We are pleased to work with for all of your travel and lodging needs in the Aspen and Snowmass area. Visit Stay Aspen Snowmass to get more information, or contact our travel agent, Marcie Cutler, at She can be reached at or 866-324-9606. She and the team will assist you with all of your travel and lodging needs — especially if you act early!


The Aspen Institute and Aspen Meadows Resort have partnered with Colorado Mountain Express (CME) to provide shared-ride shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Aspen Pitkin County Airport (and return) from June 10 – September 5, 2018. We are pleased to offer a discounted rate of $99/pp one way to guests and participants. Please enter the code INSTITUTE when booking your trip to access your special fare. For the 2018 bus schedule, please click here.

Please contact CME should you have any additional questions about this service at or (970) 754-7433


    Aspen Chamber Resort Association provides a full list of Aspen’s best hotels, lodges and B&Bs. Take a look at their suggestions to find the right place for you. It includes an overview of properties with a link to each hotel website.

    Aspen is typically very busy in the summer,so please make your reservations as early as possible.


    Participants should book their flights into Aspen/Pitkin Airport (ASE) which is approximately 10-15 minutes from hotels throughout Aspen. During the summertime, flights to Aspen are available from Denver, Chicago,Houston, and Los Angeles.


    From Denver, Aspen is 220 miles (3-1/2 hours) via I-70 West to Glenwood Springs. Aspen is then due east on Highway 82. Another scenic route from Denver is I-70 West to 91 South through Leadville to 24 South, then west onto Highway 82 over Independence Pass.

    From Grand Junction, Aspen is an easy 2-1/2 hour drive east on I-70, connecting with Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs.

    From Eagle/Vail, Aspen is about 70 miles, first on I-70 West to Glenwood Springs, and then connecting with Highway 82 to Aspen.