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Aspen's Transportation Dilemmas

Exhibit walks, rides, drives and flies back through Aspen's transit dilemmas

A new exhibit on "Aspen's Transportation Dilemmas" at the Aspen Historical Society shows it has never been easy getting to Aspen.

The Utes walked on ancient trails alongside rivers and over high passes, but they also avoided traveling to the valley altogether in winter.

In 1873, the men of the Hayden Survey dragged mules along the old trails as they explored and documented the territory.

SNOWMASS HIGHLIGHTS DISC GOLF WITH NEW TOURNAMENT JUNE 20-22

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Snowmass Village, CO - One of the nation's highest disc golf venues and the only Colorado resort to offer two on-mountain courses, Snowmass Village welcomes a new event June 20-22, the Snowmassive Disc Golf Open. Sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association, this three-day event takes place on Snowmass Mountain for cash and prizes.

ASPEN MOUNTAIN TO OPEN FOR SKIING THIS WEEKEND, JUNE 13 - 15

Record Winter Snowfall Allows Aspen/Snowmass to Open the Top of
Aspen Mountain for a Summer Ski Experience

Aspen/Snowmass, CO., June 9, 2008 - Aspen Skiing Company announced today that it will open the top of Aspen Mountain for skiing this weekend, June 13-15, 2008. Record winter snowfall has left the top of the mountain covered in snow as the traditional summer operating season begins. With an average depth of more than three feet on upper slopes, the mountain will open with seven runs and about 45 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.

Stay Aspen Snowmass goes rafting on the Roaring Fork

Stay Aspen Snowmass Team got the chance to test the high waters of the Roaring Fork, with rafting partners Aspen White Water Rafting. They rafted Slaughter House Falls which is an exciting and challenging section of the Roaring Fork river.

ASPEN - SNOWMASS RECEIVES THREE MAJOR AWARDS AT NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION

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Marketing, Environmental and Safety Programs Honored

Skier Visits Nationwide Reach All-Time Record

Independence Pass now to open June 7

Crews still clearing snow; opening date again pushed back

It appears Aspen will spend yet another weekend cut off from its eastern neighbors.

Independence Pass is now tentatively scheduled to open the weekend of June 7, Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said Wednesday. CDOT had previously expected the pass to reopen on Friday.

Traditionally, the pass has opened for Memorial Day weekend.

Visit Stay Aspen Snowmass for more local information.

Delta Expands Winter Service to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.

Only Nonstop Service from the East Will Operate Daily

ATLANTA, May 27, 2008- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer customers more choices for a ski vacation beginning Dec. 20 with the return of expanded seasonal service between the slopes of Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. and the world's largest airline hub in Atlanta.

Aspen has FREE Gas on MSNBC Today Show

What could be better than FREE gas and FREE wheels and helping the environment while you are in Aspen? Guests who book between May 15th and October 15th at a participating property through Stay Aspen Snowmass will receive:

-Voucher for up to $50 free gas

-Two FREE bicycle rentals for a day

-Two FREE bus passes for the Maroon Bell's Tour

Bob Dylan to Headline JAS Labor Day Festival

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass is pleased to announce the final headliner for the 2008 Labor Day Festival presented by Calamos Investments, Bob Dylan and His Band. Dylan will headline Saturday, August 30th with two opening acts still to be announced.

Food & Wine announces new events for the 2008 Aspen Classic

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Food & Wine's 2008 Grow for Good Charity Dinner Gala

Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 PM (Gondola service begins at 7:15 PM, ticket required for transport)

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