Thursday, September 26, 2013

DAY 2 of FALL 2013 in ASPEN/SNOWMASS....Amazing!

The 3 photos below were taken on Monday, by the amazing local photographer Jeremy Swanson,  after an exciting and surprising snowfall in the Aspen/Snowmass area. The beauty of the leaves turning and the new snow is extraordinary

Our local weathercasters have been predicating an incredible snowfall this winter, and if this past week along with what is expected to fall tomorrow and in the next couple of weeks are indicators...well, they may just be right on!  Make your plans and reservations soon as everything is beginning to fill up quickly! 

COME JOIN US at The Innsbruck Aspen

Sunday, September 22, 2013



Ski Season opens
ASPEN & SNOWMASS on 11/28/13


Delta Airlines joins United and American Airlines in flying in to Aspen's Sardy Field starting 2013 Winter season!
Delta will begin daily flights from Atlanta and Saturday-only flights from Minneapolis.-St. Paul on Dec. 21. Delta, United and American will be providing winter flights to Aspen from cities including Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now Atlanta and Minneapolis.-St. Paul.
The new service allows loyal Delta customers to conveniently experience the many winter sports and cultural activities that take place in Aspen/Snowmass.
So...COME JOIN US AT THE INNSBRUCK and rooms are already filling up for this Winter!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Aspen, Colorado is the center of the fall foliage explosion.
The last 2 weeks of September and the first week of October the mountains are incredible with extraordinary reds and golds as the leaves turn.  We have some of the most scenic mountains in the U.S. and the fall foliage explosion is getting ready to happen....COME JOIN US!!

Before the snow comes....and it is can visit the ghost town of Ashcroft, hike the highest trailed pass in Colorado, and photography...well, Maroon Bells is one of the most photographed areas in this country.  We have listed a few of the extraordinary areas in and around Aspen that you might want to come up and enjoy before it's all covered in white!

Independence Pass
It is 12,095 feet, and you see one incredible view after another and some of the most accessible views of the aspen color in our area. Lots of spots to pull over, and Lincoln Creek Road is a great spot to take amazing pics and do some leaf-peeping!

Maroon Bells
The Maroon Bells are, perhaps, the most photographed mountains in the U.S. You've probably seen the Bells and the lake on postcards, posters and in films.  It's pretty extraordinary on a regular basis...but with the changing of the leaves, it's breathtaking.  The Forest Service has special regulations about accessing the area, so you can drive up before 9:00am, after 5:00pm, in between the free buses in town will take you to Aspen Highlands where you can purchase tickets and take the bus upon to the Bells.  The RFTA bus system in our town is free and it's a well-oiled machine so you'll have a great time and it's easily accessible.

Castle Creek Road
This dirt road eventually goes over Pearl Pass, and you'll need 4wd, but not before passing through incredible colors. Ten miles from where it leaves Maroon Creek Road, the ghost town of Ashcroft can be reached by regular passenger vehicles. A few buildings remain of what was a once booming mining town.

A half a mile beyond the town is the trailhead for the Electric Pass Trail. The trail ascends 3900 ft. in about five miles to reach Electric Pass, the highest named and trail accessible pass in Colorado at 13,500 ft.

The views are amazing in the next few weeks in all of these, COME JOIN US at the Innsbruck Aspen and enjoy all tha Fall in the Rocky Mountains has to offer. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

 Sepember 13 - 15, 2013

 The Snowmass Balloon Festival starts tomorrow, September 13th and its FREE! It is one of a kind in regard to this event taking place at this altitude. In a three-day time span, 30 pilo...ts compete in a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Highlights include Saturday Evening Glow on Fanny Hill, barbecue, and free concert where brightly colored balloons light up the night sky and twinkle on and off like colorful stars.

COME JOIN US... the excitement takes place at the Snowmass softball field, and the leaves are beginning to turn on all Four Mountains....Aspen/Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk and's beautiful!!

FERRARI FALL FOLIAGE TOUR September 12th - 15th, 2013
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Ferrari Club of North America brings their 2013 Fall Foliage Tour to Aspen/Snowmass, CO!
This exciting event begins with the dramatically scenic drive... from Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass on Thursday, Sept. 12. Friday, the cars will gather for a road rally over beautiful McClure Pass and have lunch in the fruit and wine country of Paonia, CO. Heading back to Snowmass just in time for dinner, participants will then be able to enjoy the Snowmass Balloon Festival on Saturday morning and Snowmass Wine Festival in the afternoon. These extraordinary vehicles will be on display in the Snowmass Village soccer field for all to enjoy from 2-5pm on Saturday, Sept. 14. Sunday, participants depart back to Denver.