Aspen's Got Free Gas & Wheels

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Responding to the news that gas prices this summer are expected to be more than 10 percent higher than last summer, the Rocky Mountain resort town of Aspen will again offer the Aspen’s Got Free Gas & Wheels promotion, offering $50 in free gas and more.

Responding to the news that gas prices this summer are expected to be more than 10 percent higher than last summer, the Rocky Mountain resort town of Aspen will again offer the Aspen’s Got Free Gas & Wheels promotion. Visitors who book two or more nights at any participating Aspen lodge will receive a voucher good for up to $50 of gas from Aspen’s local gas station and all lodges will offer complimentary parking. In addition, the City of Aspen and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association are adding the following:

  • Two complimentary passes per reservation to the Aspen Recreation Center (http://www.aspenrecreation.com), a $30 value.
  • Two free bus rides to the magnificent Maroon Bells ($14 value) to encourage visitors to park their cars and use environmentally-friendly transportation options. (Maroon Bells bus operates from June 17, 2006 - September 4)
  • Voucher for two free (one-day) bicycle rentals

“More than two thirds of Aspen’s summer visitors arrive by car,” said Debbie Braun, president of Aspen Chamber Resort Association. “Aspen’s Got Free Gas & Wheels makes it easier for families to drive to Aspen, but offers visitors car-free transportation options once they are in our beautiful resort town.”

Many Aspen lodges are participating, including economy, moderate and luxury properties. To book the Aspen’s Got Free Gas & Wheels promotion, call 1.800.670.0788 or visit the website at http://www.aspenchamber.org. Customers will be provided with vouchers for free gas at the Aspen Store, free Maroon Bells bus passes, and free bicycle rental vouchers or gondola rides with their reservation confirmation packet. This promotion is subject to availability, is valid for one package per family, and is not available for groups or pre-existing reservations. The promotion is valid until October

All of the participating lodges will include free parking, as Aspen is an environmental leader and encourages visitors to walk, use the free bus system or bike. (http://www.aspenglobalwarming.com)

New Air Service

Aspen Airport has more air service than ever before, including new air service starting this summer. Delta has new non-stop jet service from Salt Lake – Aspen (connecting to over 100 cities nationwide). Delta offers non-stop jet service in the CRJ-700, which are quiet, fast and environmentally friendly jets). In addition, United Airlines is offering new summer non-stop jet service from Los Angeles and is now using new CRJ-700 planes for their jet service from Denver – Aspen.

Summer is just around the corner, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with a road trip. Cultural activities abound in Aspen, including the Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Aspen Art Museum. For the adventure-minded, area rivers are primed for some of the best rafting and kayaking in years after record snowfall. And Aspen’s trail system accesses some of the best hiking, mountain biking, and climbing in North America.

For more information on Aspen, visit the Aspen Chamber Resort Association website at http://www.aspenchamber.org, or call 1.800.670.0788.

The City of Aspen is taking the lead to protect Aspen’s environment. The city’s excellent transportation program makes it easy for visitors and residents to use alternative transportation. For information on the City of Aspen’s environmental or transportation programs, visit http://www.aspenchamber.org.

Contact: Erin Lentz 970.925.8480

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