Independence Pass


Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado are not just known as travel destinations frequented by the rich and famous; many know this beautiful mountain area for its mix of arts programs, cultural events, and cosmopolitan nightlife. That’s not to mention the four world-class ski mountains that attract professional athletes as well as ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the globe. In addition, Aspen has a huge variety of restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife that caters to a wide range of budgets and experiences.

Aspen and Snowmass Village place an emphasis on preserving the environment, its silver mining heritage, and promotion of the arts, culture, as well as non-profits in the area.

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Aspen is a world-class destination for outdoor adventures — from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and hiking summertime. But the area still maintains enough small-town charm for year-round residents to call it home. Aspen/Snowmass truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies ordinary.

In the late 1940s, the sport of skiing arrived in Aspen. Around the same time, Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke had a vision for the community that focused on mind, body and spirit. The Paepckes helped Aspen begin a civic and cultural renaissance — one that continues to this day. We call the eternal energy of Aspen “The Aspen Idea.”

Forget what you think you know about our mountain town and come and experience “The Aspen Idea” for yourself. Enjoy days on the mountain in the winter without skiing the same run twice. Explore the Rio Grande Trail via bike or hiking Independence Pass in the summertime. Enjoy world-class cuisine in an incredibly green environment. Most of all, enjoy great people from all around the world in a relaxing and reinvigorating setting — that’s what Aspen is all about.

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