Gearing Up for the 2015 JAS Labor Day Experience

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

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Like most people, we’ve been listening to music in our cars, on our way to and from work, and while running errands. But what makes our music listening different is we’ve only been jamming to 3 musicians of late.

Can you guess who they are?

Well, if you know anything about this year’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Experience, then you probably guessed No Doubt, Hozier, and Lenny Kravitz, right?

All 3 will be here over Labor Day weekend.

Do you have your tickets for the Experience yet?

If not, get them today. The Labor Day Experience is a popular Snowmass music festival, and you really don’t want to be the only one ticketless when your friends head to the Snowmass Town Park for all of the fun.

The JAS Labor Day Experience, formerly the Labor Day Festival, will also feature performances by Fitz and the Tantrums, Jimmy Cliff, and The Fray.

Here’s the full lineup.

Friday, September 4

Dragondeer will play two shows at the Outside Music Lounge, the first from 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm, and the second from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

At the Snowmass Town Park (Main Stage)
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Fitz and the Tantrums
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm – Hozier

Saturday, September 5

The Drunken Hearts will play two shows at the Outside Music Lounge, the first from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and the second from
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

At the Snowmass Town Park (Main Stage)
3:00 pm – 4:15    pm – Grupo Fantasma
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Jimmy Cliff
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – No Doubt

Sunday, September 6

A. tom collins will play two shows at the Outside Music Lounge, the first from 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm, and the second from 6:30 pm – 7:25 pm.

At the Snowmass Town Park (Main Stage)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Conrad Sewell
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – The Fray
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Lenny Kravitz

Need a place to stay? We can help.

Our speciality is what you’re looking for, luxury Snowmass vacation rentals. We offer a wide variety of Snowmass vacation rental homes, from cozy, two-bedroom residences to spacious, seven-bedroom mountain estates. If you have a smaller group, we also offer Snowmass vacation rental condos.

Give us a call, and we’ll help you find the right vacation rental for your Labor Day vacation. You can contact Alpine Property by phone at 1-800-543-0839, or by email. We look forward to helping you plan a fun weekend!

Please note that we have a 7-night minimum for our Snowmass vacation rentals. So, why not extend your stay by a week or two, so that you can enjoy two more popular Snowmass events―the Snowmass Balloon Festival and the Snowmass Wine Festival? These two Festivals will be held from September 18 – 20.

Plan your winter vacation, too!

Get a head start on your winter vacation plans. When you contact us about your fall getaway, we can also help you plan your winter vacation in Aspen Snowmass, too!

We offer some of the best ski-in, ski-out vacation rentals on Snowmass Mountain. View ski-in, ski-out properties here.

Our team of vacation rental experts is available to assist you with finding the perfect ski-in, ski-out property that suits your vacation style and budget.

Give us a call at 1-800-543-0839, or send us an email.

The Roaring Fork Watershed: A Fly Fishing Paradise

Colorado’s Roaring Fork River is aptly named, as the sound of rushing water is ever present along its beautiful 70 mile descent from the crest of the Rocky Mountains to it’s confluence with the Colorado River.  As the water tumbles down it’s course, the many rapids inject oxygen into the cool water, creating the perfect conditions for trout and the many aquatic insects they ingest.  Such conditions combined with beautiful settings and a course that runs directly through Aspen makes the Roaring Fork a fly fisherman’s paradise.
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aspen fly fishing 81611aspen fly fishing 81611The Fork, as the local’s call it, provides a variety of fishing opportunities depending upon the time of year.  In winter, low, clear waters and abundant midge hatches provide anglers with an opportunity to escape the skiing for a quiet and challenging fishing experience that can be surprising productive.  Spring brings high water, and fishing high up Independence pass and the many high alpine tributaries allows anglers to revel in the beauty of the Rockies while pursuing mountain trout in beaver ponds and small stream conditions.  As the waters recede and the Summer days lengthen, anglers move down valley and pursue larger trout from the banks and drift boats with many top water flies, including the Green Drake, which the Fork is famous for during the months of July and August.  With the changing of the colors in Fall comes the baetis hatch and anglers can expect un crowded, clear waters full of hungry fish that are working hard to put on weight for the long winter ahead.

aspen fly fishing 81611Beyond the main stem of the Fork, the overall watershed offers many other exciting fishing activities to the avid angler.  The world famous Frying Pan River and the more mysterious and less crowded Crystal River are the two largest tributaries to the Fork and both provide excellent angling opportunities.  With many other smaller tributaries and various high alpine lakes in the Aspen area, there are abundant opportunities for the exploring angler to get away from it all.aspen fly fishing 81611

Finding these spots and the best areas of the Fork can be an exciting challenge, but it is recommended to hire a local guide if one is a beginning angler or is only in the area for a short time.  Aspen Outfitting ( is a long time Aspen based outfitting business that offers wade trips to both public and private waters on the fork in the Aspen area.  Taylor Creek Fly Shop ( is also a long time area expert Based in Basalt that specializes in float trips on the lower section of the Fork and wade trips on the Frying Pan.aspen fly fishing 81611

Author Chris Burley is an active Aspen local and fly fishing guide for Aspen Outfitting.  He can be requested upon booking.

What’s Happening at the Snowmass Club this Summer?

Snowmass Club restaurants and diningThe Snowmass Club is the perfect place to enjoy all of the great things about mountain and resort living-there’s golf, tennis, great dining, elegant Residences, and friendly staff. Make a visit to the Snowmass Club a part of your summer vacation plans.

Here’s what’s happening at the Snowmass Club restaurants this summer. Check out these weekly events, and then, visit Sage Restaurant, Black Saddle Bar & Grill, and the Daly Lounge to take advantage of these great summer specials.

Happy Hour

This summer, enjoy Happy Hour at the Snowmass Club Tuesday – Thursday. Happy Hour is from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, and features drink specials. Enjoy a $3 bottle of Coors Light, a $6 glass of wine, or a $6 House Margarita.

Steak Dinners

Each Tuesday, enjoy a perfectly cooked prime rib steak from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Summer Sizzles With Live Music”

The Snowmass Club invites you to “chill out while we grill out” each Wednesday. Enjoy an al fresco dining experience in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Listen to live music while dining on fresh, seasonal fare from a gourmet buffet. The weekly cookout also features your favorite grilled foods! This live music dining event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Pizza Fridays

Start the weekend off with a delicious flatbread pizza. Each week, the Snowmass Club will offer a fresh selection of flatbread pizzas. Bring the family and friends for a casual dinner, and enjoy a slice of pizza from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

We know where we’re spending our evenings this summer. Will you be joining us at the Snowmass Club?

Visit Snowmass, CO this Summer

Are you looking to get away this summer? If so, then make plans to visit Snowmass, and stay at the Snowmass Club Residences. You can reserve a Residence Unit with Alpine Property.

Contact one of our reservation specialists today at 1-800-543-0839, or by email.

We would be delighted to assist you with your summer vacation plans at the Snowmass Club Residences-one of our many Snowmass vacation rentals.