Planning Your Trip to Aspen Ideas: Health

It’s never too early to begin planning to get the most out of your Aspen Ideas: Health experience!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Aspen, Colorado for Aspen Ideas: Health 2024! The event will take place on the Aspen Institute’s beautiful 40-acre campus. Please find the information below to assist you in making your plans.

Attendee Guide

For details about attending Aspen Ideas: Health — from where to pick up your pass and how to get around campus, to where to eat and what to wear — check out the Attendee Guide.


While the final Aspen Ideas: Health agenda will be released in June, attendees should plan for programming to begin around 3:00pm MT on June 20, 2024 and conclude by 12:00pm MT on June 23, 2024. We encourage attendees to consider arriving a day early to acclimate to Aspen's altitude. Please see the draft daily schedule here to help with your planning.


Lodging in Aspen books quickly, so we encourage Aspen Ideas: Health attendees to make their reservations early to secure a space that best meets their needs. Below you will find a list with some options, including select hotels offering special offers. Please contact the properties directly to book your stay.

If you would like assistance in finding accommodations, we are pleased to work with local travel specialists who have expert knowledge of the Aspen area. Please contact Marcie Cutler, Ski.com Mountain Travel Expert: Marcie@Ski.com or (970) 900-8827 or Pam Urig, Stay Aspen Snowmass Vacation Specialist: PUrig@AspenSnowmass.com or (888) 649-5982.

Special Offers

Aspen Square Hotel
Save 10% on studios or two-bedroom condominiums when you reserve at least 2 nights between June 17 – July 2, 2024.
Search availability here and use promo code AspenInstitute2024.
Offer expires June 30, 2024. 

The Gant Aspen
Save 15% on condominiums at The Gant when you reserve least 3 nights between June 19 – 30, 2024.
Search availability here and use promo code IDEAS24.

Limelight Snowmass
Save up to 15% on guest rooms and suites when you reserve at least 3 nights between June 19 – 30, 2024.
To book, call (855) 329-2460 between 7am and 7pm MT or email snowmassreservations@limelighthotels.com and mention the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Frias Properties of Aspen Snowmass
Save 20% on Aspen or Snowmass condominiums from June 19 – 30, 2024.
Search availability here and use promo code IDEAS2024.

See additional lodging options below.

Hotels and Condo-Hotels:

Annabelle Inn | 232 W. Main St. | (877) 266-2466

Aspen Mountain Lodge | 311 W. Main St. | (888) 261-0092

Aspen Square | 617 E. Cooper Ave. | (970) 925-1000

The Gant | 610 S. West End St. | (800) 549-0530

Hearthstone House | 134 E. Hyman Ave. | (970) 925-7635

Hotel Jerome | 330 E. Main St. | (855) 331-7213

Independence Square Hotel managed by Frias Properties | 404 S. Galena St. | (970) 428-2441

Limelight Aspen | 355 S. Monarch St.| (855) 925-3025

Limelight Snowmass | 65 Wood Rd. | (855) 369-2460

MOLLIE Aspen | 111 S. Garmist St. | (317) 753-6979

St. Regis Aspen Resort | 315 E. Dean St. | (970) 920-3300

The Little Nell | 675 E. Durant Ave. | (855) 920-4600

W Aspen | 550 S. Spring St. | (970) 431-0800

Viceroy Snowmass | 130 Wood Rd. | (877) 235-7577

Viewline Resort Snowmass | 100 Elbert Ln. | (970) 923-8200

Please Note: Lodging at the Aspen Meadows Resort on the Aspen Institute’s campus is reserved for speakers during Aspen Ideas: Health.

Rental Homes:

These local property management companies and brokers specialize in Aspen and Snowmass vacation rentals and can help you find a property that meets your group’s size and budget.

Recommended Rental Brokers:

Brittanie Rockhill | (970) 366-0891 or Brittanie@BrittanieRockhill.com

Nick Lincoln | 970) 379-5064 or Nick@DiluciaLincoln.com


Alpine Property Rentals | (866) 209-1540 or info@alpineproperty.com

Aspen Luxury Vacation Rentals | (970) 205-9960 or info@aspenluxuryvacationrentals.com

Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals | (970) 544-8001 or info@aspensignatureproperties.com

Destination Residences Snowmass | (970) 923-7096 or Todd.Heintz@DestinationHotels.com

Frias Properties of Aspen Snowmass | (970) 429-2441 or email erin@friasproperties.com

Slifer, Smith, & Frampton Real Estate | (970) 618-8591 or awilkinson@sliferrfv.com


Flying to Aspen
We encourage participants to book their flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE), which is approximately 10-15 minutes from the Aspen Institute’s campus and hotels throughout Aspen. During the summertime, direct flights to Aspen are available from Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Complimentary airport transportation is included at many of the hotels above and should be coordinated directly with the property.
Driving to Aspen
The drive from Denver to Aspen is approximately 4 hours depending on traffic and weather with two routes available either over Independence Pass (via Highway 82) or on Highway I-70 via Glenwood Canyon and Glenwood Springs. Check cotrip.org for up-to-date information and any road closures.

Getting Around Aspen
Downtown Aspen is very walkable, and the WE-cycle bikeshare program makes quick trips across town easy and fun. Additionally, complimentary shuttles will operate during the Festival to bring attendees from hotels in downtown Aspen to campus (less than 1 mile). The shuttles will make continuous loops between campus and downtown hotels during key event hours. A shuttle schedule will be available at registration.

The City of Aspen also has a free, city-wide bus system. The cross-town shuttle runs every 30 minutes to and from downtown Aspen to the Aspen Institute campus and the Benedict Music Tent, between 7:54 am and 9:00 pm daily. For more details about public transportation, visit the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s website.

There is no parking on the Aspen Institute campus (including the Benedict Music Tent parking lot) during the event. Attendees are encouraged to park at the Rio Grande Parking Garage and take the Parking Garage Shuttle. 

If you have special transportation needs, our event services team will be available to assist you.

Weather and Altitude

Daytime highs in the summer are typically in the high-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (21-26 C). Evenings are in the 40s F (5-10 C). The weather in Aspen changes quickly and summer rainstorms are common. Sunscreen is encouraged.

Aspen is situated at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Oxygen levels are lower at high altitudes. That coupled with the dry climate can contribute to symptoms of altitude sickness. Avoid altitude sickness by staying well-hydrated, avoiding alcohol, and keeping physical exertion to a minimum. Check out the Aspen Chamber’s Tips for Getting Adjusted to the Altitude to help you acclimate. 


Contact the Aspen Ideas: Health team at aih@aspeninstitute.org.

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