Excellence in Anesthesia CME, Presented at Some of the World's Finest Resorts

Aspen Anesthesia Seminar

February 1 - 8, 2025 at the Viceroy Snowmass Resort  

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

So much is available you can’t do it all even if cost is no object.

Aspen Rec Center:  This larger state of the art fitness center features an ice skating rink, climbing wall, indoor pool, lazy river and 2-story waterslide. Fitness classes and drop-in hockey require reservations which can be made online.  970-544-4100 - aspenrecreation.com

Climbing Wall:  This five-story climbing wall at the Limelight Hotel in Base Village is rock-realistic with routes for everyone from beginners to experts, for kids and grown-ups alike. Staff is on hand to give pointers, ensure safety, and help with harnesses and climbing shoes. Cost is $10 per person for 30 minutes. Open from 4:00 to 7:00 PM daily, call for reservations.  970-924-5100

Alpine Coaster & Tubing:  A great family activity that’s fun and exciting for young and old alike – highly recommended! The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster will carry you for over a mile of forest on an elevated track at speeds up to 28 mph. Like an alpine slide, but secured on a coaster track, you can go a lot faster (and have more fun!) than traditional alpine slides; you can also go as slow as you want. Tubing features multiple lanes that are lift served. Both activities are at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Activities pass is $74 and includes a gondola ride, one day of tubing and up to three rides on the coaster (all in same day). From 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Sessions fill up fast - book ahead!  866-857-8769 - aspensnowmass.com

Aspen Ice Karting:  A one-of-a-kind experience racing Go-Karts at 50 mph on a frozen lake! Drivers must be 4’9” or taller. Located across from Whole Foods in Willits/Basalt, about 25 minutes from Snowmass. Reservations are required. For more information and reservations, visit aspenicekarting.com.

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. 970-923-3953 - krabloonik.com

Snowmobile rides: They are available from several companies, however, we have found Western Adventures to be the best by far. Groups are kept small with one or two guides, and the gorgeous setting offers a “backcountry feel”. They operate out of an old trailer in Woody Creek, but don’t be put off; they do an excellent job. Call 970-923-3337 for reservations. A 25-35% tip for your guide is customary and not included in prices. Ask for the Aspen Anesthesia 10% discount when booking! You must book directly by calling Western Adventures to receive the discount (not through concierge). 970-923-3337 - westernadventuresinc.com - 2024 Prices Below, 2025 Coming Soon!
LARKSPUR TOUR: 2 hours of ride time with spectacular 360 degree views (3.5–4 hours total time with drive time to/from location) $360 per single sled; $450 per double sled (Price before Aspen Anesthesia Discount)
SILVER PARK TOUR: 3 hours of ride time with spectacular 360 degree views (4.5–5 hours total time with drive time to/from location) $410 per single sled; $520 per double sled (Price before Aspen Anesthesia Discount) Add $500 for a private tour.

Hiking:  Guided Snowshoe Tours are available through the Aspen Skiing Company (call 970-925-5756 for details).  You can also rent snowshoes or yak trax and enjoy hiking trails on your own.  To hike uphill on the ski mountains you must purchase an "uphilling" pass and stick to designated routes.

Bowling:  Snowmass Lanes & Lounge bowling alley features 8 full-sized lanes, a lounge area with full bar, locally brewed beers, wood-fired oven pizzas, upscale bar food and more. Open daily from 4:30 PM – “Close”. Located below Venga Venga Cantina at the slope end of the Snowmass Mall on Daly Lane. Call for reservations.  970-429-8839 - snowmasslanesandlounge.com

Nightlife: Bus service between Snowmass and Aspen is free with service through 2:15am.

Live Music Venues:
Belly Up Aspen: 
Aspen’s premier live music venue with over 300 live concerts a year featuring world class acts in an intimate venue. A menu of fancy pizzas and sandwiches is offered, in addition to a full bar. Check out bellyupaspen.com for a calendar of upcoming shows.  970-544-9800
The Limelight Snowmass:  Live music several times a week.  Call the front desk for the daily schedule.  970-924-5100

Isis Theater:  Long-standing, nice movie theater showing first-run movies in Aspen with select recliner seating options. Food, craft beer, and wine available. 970-925-7584

Movieland:  Movie theater showing first-run movies in El Jebel.  970-920-1300

Aspen Powder Tours:  Indulge in some of the best stashes in North America. Luxury snowcats take you to prime untracked glades and runs on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Fresh tracks guaranteed and gourmet lunch is included.  970-920-0720 or powdertours@aspensnowmass.com

Snowmass Cross Country Center: aspennordic.com - 970-923-5700
Ashcroft Ski Touring: 970-925-1971 Beautiful trails by Pine Creek Cookhouse (See Below)

Cross country ski, snowshoe, walk, or take a horse drawn sleigh ride to lunch or dinner in a rustic cabin with wonderful Colorado cuisine and spectacular views – a great experience! Reservations by phone only, open Wednesday–Sunday. Cookhouse: 970-925-1044

This quaint and romantic cabin on Snowmass mountain is a spectacular setting for lunch from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Aprés from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Open Thursday through Sunday. Known for the grass-fed burger with bacon jam, charcuterie boards and Lynn Britt’s house made pâté.  aspensnowmass.com

There are 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.  No reservation necessary! Tours require intermediate skiing ability, for ages 7 and up. Offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every day.  For more information, call ACES (M-F 9a-5p) at 970-925-5756.

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 buy a sled for $20 a piece. Aspen Recreation Center also offers ice skating on the outdoor pond – ARC-tic Pond. (Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen) aspenrecreation.com

Ice Skating
There is an ice rink in Base Village right next to the Limelight Hotel.  All skating and skate rentals are free!  Open from 1:00 to 9:00 PM daily.  aspensnowmass.com

Daily Smores
Starting at 3:30 PM while supplies last in Base Village (near Base Camp Bar & Grill) and the Snowmass Mall (near the Tower and Four Mountain Sports)


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 Native American-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. Treatments include extras like a glass of champagne. A 20% discount on appointments from 10:00am-3:00pm is offered to Aspen Anesthesia attendees! Click Here to view their treatment menu.  (970) 923-8007

RAKxa Wellness Spa at the St. Regis in Aspen
Located in the St. Regis Hotel at 315 East Dean St. in Aspen. RAKxa Wellness 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. 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) 429-9650


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.

Get the lowest prices available with our group - up to 40% off!  Now there is no need to decide ahead of time how many days you and your guests would like to ski!  Upon arrival in Snowmass, when you pick up your conference materials and discount coupons at our hospitality desk, we will give you DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKET VOUCHERS for each Adult/Child/Teen/Senior lift ticket you would like to purchase.   You will then take these vouchers to any Aspen Skiing Co. lift ticket window or Four Mountain Sports store and make your lift ticket purchases/refunds/exchanges there through them and get the discounted prices listed below.  YOU MUST HAVE THE ASPEN ANESTHESIA VOUCHERS TO PURCHASE DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS AT OUR GROUP PRICES THROUGH ASPEN SKIING CO.  Each group lift ticket voucher will include a Mountain Advantage Discount Card, which entitle you to discounts on certain ski/snowboard lessons, restaurants, and other services (see More Special Discounts page).  Present both your group lift ticket and Mountain Advantage Card to redeem.  As before, you may purchase as many lift tickets as you wish, for everyone in your group, including friends and family.  Our group's discounted lift tickets are by far the lowest prices available, even compared to lodging packages or central reservations companies.

You may pick up your discounted lift ticket vouchers, discount coupons, and applicable bonuses in Snowmass at the Holiday Seminars hospitality desk on the 1st floor of the Viceroy Snowmass Resort during the following times:
Friday, Jan. 31:   from 8:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM & 3:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 1: from 8:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM & 3:00-7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 2:   from 8:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM & 4:30-6:00 PM at the Reception
Monday, Feb. 3:  during the meeting times at our registration desk

You must pick up your lift ticket vouchers during the above hours.  If you're skiing prior to Jan. 31, call our office at 1-877-859-0550 to pre-arrange for pickup. 

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 $30/24-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 $30/day, or free buses are available from Aspen. (See paragraph "Getting to the Lectures".)

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.  You must book transportation at least 24 hours in advance at the Viceroy.

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.

See the lecture schedule section for credit hours given each session. The Sunday evening reception and registration is from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, where we will have refreshments. 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.

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 Program Evaluation, 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. 

Name 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. 

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 under the midstation of the Village Express lift, and is identified on the ski 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, soup, pasta salad, fresh fruit, dessert, and hot & cold drinks including wine. A free voucher is included for each registrant; all other members of your party are welcome to join us at $26.00 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!

NASTAR races are now free to the public.  You can compete against others in our group on the public course on Wednesday from 11:00am - 2:00pm (weather permitting); we will award the medals earned for our group on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon at the meeting.  You can also race on your own any day that it’s open; the Snowmass course is open Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00am - 2:00pm (weather permitting). Take a shot at earning a medal!  Click here for more info

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, go past the gondola and 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 or Base Village 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 $30/day, or free buses are available from Aspen. (See paragraph "Those Driving into Snowmass".)

Free shuttles run throughout Snowmass every 20 minutes from 6:30 AM - 12:45 PM to various locations throughout the village. All buses depart from the shuttle bus depot located one level below the main mall.  Call 970-923-3500 for information and schedule, or visit villageshuttle.com.  This wonderful transportation system is a great alternative to renting a car, eliminating the need to deal with parking or driving in inclement weather.  Route #2 serves Base Village and the Viceroy.

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 - 12:15 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.  Call RFTA with questions about the bus schedule at 970-925-8484.

For free skier shuttle service to Buttermilk, board any Aspen-bound bus and request the Buttermilk stop.  Return service from Buttermilk is every 15 minutes; board the bus to Snowmass Village.  For service to Aspen Highlands, board any Aspen-bound bus and transfer at 8th Street throughout the day.  To return, board any Aspen-bound bus and transfer at 8th Street to any Snowmass-bound bus.  For more info call RFTA at 970-925-8484.

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).  Uber and other ride sharing companies are becoming more available as well, although not always.  If you like using these companies, it's worth checking.

Gene Taylor’s Sports located in the Snowmass Mall has a wide selection of excellent rental and demo skis to choose from, and has served our clients very well for many years and offers a 40% discount to our group for rentals.  They offer the best prices and are our recommended ski shop.  Present your discount coupon at the rental counter to ensure the discounted group rate for skis, boots, and poles and snowboards.  To save time in the rental shop, sign up on their website at genetaylorssports.com at least 3 days prior to arrival.  If you have specific requests for demo equipment, you should call the rental shop 1 day prior to arrival to request a hold.  If you registered for the seminar by October 31, a $50 gift certificate for ski rental will be included with your lift ticket vouchers; please present it to the rental staff when you rent your skis.  970-923-4336 

Four Mountain Sports also gives Aspen Anesthesia attendees and their guests a 35% (booked 24 hours in advance) or 25% (booked on-site) discount for those that wish to rent directly within the Viceroy hotel.  We will email pricing and booking details ahead of the meeting.

Open at 9:00 AM, close at 3:30 PM. (Village Express and Sam's Knob lifts open at 8:30 AM.)

Your group lift tickets will come loaded with Mountain Advantage Discounts, which offer a 15% discount on child/teen/adult group lessons (ages 3 & up), and you'll receive 7-day advance purchase pricing on private lessons.  Your group lift tickets must be presented to receive the discounts.  This year we strongly recommend that you book lessons in advance online to ensure you have a spot.  Click here for more info 

Baby's Away (baby supplies rental) 1-800-948-9030 or 970-920-1699
YOUR HOTEL/CONDO FRONT DESK has lists of baby-sitters you can contact.
Treehouse Adventure Center - the 25,000-square-foot kids ski facility in Snowmass features lessons and day care for kids from the age of 8 weeks and up.  Enroll your child on arrival or call 800-525-6200 to make reservations - reservations recommended for 8 weeks - 4 years.
Aspen Babysitting Company - 970-948-6849.
Aspen Nannies - 970-376-4054.


Now more than 50 shops and businesses. Ones that you might need:                                                                    
Michael Check, M.D., Family Practice; house calls available: 970-922-0784
Fuel: Coffee, espresso, 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 coupon for a 40% discount on ski rental. 970-923-4336                                                     

Clark's Market: grocery store, 970-923-9575
Sundance Liquor & Gifts: Drugstore/Pickup for Off-site Pharmacy Available, 970-923-5890
Cleaner Express: 970-923-3388

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)

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.

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. 

If your baggage does not arrive on your flight, file a 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, call airline for approval for ski rental.  Gene Taylor's also offers the best prices on needed ski clothing.