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2007 La Sportiva Trail Race Trifecta Offers Something For Everyone

Boulder, Colo., June 5, 2007- The 2007 La Sportiva Trail Race Trifecta takes place Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th on the breathtaking aspen-lined singletrack of Snowmass Village, Colorado.

A full weekend of trail racing fun, the La Sportiva Trail Race Trifecta is a trailrunning endurance race unlike any other. The Trifecta is comprised of three separate races: a five-mile sprint, a 2.9-mile hill-climb with a 1,364-foot elevation gain, and a half-marathon. Entrants are encouraged to enter one, two or all three races.

See Sean Fly

Thanks to our partner's at Aspen Expedtions, Staff member Sean Keery got to go pargliding over the town of Aspen.

Do you need an adventure? visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com

Chili and beer fest sets record

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In its fourth year, Snowmass' Chili Pepper & Brew Fest once again set a record, with about 7,000 people attending the three-day festival last weekend.

Saturday, capped off by a performance by Ziggy Marley, was the busiest day of the festival, with about 5,000 attendees, according to estimates by the town's marketing department. That's equal to the total number of people who attended last year. Friday drew 1,800 people and about 400 came to the locals' competition on Sunday.

Public turned loose onto airport runway

Aspen Daily News
Philip Armour - Aspen Daily News Staff Writer

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For two hours in the afternoon -- when rain, sleet and lightning effectively shut the party down -- airport officials let the public enjoy the repaved and silky smooth runaway on "any non-motorized vehicles," as one airport official greeting visitors put it.

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Dubfire & Gogol Bordello at the Belly-up on June 9th


Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia)- one half of the Grammy Award winning and four-time nominated electronic music duo Deep Dish-is spinning a late night party at The Belly Up directly after the Gogol Bordello show. Playing the finest in house, electro, techno, and even industrial music, Dubfire's latest eclectic release features sound bites from Depeche Mode, Carl Craig, and Love & Rockets


Here is the latest press release from Snowmass Village:

Summer's first festival unveils $400,000 in venue upgrades and exceptional new sound

Snowmass Village, Colo. -- On June 8, the Chili Pepper & Brew Fest not only kicks off the summer festival season but also unveils a completely altered stage look, sound-system and light system designed to drastically enhance the quality of the concert experience at Snowmass Village.

Pitkin County Airport Open House

To celebrate the on-time completion of the runway resurfacing project, Pitkin County has scheduled an open house at the airport one week from today on Wednesday, June 6th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Along with this comes a unique opportunity for the public to cruise the smooth new runway pavement that afternoon on anything that rolls without a motor! Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and wheelchairs will all be welcome. Based on word I am already hearing across town, we are expecting quite a turnout! Attached here is a flyer from Pitkin County with all the details.

Aspen Mountain Summer Activities

Yoga Hikes: This popular program combines intermediate
backcountry hikes followed by an hour of open-air Hatha yoga at the

top of Aspen Mountain. Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and

Saturdays. Meet at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola at

10:30 a.m. $52.50 includes gondola ride. Reservations required -

call 970-923-1227. (June 18 - September 1 and September 8 & 15)

Climbing Wall: Test your agility on the rock-climbing wall. Open

daily, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $7/one session, $10/two sessions,

$42/ten sessions. (June 15 - September 3)

Book your bike rentals ahead of time and save 20%

Great Rides in Aspen Colorado:

Pick up in Aspen:

* Cruise down the Rio Grande Trail and catch the bus back from Woody Creek Tavern.

* Mountain bike up Smuggler and enjoy the Hunter Creek loop.

* Ride up to Snowmass Village via the Owl Creek trail, drop off there or ride back.

* Road ride up the Castle Creek valley to the old ghost town of Ashcroft.

* Road ride up to the magnificent Maroon Bells, the most photographed peaks in North America.



The Colorado Department of Transportation will reopen Independence Pass on SH 82 for the season on Thursday, May 24, just in time for Memorial Day holiday travel. The 12,095-foot pass is closed each winter, due to harsh winter weather conditions, for the safety of the traveling public. Maintenance crews plan to open the pass at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, weather permitting; but motorists should be advised that any spring snowstorms could slow traffic at times.

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