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Enjoy the 4th of July in Snowmass & Aspen

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The 4th of July in Snowmass and Aspen is a fun time to be in the Rocky Mountains. There truly is no better way to celebrate America than while taking in spectacular mountain views, an old-fashioned parade in downtown Aspen, and picnics with plenty of watermelon and hot dogs. Visit Aspen and Snowmass this summer, and discover all that the area has to offer during the 4th of July.

The Independence Day fun begins with the Boogie’s Buddy Race at 8:00 am. The 5-mile race and 1-mile walk benefit the Buddy Program.

Next on the holiday schedule of events is the opening of America’s Birthday Carnival at 10:00 am. Check out the games, grab a fresh baked pastry, and bid on items in the silent auction.

The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade begins on Main Street at 11:00 am. The 4th of July parade is always a fun event with festive floats, marching bands playing patriotic music, and parade participants decked out in red, white, and blue.

Following the parade, the Aspen Valley Ski Club (AVSC) is hosting a 4th of July picnic at Koch Park. The picnic benefits the AVSC. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. After filling up on hot dogs and watermelon at the AVSC picnic, head over to the Benedict Music Tent for the Aspen Music Festival free 4th of July concert at 4:00 pm.

At 8:00 pm, the Doctor Robert Beatles Tribute Band will perform a free concert on the corner of Mill and Cooper in downtown Aspen. The band is known for their lively, high quality performances. Around 9:15 pm, the Tribute Band will take a break for the 4th of July fireworks display over Aspen Mountain.

Spend this 4th of July with family and friends in Snowmass and Aspen. Discover comfortable and perfectly situated Snowmass vacation rentals available through Alpine Property Management.

Contact Alpine Property for more information on Aspen and Snowmass vacation rental availability by phone at 1-800-543-0839 or by email.

Aspen Food and Wine Classic 2014

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2014The Aspen Food and Wine Classic 2014 returns for another spectacular weekend in the mountains from June 20 – 22. This year’s Food and Wine Classic features seminars, discussions, and tastings with the biggest names in the worlds of gourmet cuisine and fine wines. From morning to night, Food and Wine Classic in Aspen attendees have the opportunity to explore new flavors, meet like-minded enthusiasts, and get an update on the latest food and wine trends and innovations.

Though the weekend passes are sold out, those who want to get in on all of the Aspen Food and Wine fun can still purchase tickets for the 5K race and the parties. See what Food and Wine weekend is all about. Plan an Aspen vacation now!

As the local experts on Aspen and Snowmass vacation rentals, Alpine Property Management offers a wide selection of rental properties in downtown Aspen near many of the Aspen Food and Wine venues.

Located across the street from Wagner Park in the heart of downtown Aspen, both the Hyatt Grand Aspen and the St. Regis Resort Aspen offer luxury accommodations, exceptional guest services, and a long list of amenities.

At the Hyatt Grand Aspen, guests have the opportunity to stay in a two or three bedroom condominium. Each Aspen condo has a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and a wine refrigerator. Guests have access to the fitness center, outdoor pool and fire pit, and bike and sport equipment rentals.

Right next to the Hyatt Grand is the St. Regis Resort Aspen, providing guests with luxury two and three bedroom condos. The St. Regis Resort Aspen condos come with full kitchens, a fireplace, and a private balcony. In addition, guest amenities include twice daily housekeeping, concierge and valet services, access to a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and access to the Remède Spa.

The Aspen Food and Wine Classic is a popular Aspen event, so lodging is limited. Contact Alpine Property for information on lodging availability by phone at 1-888-544-5860, or by email.

We hope to see you in Aspen for Food and Wine weekend!

Aspen & Snowmass Closing Day 2014

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Aspen Snowmass Closing Day 2014It is a beautiful spring season here in the Rockies! With plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures, the spring skiing and riding season is in full swing. With frequent spring snowstorms, skiing and riding conditions could not be better. With a week (and a couple of weekends) remaining in the ski season, the warming temperatures and sunshine have everyone looking ahead to the closing day celebrations in Aspen and Snowmass.

Closing day on each of the local ski mountains is not so much about skiing and riding, but more about celebrating the close of another great season on the mountain. For this reason, many shed their GORE-TEX and down for more festive apparel. The parade of costumes on the mountain is something that cannot be missed. In the past several years, vintage eighties ski apparel has made a comeback, as evidenced by the ever-popular neon onesie ski suits. Also, there are often a handful of skiers and riders donning a variety of animal costumes, or decked out in campy, glamorous outfits comprised of glittery spandex and fur ski coats and hats. Whether participating in the costume parade, or enjoying the hilarity of it all, this part of closing day is fun for everyone.

During closing day this year on Snowmass Mountain, check out the Schneetag event on Spider Sabich at the top of the Burlingame lift. The competition involves teams of four, a 75′ x 20′ pond, and a homemade watercraft designed to glide over the pond’s surface. Each of the teams designs their craft and costumes on a theme, whether that be a rock band, silver miners, a video game, or the like. Some crafts are well-built, and travel part way across the pond before coming to a slow halt, and ultimately sinking. Then, there are those other crafts that completely fall apart on the descent to the pond, and never even hit the water. Though, watching as some crafts succeed and others fail is all part of the Schneetag fun.

Make sure to swing by the Schneetag antics any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Snowmass Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 20.

Closing day for the other three mountains is as follows:
Buttermilk Mountain, closed on Sunday, April 6
Aspen Highlands Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 13
Aspen Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 20 (open for two bonus weekends on April 26 – 27 and May 3 – 4)

The team at Alpine Property Management is looking forward to closing out the season in style on all the local ski mountains, and we hope to see you on the slopes this spring.

If you are making a trip to the Rockies this season for some spring skiing, find out more about Snowmass vacation home rentals available through Alpine Property. We offer homes located right on the slopes of Snowmass Mountain that offer excellent ski in, ski out access.

Contact us today by phone at 1-800-543-0839, or send us an email.