Fall in Love With Aspen/Snowmass Offers Ideal Rocky Mountain Fall Travel Destination With Special Lodging Deals, Diverse Events and More

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Snowmass Village, CO, offers a phenomenal line-up of fall events this September as part of its Fall in Love with Aspen/Snowmass celebration. From the 30th Anniversary of the Snowmass Balloon festival to an Oktoberfest with style to miles of hiking, biking, and foliage drives, Snowmass Village, Colorado, is the best fall destination in the Rockies.

A Colorado Fall is just bursting with vibrant colors and for the second year in a row, Snowmass Village, CO, has outdone itself in matching its spectacular scenery with a tremendous fall festival spread across the month of September. Fall in Love with Aspen/Snowmass ensures the weekends are filled with unique activities and events, while the lodges are offering some of the best deals of the year.

"If you've never been to Snowmass, this is an ideal time to visit," says Susan Hamley, Marketing Director for Snowmass Village. "Between the affordable lodging deals, the stunning fall views, and the diverse events and activities, Fall in Love with Aspen/Snowmass appeals to everyone from retirees to young families and offers true value and fall hospitality all month long."

Fall in Love events kick off on September 10 with Snowmass' Oktoberfest, which boasts traditional German beer, fare, and free entertainment along with kids’ activities and more modern music. Also on September 10 are the 2nd Annual Disc Golf tournament and the 2nd Annual Ride for the Cure, a 100-mile bike ride between Aspen and Snowmass which raised $400,000 in its first year to fight breast cancer.

The highlight of the month is the 30th anniversary of the Snowmass Balloon Festival (Sept. 16-18), one of the highest altitude hot air balloon festivals in the nation. The weekend includes three challenging hot air balloon competitions, a champagne brunch, and a spectacular evening hot air balloon nightglow, barbecue and free concert, where the balloons light up all at once and then twinkle on and off like stars.

Additional Fall in Love with Aspen/Snowmass events include Snowmass' Wine & Jazz festival (Sept 16-17), the GoldenLeaf Half Marathon (Sept. 17-18), and the Scottish Highland Games at Snowmass (Sept 24).

In addition to Snowmass' events and activities, this mountain resort located just three hours from Denver and serviced by four regional airports (Aspen, Eagle, Grand Junction, and Denver), offers over 25 miles of convenient hiking and biking trails for fall foliage outdoor enthusiasts.

Day drivers won't want to miss the countless regional drives easily accessible from Snowmass, including up Independence Pass, to the scenic Maroon Bells, to the ghost town of Ashcroft, or around historic Marble, Redstone, and nearby Old Snowmass.

To complement this busy month, Snowmass boasts a lodging fire sale to celebrate the fiery colors, and many properties offer their most affordable rates of the year. Economy and moderately priced condos and rooms start as low as $69/night, while even the luxury properties offer huge savings with rates starting at $128/night.

For additional information and schedules on Fall in Love with Aspen/Snowmass' September events, lodging deals, and regional drives, please visit http://www.snowmasspress.com/fall. For general Snowmass information, please visit http://www.snowmassvillage.com or call 1-800-SNOWMASS.


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