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Aspen Anesthesia Seminar

February 2-9, 2019 at the Viceroy Snowmass Resort  

TRAIL MAPS
Click on the specific links below to view the trail maps for each mountain. Your lift ticket will give you access to all four mountains!

Snowmass Trail MapClick Here
Buttermilk Trail MapClick Here
Aspen Highlands Trail MapClick Here
Aspen Mountain Trail MapClick Here

ENTERTAINMENT and NON-SKI ACTIVITIES
So much is available you can’t do it all even if cost is no object.

Scenic dogsled rides through the wilderness from Krabloonik: each sled can carry 2 adults & one child and is pulled by 13 Alaskan huskies; Route covers 10 - 13 miles in a beautiful valley.  Gourmet lunch included. Alcohol and gratuity extra.  Discounts are available for the Aspen Anesthesia group. 970-923-4342

Hot Air Balloon rides: are available through Blazing Adventures: 1-800-282-7238 or 970-923-4544

Snowmobile rides: We have found Western Adventures to be the best by far. We enjoy the 4 hour tour; lunch is included and you will cover 30 to 60 miles of back country National Forest trails with a private guide. They operate out of an old trailer near Woody Creek and that might scare you, but they do an excellent job. Show your Holiday Seminars name badge for a 10% discount. 970-923-3337

Hiking:  Inexpensive snowshoe rental at Gene Taylor's Sports opens the mountains for your walking experience. Free snowshoe tours are available through the Aspen Skiing Company (call 970-923-1220 for details).

Magic: Doc Eason performs at the Stonebridge Inn Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Nightlife: Aspen offers a number of choices.  Bus service between Snowmass and Aspen is free with service through 2:15am.

Cross-Country Skiing: See info below.

FREE ACTIVITIES
There is plenty of free activities to enjoy in Snowmass/Aspen. Some of these activities will require you to provide your own equipment. Here is just a sampling:

Aspen's Nature Ski Tour
Drop in at the Wapiti Wildlife Center at the top of the Elk Camp lift and ski with a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Learn about wildlife adaptations in winter, tracking, avalanches, and more.  Tours require intermediate skiing ability. Offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every day.

Sledding
Enjoy the activities at the Aspen Recreation Center's Winter Wonderland. One of the more memorable events will be riding down "Whoa Nelly" Sledding Hill. Make sure to hang on to your hat! Bring your own equipment to sled for free or you can rent for a fee. Aspen Recreation Center also offers ice skating on the outdoor pond – ARC-tic Pond. (Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen)

Ice Skating
Whether you're wanting to play a game of hockey, twirl, or simply glide around on ice... Snowmass offers a free community-supported ice skating Rink at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds on Brush Creek Road. (weather permitting)

SPAS

The Viceroy Snowmass Spa
Located in the Viceroy Hotel. Designed by Jean Michel-Gathy, the 7,000-square-foot Viceroy Snowmass Spa offers a selection of holistic wellness experiences, from Ute Indian-inspired therapies to contemporary beauty rituals. This gorgeous spa with a modern mountain style is designed to fully immerse you in relaxation and rejuvenation. A breathtaking meditative relaxation lounge, awash in the soothing sound of falling water from an infinity pool and waterfall, is the spa's focal point. Mens' and womens' hot tubs are also available. Many treatments are offered, including numerous massages, body treatments, and excellent facials, but their Signature Rituals that include body treatments with massage especially shine. Try the Misogi Purifying Detox Ritual! A 20% discount is offered to Aspen Anesthesia attendees! Click Here to view their treatment menu.  (970) 923-8007

Reméde Spa at the St. Regis in Aspen
Located in the St. Regis Hotel at 315 East Dean St. in Aspen. Reméde Spa offers the ultimate luxurious experience, and is committed to creating an exceptional and customized experience for each guest. The superb facilities help you escape to a sanctuary of indulgence and relaxation, and include a breathtaking coed hot tub with waterfalls, separate mens' and womens' hot tubs, a cold plunge pool, and eucalyptus steam room. Treatments include extras like a glass of champagne and a complimentary oxygen inhalation session in their relaxation room after your treatment, and massages include a warm paraffin foot wrap and a scalp massage with essential oils. Voted #1 Spa in the World by Travel + Liesure. . . and we have to agree!  Their hot stone massage is the best we've experienced and is highly recommended (they are happy to combine it with a deep pressure massage upon request, unlike most spas). Embark on an unmatched journey of renewal at this renowned Aspen spa. Click Here to view their treatment menu.  (970) 429-9038

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR SNOWMASS AND ASPEN

LODGING & AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
We urge you to book lodging and airline reservations as early as possible to get the best rates and to help ensure availability.  Certain flights and lodges will sell out!  You should receive your airline tickets and lodging confirmation directly from the organizations you contacted to make your reservations.

DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM HOLIDAY SEMINARS
ONE THROUGH SEVEN-DAY LIFT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS (23% - 40% off ticket window prices, depending on the number of days purchased) by ordering in advance through the Holiday Seminars office. Order by logging in to our website and clicking Order Lift Tickets on the personal dropdown menu, or by calling the Holiday Seminars office toll free at 877-859-0550  OR 970-923-9650 PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR.  If we are out of the office, leave a message as to which tickets you desire and how many. Leave your name, payment information and phone number as well, so that we can confirm your order if necessary. Your account must be paid in full before your tickets can be picked up. Even if you did not order tickets, you may also purchase lift tickets at our hospitality/registration desk in Snowmass (hours listed below) while supplies last. Please order in advance if possible. All lift tickets are valid at Aspen Mt., Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass Mountains.

DELIVERY OF LIFT TICKETS
If you ordered your lift tickets through the Holiday Seminars office you will need to pick them up at our hospitality/registration desk in the meeting room area on the first floor of the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass which will be staffed during the following times:
Friday evening, Feb. 1, from 3:00 - 5:15 PM
Saturday morning, Feb. 2, from 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Saturday night, Feb. 2, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Sunday morning, Feb. 3, from 8:00 AM - Noon
They will also be available at the registration/reception Sunday evening from 4:15 - 5:45 PM.

Please try to pick up your lift tickets during the Registration Desk hours; as a last resort if these times do not work for you call our office at 1-877-859-0550 to arrange for pickup. Only tickets ordered in advance & paid in full can be picked up outside of the Registration Desk hours.

THOSE DRIVING INTO SNOWMASS
It is 12 miles from Snowmass to Aspen; 8 miles from Snowmass to the airport.
Viceroy Guests: For those staying at the Viceroy, if you have a car, only valet parking is available at the discounted rate of $15/24-hours. Transportation within Snowmass is provided by the Viceroy, and free buses offer transportation to Aspen and the other ski mountains, so you do not need to have a car.   
Guests at Other Properties: For those staying at other properties in Snowmass with a car, when you check-in they will give you a parking permit for purchase at the front desk. DO NOT FORGET TO GET THE PARKING PERMIT AT ONCE. Parking is aggressively patrolled; cars may be "booted" until the tickets are paid. If your lodging is outside of Snowmass, you may valet your car for day parking at the Viceroy at the rate of $10/day, or free buses are available from Aspen. (See paragraph "Getting to the Lectures".)

COMPLIMENTARY ASPEN AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
Most lodging in Snowmass offers complimentary shuttle service from/to the Aspen airport for their guests. Please see the Aspen Lodging page of this website for details on which properties offer complimentary transportation. For the properties that do offer Aspen airport transportation, upon arrival at the Aspen Airport call your property and notify them of your arrival. They will make arrangements to pick you up in their courtesy vans.

LODGING CHECK-IN INFORMATION
Most check-in times are either 4 or 5 PM, but frequently rooms are available early afternoon. If you arrive early, most properties have changing areas and luggage storage so that you can go skiing.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE
See the lecture schedule section for credit hours given each session. The Sunday evening reception and registration is from 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM, where we will have refreshments and a big screen to enjoy the Super Bowl game (you can stay to enjoy the rest of the game with a Cash Bar available after the reception ends). Breakfast is available at 6:30 AM in the meeting room (no spouses or children please! See Seminar Security paragraph below.) Lectures are Monday through Friday mornings beginning promptly from 7:00 to 9:00 AM, and Monday through Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 7:20 PM. There is no Friday afternoon session.

DOCUMENTATION OF ATTENDANCE
A registration confirmation and statement will be emailed to you once you register for the seminar; this will be for your records in the event that you need to document your registration for this seminar.
However, for the purpose of awarding accredited hours, at the conclusion of the seminar, you will log in to our website to claim your hours of attendance.  Once you log in, choose Affirm Hours of Attendance on the personal dropdown menu.  You will first be prompted to complete the online critique, then you can enter your hours of attendance that you are claiming, then you can print your certificate of attendance and it will be available to you anytime by logging in to our website.  This certificate of attendance will indicate your actual hours of attendance that you claimed and the actual hours of credits awarded, and can be used to document your attendance at this seminar. 

SEMINAR SECURITY
I.D. Badges will be included with your registration materials that you will receive Sunday evening or Monday morning. The badges must be worn at each session. Spouses and friends cannot be admitted to the lecture hall. Security personnel will be present and can assist in locating registrants in the event of emergencies.

NASTAR RACE WEDNESDAY MORNING
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM; Registrants and family members are welcome to participate at no additional charge. Take a shot at earning a medal! Sign up Sunday evening or Monday.

"MOUNTAIN PICNIC" WEDNESDAY 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, all seminar registrants are invited to a mountain picnic at the Spider Sabich "Picnic Palace". This will be served out on the slopes at the picnic facility located between the Coney Glade and Burlingame lifts, and is identified on the ski map by a black square just to the left of the red "Burlingame" lift name (not the burlingame cabin) printed on the map. The picnic area is on "blue" trails, but it can be reached from "green" (easiest) trails with about a 100 yard walk. Lunch will be served from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM and includes grilled hamburgers or gardenburgers, baked beans, salad, fresh fruit, dessert, and hot & cold drinks including wine. During the lunch we will be taking photos of all who wish; these will be available for free online shortly after the seminar, so get together with your friends or some of the faculty and get a nice souvenir. A free voucher is included for each registrant; all other members of your party are welcome to join us at $20.00 each (a good value for on-mountain meals!) Additional vouchers for additional members of your party may be purchased at the reception or at the lectures on Monday. Great time - sun or snow! Join us!

GETTING TO THE LECTURES
The lectures will be held in the Viceroy Snowmass Resort Ballroom, located on the first floor of the hotel.  The Viceroy is located on Assay Hill, and the meeting room is truly ski-in, ski-out! You may bring your skis to the meetings (use outside ski racks by the slopes, do not bring inside!) and go directly to skiing after the morning meetings (those staying "above" the Viceroy may wish to ski to the meeting in the morning).  If you are skiing from Fanny Hill, take the Ski Trail to the Viceroy right to the meeting room located at the bottom of the hotel by the ski racks. If you are skiing from Funnel, ski down to Assay Hill and enter the hotel by the ski racks on the third level of the hotel, then go down to the meeting room on the first floor. Most properties will provide transportation to the Viceroy if you arrange it in advance with the front desk; if your property does not provide transportation, Village Shuttles will be available for rides to the Viceroy from the lower Mall level at set times (more detailed information about getting to the lectures will be included in the "Information Packet" that will be emailed to you a few weeks before the meeting). See the Aspen Lodging page for details on which properties will provide transporation to the Viceroy for the meetings. If you are driving in from outside Snowmass, you may valet your car for day parking at the Viceroy at the rate of $10/day, or free buses are available from Aspen. (See paragraph "Those Driving into Snowmass".)

FREE SNOWMASS SHUTTLES
Free shuttles run throughout Snowmass every 20 minutes from 7:30 AM - 11:25 PM to various locations throughout the village. All buses depart from the shuttle bus depot located one level below the main mall.  Call 970-923-3777 for information and schedule, or visit www.tosv.com, Getting Around Town tab, Winter Schedule link at bottom of page.  This wonderful transportation system is a great alternative to renting a car, eliminating the need to deal with parking or driving in inclement weather.

FREE BUSES TO ASPEN
You don't have to drive. . . make it easy on yourself!  Free (Roaring Fork Transit Authority - RFTA) buses depart from the depot at the west end of the main level of the Snowmass Mall and from Aspen’s Rubey Park every 30 min. from 6:15 AM - 2:15 AM, and every 15 min. from 7:40 AM - 8:10 PM. They make a stop one minute later from Base Village as well (which is the closest bus stop to the Viceroy). This wonderful transportation system is a great alternative to renting a car, eliminating the need to deal with parking or driving in inclement weather.  These times also apply to skier shuttles to Aspen Mountain.

FREE BUSES TO BUTTERMILK & ASPEN HIGHLANDS
You don't have to drive. . . make it easy on yourself!
Direct Snowmass to Aspen Highlands bus departs at 9:00 AM & 10:00 AM from the Snowmass Mall, and one minute later from Base Village / Direct Aspen Highlands to Snowmass bus departs at 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM.
For skier shuttle service to Buttermilk, board any Aspen-bound free skier shuttle and request the Buttermilk stop.

TAXIS
You can hail them on the streets of Aspen and at the airport, but in Snowmass you need to call. On busy nights call 30-60 minutes in advance. Call 970-925-TAXI (8294) or 970-925-2400.

SKI RENTAL
Gene Taylor’s Sports located in the Snowmass Mall has served our clients very well for many years and offers a 40% discount to our group.  You may download their reservation form to see their rates;  If you fill out this form in advance, the rental procedure is quicker.  If you desire to rent a specific Demo package, fax the form to Gene Taylor's in advance (a deposit is not required/fax # 970-923-8877), otherwise just bring the form when you go to rent your skis. Gene Taylor’s has a wide selection of excellent rental and demo skis to choose from. Present your discount coupon at the rental counter to ensure the discounted group rate for skis, boots, and poles and snowboards.  970-923-4336  www.genetaylors.com 

SNOWMASS SKI LIFT HOURS
Open at 9:00 AM, close at 3:30 PM. (Village Express opens at 8:30 AM and closes at 4:00 PM; Campground lift closes at 3:00 PM.)

SKI LESSONS - SNOWMASS SKI SCHOOL
We will send a brochure, which provides complete information, along with our Final Information Packet emailed out a few weeks prior to the meeting. Call (970) 923-1220 to book or for more information.  Adult lessons meet from 10:00am - 3:00pm; Teens (ages 13 - 17) meet from 9:30am - 3:15pm; Kids (ages 7 - 12) meet from 9:30am - 3:15pm; Child lessons (ages 2 1/2 - 6) meet from 9:30am - 3:00pm (Half Days end at 12:30pm); Child Care (no skiing; ages 8 weeks - 4 years) at the Treehouse is from 8:30am - 3:30pm (Half Days end at 12:30pm); Private lessons (all ages) meet from 9:00am - 3:00pm (Half Days are 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30pm - 3:30pm).

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
SNOWMASS: Professionally groomed, double-track trails are available around the Snowmass Golf Course and in the Owl Creek valley. The Snowmass Club Touring Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM daily. (2006 rates quoted) Full day rental of skis, boots, & poles (or showshoes) is $14.00; half day after 12:30 PM is $9.00. Beginners group lessons 10:30 AM - noon are $30; private afternoon lessons are $45 / hour for one person; each extra person is $25.00. Phone 970-923-9180. Take shuttle # 3 to the Snowmass Club.

ASHCROFT SKI TOURING
48 Km of beautiful trails with varying degrees of difficulty and picturesque views. Can stop for lunch at Pine Creek Cookhouse (reservations required) - a highly recommended experience! Tickets & Rentals: 970-925-1971/Cookhouse: 970-925-1044

DAY CARE BABY SITTING REFERRAL SERVICES & BABY SUPPLIES RENTAL
Baby's Away (baby supplies rental) 1-800-948-9030 or 970-920-1699
Snowmass Sitters 970-274-9426
YOUR HOTEL/CONDO FRONT DESK has lists of baby-sitters you can contact.
ASPEN SKIING CO. BABY SITTING SERVICES:
Snow Cubs (18 mo. - 3 yr) 970-923-0564
Big Burn Bears (4y - Kindergarten) 970-923-0570
Nighthawks (evenings) 970-923-0470

GROCERIES, SHOPPING, ETC.
SNOWMASS, ON THE MALL

Now more than 50 shops and businesses. Ones that you might need:
Alpine Bank (including ATM) 970-923-3600                                                                     
Fuel: the best in Coffees, espressos, breakfast burritos, and sandwiches (gluten-free & vegan options available). 970-923-0091
Daly Bottle Shop (Liquor store with adjoining specialty foods/general store) 970-923-4100
Ski Shops: Several to choose from, but Gene Taylor’s is the most reasonable, and has given excellent service to our groups in the past. Use your discount coupons for 20% off purchases (sale items excluded) and a 40% discount for ski rental. 970-923-4336                                                     

AT THE SNOWMASS CENTER
Clark's Market: grocery store, 970-923-9575
Sundance Drug and Liquor, 970-923-5890
Luu Brothers Cleaners, 970-923-3388

DOCTOR, CLINIC, AND HOSPITAL
Michael Check, M.D. (general practice) 970-922-0784 
Karina Redko, D.D.S. (dentist) 970-923-5777                                                              
Snowmass Clinic (emergency/no insurance accepted) 970-544-1518
Aspen Valley Hospital, 24 hour ER, 970-925-1120 (Castle Creek Rd., in Aspen)

SHOPPING IN ASPEN
The entire town is famous for elegant shopping. Several pedestrian malls with too many shops to count. Sleigh or buggy rides can give you an overview.

SUGGESTIONS FOR THOSE FLYING INTO ASPEN AIRPORT
Due to the very high numbers of travelers arriving in Aspen (especially on Saturday) there is occasionally a problem with baggage not arriving on your same flight. In the event that you intend to ski the same day that you arrive, we suggest that you hand-carry your ski clothes and boots so that if you have bad luck with your baggage, you can still ski. The airlines will pay for ski rental if yours do not arrive on time. Be sure to have everything very well tagged.

WHAT TO DO IF LUGGAGE DOES NOT ARRIVE PROMPTLY
Since the advent of jet service to Aspen, baggage service has improved tremendously; however, if yours does not arrive on your flight, file lost luggage claim with the airline. If your accommodations offer courtesy van service, call for transportation to your lodging. Give the van driver the copy of luggage claim form and he’ll watch out for your luggage and deliver it to your room. Airlines will also deliver baggage. If it has not arrived by next morning (very rare), call airline for approval for ski rental.