teach attendees everything about food, wine and everything in between. Aside from seminars and Grand Tastings, there were plenty of activities happening all weekend to keep even the most energetic guests busy. On Friday morning chefs, locals and Classic attendees set out on a 5K run through the streets of Aspen to benefit a local charity.

Start date August 18, 2014 Aspen/Snowmass

HEADS UP to all of you who plan to come up for the USA Pro Challenge .... dates set in Aspen/Snowmass for August 18-19, 2014.  Stage One will take place Monday, August 18 with a circuit race between Aspen and Snowmas, finishing on Main Street in Aspen.  Stage Two will depart Aspen on Tuesday, August 19 and head west on Hwy. 82 to Crested Butte. 

Present schedule is:
August 16 - Opening Ceremonies & Team Introduction Event - Base Village, Snowmass
August 17 & 18 - Aspen  Spring Challenge; Race on the USA Pro Challenge Course
August 17 & 18 - Pre Race & Race Day Fest, Paepcke Park, Aspen
August 18 - USA Pro Challenge Overall Start - Stage One - Aspen/Snowmass Circuit Race
August 19 - USA Pro Challenge Stage Two - Aspen to Crested Butte

You can do it all in Aspen/Snowmass
Whitewater rafting or kayaking, standup paddleboarding, hiking or biking Maroon Bells area,
hot air ballooning, fishing in our gold-medal rated rivers, and more...
it's all here for you and your family
Watch our Blog as we will keep you updated on all the happenings in Aspen/Snowmass. It's going to be a busy 2014 Summer/Fall with lots of free music and exciting events,
so come join us and's Aspen!