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Base Village, Snowmass Village, CO


CONFERENCE ADDRESS

Base Village Conference Center
84 Carriage Way

Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615

www.snowmassvillage.com

Snowmass Village, Colorado is located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, 200 miles west of Denver. The village has over 25 restaurants and bars, 40 retail shops and many other services to assure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

The resort town of Aspen is just ten miles away, complete with restaurants and shops for you to explore. For more information on activities and attractions in Aspen, visit Aspen Chamber.

It sits at a comfortable 8,000 feet above sea level. If you are traveling from a lower elevation to higher elevations such as Snowmass, you may experience mild altitude illness. Limit your exercise, drink plenty of water and avoid tobacco and alcohol. Use the hotel provided humidifiers. If symptoms continue after a few days, please contact your hotel staff member or a FASEB staff member, especially if you require medical assistance.

The average summer temperature in Colorado is 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit (21-27 degrees Centigrade) although the temperatures can drop into the 50's in the evening. Casual clothing is suggested. Afternoon showers are common; it may be helpful to bring rain gear.

*Pets are not permitted at any of the lodges.


Transportation

Snowmass Village is just ten miles from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), and 220 miles west of the Denver International Airport (DEN).

Shuttle Services

Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the official shuttle service to Snowmass Village for the FASEB Science Research Conferences.  To make reservations, call the reservation center at:
1-800-525-6363 (with the United States) or 970-926-9800 (outside the United States).  Please refer to the GROUP CODE: FASEB


If you fly into Denver, Colorado, the cost is $93.00 one-way.   If you fly into Aspen, Colorado, the cost is $25.00 one-way.

Please note: FASEB only has a rate agreement with Colorado Mountain Express.  All other listed transportation companies listed are for informational purpose only.

Stonebridge Inn and Pokolodi Lodges also offer shuttle transportation from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.  Please contact the hotel where you are assigned, to arrange transportation, once you arrive at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.


Other shuttle services/transportation options that service the Snowmass area are:

Car Rentals

Should you choose to fly into Denver, you can rent a car and drive the scenic 3 ½ hours through the majestic Rocky Mountains to Snowmass Village.

Car rental companies at Denver International Airport and the Aspen-Pitken County Airport are:

Car Rental Agencies

Advantage

www.advantage.com

800-777-5500

Alamo

www.alamo.com
877-222-9075

AVIS

www.avis.com

800-331-1212

Budget

www.budget.com

800-527-0700

Dollar

www.dollar.com

800-800-366

Enterprise

www.enterprise.com

800-261-7331

Hertz

www.hertz.com

800-654-3131

National

www.nationalcar.com

877-222-9058

Payless

www.paylesscar.com

800-729-5377

Thrifty

www.thrifty.com

800-847-4389

 

Driving Directions

From Denver:

  • Take I-70 west from Denver to Glenwood Springs.

  • Take exit 116 at Glenwood Springs and follow the signs for Highway 82 - right at 1st traffic light, right again at 2nd traffic light, onto Grand Ave./Highway 82, crossing the bridge over the Colorado River.

  • Follow Grand Avenue through Glenwood Springs. Grand Avenue turns into Highway 82.

  • Follow Highway 82 for approximately 38 miles. (DO NOT turn at the first sign for Snowmass (note mileage); this will take you to "Old Snowmass.").

  • Continue on Highway 82 until you see signs for Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area.

  • Turn right onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs towards Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area.

  • Stay on Brush Creek Road until you pass a CONOCO gas station on your right.

  • Continue straight up the hill on Brush Creek Road. 

  • At the top of the hill the road forks. Stay on Brush Creek Road, to the left, following the sign to Snowmass Village Mall and parking.

From the Aspen-Pitken Airport:

  • From the airport, take a left onto Highway 82.

  • Follow for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs towards Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area.

  • Stay on Brush Creek Road until you pass a CONOCO gas station on your right.

  • Continue straight up the hill on Brush Creek Road.

  • At the top of the hill, the road forks. Stay on Brush Creek Road to the left, following the sign to Snowmass Village Mall and parking.

  • Please pay close attention to the posted directional signs for road detours as there is quite a bit of construction and road work taking place in Snowmass Village.

Lodging

Attendees who register as a single, double occupancy w/attendee or double occupancy w/guest registration will be assigned to one of these properties:

Each are within close proximity of the conference facility. Participant rooms have either a king size bed or 2 double beds. Guestrooms have a private bath, phone with voicemail, cable TV, and fans. Sleeping rooms at the hotels are not air conditioned, fans are provided. Swimming pools and jacuzzis are available at some of the properties to guests at no charge.

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC) website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that can assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management will also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns. Each attendee is also encouraged to contact FASEB with any special needs that they may have.

 

Off-Site Lodging

For those who choose to register as an “Off Site” attendee, (registration and meals only) it is your responsibility to make and pay for your own lodging arrangements.

You may contact Ms. Marcie Cutler at Snowmass Central Reservations for assistance in making alternative lodging arrangements in Snowmass Village. Ms. Cutler may be reached via email, marcie@ski.com or by calling 1-800-525-2052, ext. 3321. If calling from outside the U.S. and Canada please call 970-927-2827, ext 3321.

All calls should be made between 8am-5pm Mountain Standard Time. You may also visit http://www.snowmass.com for additional lodging options in Snowmass Village.

For those who wish to stay in Denver prior to or following the conference, we have provided a list of hotels that are the closest to Denver’s International Airport.

Please Note: FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of these hotels. The list is provided for information purposes only.

Comfort Suites
6210 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-371-9300

Courtyard by Marriott
6901 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-371-0300

Fairfield Inn
6851 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-576-9640

Hampton Inn
6290 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-371-0200

Denver Days Inn Business Place
7030 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-373-1500

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
7010 Tower Road
Denver, CO
Tel: 303-373-4100

 

Group Activity

Blazing Adventures is offering the River Rafting Adventure on the Colorado River each Thursday.  Cost is $94.00. 

Registration will take place onsite at the conference.  You can also complete the attached /Portals/2/SRC/SRCPDFS/Blazing Adventures Res Form 2014.pdf to reserve your spot early.

 This trip boasts excellent Class III whitewater, followed by a stunning and scenic relaxing float within steep majestic canyon walls. These rapids, with names like “Superstition”, “The Wall”, and “Pinball”, create an exhilarating section of unforgettable white water. The first section has Class III rapids and then declines to Class II & I as we focus on the beautiful scenery in the canyon.

The private FASEB trip departs from the Capital Peak Conference Center on THURSDAY at 12:45 PM.   Price includes snacks, drinks and tax. All other days, the trip departs at 12:30 PM from our office on the Snowmass Mall.   If less than 16 sign up the group will go with the public at 12:30.

What Should I Wear?

We recommend that you wear a bathing suit as your base layer. We will provide rafting jackets, pants and a wet suit, if necessary. We have neoprene booties available or you can wear shoes that will stay on your

feet and can get wet (flip flops are not appropriate). Bring dry clothes for the ride home.

What Should I Bring?

We suggest the disposable, waterproof type cameras. Pictures will be taken from the shore and will be available for purchase.

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