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Roaring Fork Valley - Winter 2017/2018

T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles

T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles

T-Lazy-7 is Aspen’s premier snowmobile tour operator, offering picturesque tours through the White River National Forest by special-use permit. All tours are led by knowledgeable guides with a love of the area and its history. The 2-hour Maroon Bells Tour takes guests up to the Maroon Lake at the base of the majestic Maroon Bells for hot cocoa and stunning opportunities for photos. The 3-hour Klondike Lunch Tour cruises through winding trails of Aspen groves up to the cozy Klondike cabin with views of the 14,000’ Pyramid Peak, where guests enjoy natural grass-fed cheese burgers. The 31⁄2 hour Independence Pass Lunch Tour takes guests through Colorado’s majestic high-country with snowy vistas, past a mining ghost town, frozen crystal waterfalls, and off to a rustic cabin for a hot lunch of the Ranch’s famous beef burgers. No experience necessary.

Closed Sundays and Mondays, except holidays. Call for reservations - (970) 925-4614.

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch is a destination for art making and a catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world. Winter at the Ranch is a magical time to enjoy an exciting array of experiences for artists and art lovers alike with Gallery Exhibitions, Visiting Critic Lectures, a Holiday Open House (December 19, 4:30 – 7 pm) and more. Shop unique gifts, artwork and art supplies at the ArtWorks Store, open Mon–Fri, 9 am to 5 pm Stop by for Art Après, 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays (except Dec. 26), for a hot beverage while you shop. Summer workshop registration opens January 2, 2018.

Open to the public, visit/tour, Mon–Fri, from 9 am to 5 pm More information on events, workshops and more at www.andersonranch.org, or call (970) 923-3181.

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

Explore and learn about the Aspen area with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)! Snowshoe hikes are offered daily on Aspen and Snowmass Mountains and at the Ashcroft Ghost Town; ski a run on a free daily tour from the Wapiti Wildlife Center at Snowmass; or hire an ACES guide for a bespoke Aspen experience. Visit Hallam Lake, a 25-acre nature preserve in the heart of Aspen that is home to a non-releasable Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and Great Horned Owl, or head to Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, offering Farm Tours on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am and selling local meat, eggs, vegetables, and more. Join ACES for community programs and events including birding outings, the travel slide show series Potbelly Perspectives on Wednesdays, the ecology-based lecture series Naturalist Nights on Thursdays, our annual "ACES Apres" open house, Astronomy Nights, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and more!

Call (970) 925-5756 or go to www.aspennature.org.

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Glenwood Hot Springs Pool & Resort

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool & Resort

There’s magic in this water. Whatever your magic, you’ll find it at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. Because, year-round, there’s magic in this water. Play for a day, or stay for a while, and discover all there is for families and individuals to enjoy. When the snow falls, our steam rises and that’s when the magic of soaking in the mineral rich water of the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool awaits you. Our 107-room lodge is near the pool and any stay here includes unlimited access to the pool, full hot breakfast, and discounts to our award-winning Spa of the Rockies – Colorado’s premier hot springs spa. We offer essential mineral based products as part of our body treatments, facials, massages and signature experiences. If you find you forgot anything, you can find a swimsuit and more at The Shop featuring the largest selection in Western Colorado any time of year.

Visit hotspringspool.com for reservations or special packages, or call 800-537-SWIM (7946).

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Ashcroft / Pine Creek Cookhouse

Ashcroft / Pine Creek Cookhouse

Ski Ashcroft...ski to lunch...ski to dinner... join the sleigh ride adventure with giant horses. This premiere cross-country ski area is located in a pristine Aspen valley. The resort is surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Elk Mountains. Miles of groomed trails offer ski terrain for all levels and there are dedicated trails for snowshoes. Rentals, lessons and guided tours are available. Pine Creek Cookhouse, the culinary center of the resort, is renowned for mountain gourmet lunches and dinners in the ambiance of the beautiful log lodge. At night, the legendary Aspen adventure is a guided cross-country ski or snowshoe tour by miner’s light or sleigh ride to the Pine Creek Cookhouse.

For reservations and information please contact us. (970) 925-1044 or www.pinecreekcookhouse.com

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Air Denver Charters

Air Denver Charters

Attention Fractional Owners – How would you like all of the benefits of aircraft owner- ship, without all of the costs? Or, be able to depart anywhere in North America; on a safer aircraft and at comparable or lower rates than you are paying now? Air Denver Charters provides the same services as Fractionals, but with availability within hours, not days, and minus the high costs and commitments. In business for over 35 years with a perfect safety record, we have over 18,000 aircraft and some 3,900 FAA Certified charter companies. Our prices are very competitive and we o er great Aspen “one-way” rates, to/from anywhere in North America. Also, when the Aspen airport closes, we have other alternate airports to choose from.

800-333-4057 - 303-333-3332 - Sales@AirDenver.com - www.AirDenver.com

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

For a variety of exciting activities for both kids and adults head to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs. Ride the scenic tram to the top of Iron Mountain then enjoy two different guided tours of Glenwood Caverns and Fairy Caves…rated one of the ‘Top 10 Family Cave Tours in the Country’. Experience amazing thrill rides like Colorado's longest alpine coaster, the Cliffhanger roller coaster or Giant Canyon Swing and the Canyon Flyer as out above the walls of Glenwood Canyon. Other great kid-friendly attractions include a zipline, gemstone mining, a climbing wall a giant maze and more. Day passes are available for unlimited turns on all attractions. On-mountain restaurant with great food and huge views. The Funday Pass, includes admission and unlimited turns on all attractions…plus both walking cave tours for one low price! Call or go to our website for park hours and other information. The park is located just up the road in Glenwood Springs.

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Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Located along the banks of the magnificent Colorado River, Iron Mountain Hot Springs provides true relaxation. Soak in the iron-rich, thermal waters of natural hot springs, while enjoying panoramic views of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys, with Red Mountain and majestic Mt. Sopris rising to the south. The mineral water in each of the soaking pools ranges in temperature from 99-108 degrees…choose the one that’s just right for you. The larger pool offers a wonderful family experience with more temperate, fresh water and an elevated section with a whirlpool, where parents can lounge and relax while watching the kids play. The bathhouse has beautifully appointed locker rooms and showers, along with a retail shop offering swimwear, pool accessories, gifts, clothing and souvenirs. The Sopris Café serves breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, snacks, ice cream, plus hot and cold beverages including beer, wine and cocktails. Open daily. Go to www.ironmountainhotsprings.com for season hours and specials.

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City of Aspen Transportation

City of Aspen Transportation

FREE shuttles provide transportation around Aspen to recreation, entertainment and the airport. Bus service between Aspen and Snowmass Village is free. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) provides convenient low-fare bus service from Aspen to Rifle and all communities in between. Maroon Bells Scenic Bus Tour is as scenic and educational trip that travels from Aspen Highlands to the Maroon Bells through September. Tickets are required.

City of Aspen Transportation: (970) 925-8484
Town of Snowmass Village Transportation: (970) 923-3500
City of Glenwood Springs Transportation: (970) 384-6437

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