June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, and there is no better way to spend it than outdoors in Aspen/Snowmass Village, Colorado. As this is a well-known fact throughout the world, the city of Aspen, Outside magazine and many local sponsors have thrown caution to wind and come together to make it a full-scale event every year with the Outside in Aspen Festival. Beginning on June 8th outdoor enthusiasts of every level will be arriving in town to take advantage of the wide variety of outdoor activities taking place during this weekend.
With the warm weather beating down on this mountain town, the water may be calling. In that case there are more than a few water activities during the Outside in Aspen event. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding are all world-renowned experiences in the rivers around Aspen and Snowmass Village. Each activity offers beginner, intermediate and advanced experiences allowing those new to the sport to try it, and those who are already advanced in the sport independence to experience this favorite sport in new and exciting waters.
Summer in the Rockies offers outdoorsmen and women the almost irresistible urge to take on a 14er. Outside in Aspen offers just this opportunity with professional guides to take climbers up into the Elk Range and to the top of Castle Peak. This activity is for intermediate or advanced athletes, consisting of a 6-8 hour hike beginning at 5:30a.m. Saturday morning in order to avoid late afternoon thunderstorms common in the Colorado Mountains. Rock climbing, and other hiking and trail running sessions are also available throughout the weekend at different levels of expertise creating the perfect mountain experience for every individual.
Only Aspen and Snowmass can offer whitewater rafting one day and backcountry skiing/snowboarding the next. AMGA guides will take those still craving powder up to Independence Pass early Sunday morning for an exclusive backcountry skiing/snowboarding experience.
Saturday morning will also offer a short triathlon, the Outside in Aspen Triathlon. In this 800yd pool swim, 17 mile bike ride and four-mile run, beginner triathletes can get their feet wet, while more experienced triathletes can push their times and enjoy this sprint event. For the first year ever, Outside in Aspen is offering training help before the actual festival. Triathlon coach Matt Dixon is offering interactive, online training programs to those registered for the race, encouraging athletes to be outdoors and to be active all year long.
Don’t forget Fido! The Outdoor in Aspen weekend has workshops just for him! Train your dog to be the best hiking/biking/water or camping dog imaginable and never go out on those adventures alone again. After a few dog-training sessions an Adventure Sports photography session will ensure the best action shots imaginable of Fido.
Between high adventure activities take a deep breath – literally, of the mountain air and take part in outdoor yoga sessions. There is nothing like the pure, clean air in Aspen and Snowmass Village. Yoga classes can help the body and soul refocus, reenergize and relax.
Of course there will be mountain biking and road cycling seminars, along with fly fishing sessions, base camp fun and many, many other opportunities to get outside in Aspen to experience the best of the best of summer mountain activities.
Join us in celebrating the Great Outdoors! One weekend of this intense, amazing mountain adventure will convince you – the only thing better than Outside in Aspen is a home in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Click here to see homes, investment properties and vacation properties in the area today and begin your Aspen/Snowmass adventure!