Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fun with the Family in Snowmass this Summer

Snowmass is the best place to spend quality time with the family during this beautiful summer season in the Rocky Mountains. Enjoying the summer is all about getting outdoors, and truly appreciating the natural wonders that abound here in Snowmass. With activities like fly fishing, horseback riding, jeeping tours, hiking, and more, a summer vacation in Snowmass is fun and memorable for the entire family.

Options for an unforgettable guided fly fishing trip in Snowmass are numerous. For a fun day along the river or at a pond nestled in a stunning mountain valley, arrange for a private fly fishing trip with an experienced guide. There is no need to worry about fly fishing experience, as guides at Aspen Guide Service are highly skilled at assisting anyone from novice to expert. To arrange for a private fly fishing trip in Snowmass, call Aspen Guide Service today at 970-948-7675.

Horseback riding in the wilderness surrounding Snowmass is a summer activity that is fun for everyone. Guided horseback riding trips are held daily in Snowmass. Enjoy the cool shade while riding through an aspen grove, and marvel at the incredible array of colors in a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers. Whether the family is looking for a short one hour riding adventure or an overnight trip, Blazing Adventures offers customizable horseback riding trips. For more information about horseback riding trips, contact Blazing Adventures at 1-800-282-RAFT.

Going on a jeeping tour is the best way to sit back, enjoy an exhilarating ride on a rugged mountain road, and take in the stunning mountain vistas. Blazing Adventures not only offers horseback riding trips, but they also arrange for private jeeping tours for families. Jeeping tours are an excellent way to experience another part of Snowmass, the part accessible only by jeep. While on the jeeping tour, it is likely that there will be sightings of foxes, deer, elk, and other wildlife. These tours are like going on safari in Snowmass. To arrange a private jeeping tour, call Blazing Adventures today.

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) hosts daily guided nature hikes in Snowmass for families. Each day at 10 a.m., the ACES naturalist leads the group of hikers along the Snowmass Wilderness Trail, a relatively easy two hour hike. Along the way, the ACES naturalist imparts knowledge of animals that live in the area, especially those belonging to animals whose footprints are evident on the hiking trail. Also, look forward to learning about the local flora. Not only is this guided ACES hike fun and educational for everyone, the views along the way and the light exercise make for a great family experience.

This year’s Chalk it Up event in Snowmass will be held on August 25. Artists of all ages are welcome to participate in the event scheduled from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will create their chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks in the Snowmass Base Village and the Snowmass Mall. This is also a great event to enjoy as an art viewer, since most of the chalk art drawings are sure to be imaginative and skillfully drawn. The event is free for participants and viewers, and there are cash prizes for first, second, and third place as well as a kids’ prize.

On Wednesday summer evenings, the Snowmass Rodeo, now in its 39th year, is the place to be. With a number of kids’ activities, such as a petting zoo and pony rides, as well as delicious BBQ served up by Aspen’s famous Hickory House restaurant, there is no better way to spend a summer evening in Snowmass. Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin’, and more each Wednesday through August 15 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds.

To learn more about fun and family-friendly Snowmass activities and vacation rental information, contact Alpine Property Management. Alpine Property has a unique and beautiful selection of Snowmass luxury vacation rental properties. For more information about our luxury vacation rentals in Snowmass and in Aspen, contact us today at 1-800-543-0839.

Aspen & Snowmass Summer Events

Summer is here in Aspen and Snowmass, and with the sunshine and green aspen trees comes a slew of exciting summer events and activities. Summer days are filled with hiking, biking, fly fishing, trips to Aspen’s popular Saturday Farmers’ Market, boutique shopping in downtown Aspen, and enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful mountain town. Add to this list of summertime fun Theatre Aspen productions at the Hurst Theatre, music performances by the Aspen Music Festival and School, art exhibitions and events, culinary festivals, the Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic, and more. Clearly, there is much to enjoy in Aspen and Snowmass this summer season.

This season’s Theatre Aspen theatrical productions include Avenue Q, How I Became a Pirate, and The 39 Steps. The Tony award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q kicks off this summer’s Theatre Aspen slate of productions with performances running through July 21, 2012. Opening night for How I Became a Pirate is scheduled for July 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. How I Became a Pirate is an electric musical about pirates who recruit a young female pirate in an effort to locate a place to bury their pirate’s booty. The Theatre Aspen season rounds out with The 39 Steps, often described as an exciting fusion of Monty Python comedy, an Alfred Hitchcock film, and a thrilling spy novel. Performances of The 39 Steps run from July 25 – August 18, 2012. Theatre Aspen performances are nothing short of brilliant.

Nothing can compare to an energizing hike up Aspen Mountain followed by a picnic at 11,000′ while listening to classical music performed by students of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the top of Aspen Mountain, students from the Music Festival and School will perform a free concert. These free classical music concerts will be held through August 11, 2012. If hiking up Aspen Mountain and out to Richmond Ridge is not one’s cup of tea, riding the gondola to the top offers excellent views of Aspen and the surrounding mountains.

Art and Aspen have always been a great mix as there truly is no better place to view fine art than in a place as beautiful as Aspen. Now in its third year, ArtAspen returns to the Aspen Ice Garden with over 1,000 works of modern and contemporary art from 30 of the most notable art dealers and galleries in the country. ArtAspen benefits the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and runs from August 2 – 5, 2012.

The sixth annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza will be held this year on July 17 at The Little Nell. This year’s Greenalicous event features a five-course dinner spotlighting the cuisine of celebrated chefs. Greenalicious attendees can look forward to not only a delectable meal, but also to enjoying the virtuoso music skills Bobby Yang, who will be playing at the event. The Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza benefits the Children’s Health Foundation. Tickets and tables for the event are on sale now.

The ninth annual Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic is scheduled for July 30 – 31, 2012. Featuring a gala dinner, a concert, and a day of golfing with PGA Professionals like Fred Funk, this year’s classic is the place to be for any golf lover. The Golf Classic benefits Challenge Aspen.

With so much going on, it is highly probable that one will want to stick around the entire summer to not miss any of the fun in Aspen and Snowmass. Alpine Property Management is here to assist with our outstanding selection of Aspen and Snowmass luxury vacation rental properties that allow for optimal enjoyment of a vacation in the Roaring Fork Valley. For more information about Alpine Property Management and our luxury vacation rentals, contact us today at 1-800-543-0839.