Lodging

Hotel Information
Discounted rates are available for Resnick Aspen Action Forum participants at several Aspen-area hotels. Please contact the property directly to make a reservation. If you would like assistance with a reservation, we are pleased to work with specialists at Ski.com and Stay Aspen Snowmass for travel and lodging needs in the Aspen area. For booking assistance, please contact Marcie Cutler at marcie@ski.com or (970) 900-8827 or Pam Urig at purig@aspensnowmass.com or (855) 203-4942. 

Please note that we are expecting lodging to sell out quickly and get more expensive as we get closer to the event date. We recommend securing lodging early, looking at accommodations in nearby Snowmass, and arranging group housing to help with rising costs. 
 
2023 Hotel Reservation Rates
 
Hotel Cost How to Make a Reservation
The Limelight Hotel 5% off available rates Aspen: To make your reservation please have your guests either email Aspenreservations@limelighthotels.com or call (866) 987-0352, please make sure to reference the group name (Resnick Aspen Action Forum) to receive the discounted rates. 

Snowmass: To make your reservation please have your guests either email Snowmassreservations@limelighthotels.com or call (844) 362-7119, please make sure to reference the group name (Resnick Aspen Action Forum) to receive the discounted rates. 
Aspen Square Hotel Discounted rates for:
Fireplace studios
To make your reservation, call +1 (800) 862-7736 and reference Aspen Action Forum. Reservations are based on availability at booking. Tax and service additional.
Frias Properties of Aspen & Independence Square Hotel           15% off available rates  To make your reservation, please call 800-633-0336 / 970-920-2010 or email Reservations@FriasProperties.com and reference ‘Aspen Action Forum’ to receive discounted rates.              
Hotel Aspen  15% off available rates To make your reservation, please call 970-925-3441 and reference 'Action Forum' or 'AF30' or use this booking link to receive the discounted rates.
The Aspen Mountain Residences   To make a reservation call: 970-429-9100 or call Tim Car 970-379-9935 or Tami Brown 585-205-8732
Aspen Mountain Lodge   To make a reservation please call 970-925-7650 or email aml@aspenmountainlodge.com 
The Inn at Aspen   To make a reservation visit Inn at Aspen or call 970- 925- 1500
Hyatt Grand Aspen   To secure a reservation: Hyatt Grand Aspen 
Hearthstone House   For reservations call:(970) 925-7632 or visit Hearthstone House 
Hotel Jerome   For reservations call (855) 331-7213 or visit Hotel Jerome 
W Aspen   For reservations call (970) 431-0800 or visit W Aspen 
The St. Regis Aspen Resort   For reservations call (970) 920-3300 or visit St. Regis Aspen 
The Little Nell   For reservations call (855) 920-4600 or visit The Little Nell 
Viewline   For reservations call (970) 923-8200 or visit Viewline
Located in nearby Snowmass
Wildwood   For reservations call (970) 923-8400 or visit Wildwood
Located in nearby Snowmass
Element   For reservations call (970) 340-4040 or visit Element
Located in nearby Basalt
Aspenalt   For reservations call (970) 927-3191 or visit Aspenalt
Located in nearby Basalt


Rental Properties

If you are interested in renting a home or condo for this year's Resnick Aspen Action Forum, please consider using one of property rental sites below. 
Aspen Meadows Lottery 

This year we will be giving away rooms at the Meadows Resort to Fellows via a random lottery selection. The cost of the room from check in on Tuesday, July 25 through check out on Friday, July 28 will be your responsibility. Please follow the steps below to enter the lottery:

  1. Express interest in entering the lottery to Charlotte Lewis (charlotte.lewis@aspeninstitute.org) by April 1.
  2. Selected Fellows will be contacted by the end of April with their results.
  • We highly suggest that you confirm alternative lodging should you not be selected given the high volume of interest.
 
Still have questions about lodging in Aspen?  Please contact Charlotte Lewis at charlotte.lewis@aspeninstitute.org.

Travel

Flying to Aspen
Participants should book their flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) which is approximately 10-15 minutes from hotels throughout Aspen. Please plan to arrive in Aspen no later than Tuesday, July 25 in the morning and plan to depart no earlier than Friday, July 28 in the afternoon. We encourage you to consider arriving a day early to acclimate to Aspen's altitude.

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. 

Shuttle Transportation within Aspen
Complimentary shuttles are available to bring participants from downtown Aspen to the Aspen Meadows Resort. An event shuttle will circulate during select hours with stops at the Aspen Meadows Resort and the other hotel properties listed above. A schedule will be available at registration.  Downtown Aspen is very walkable and the WE-cycle bikeshare program makes quick trips across town easy and fun! 

Still have questions about travel to Aspen?  Please contact Charlotte Lewis at charlotte.lewis@aspeninstitute.org
 

Weather and Altitude

Weather
The days should be high-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (21-26 C) and the evenings will be in the 40s F (5-10 C). The weather in Aspen changes very quickly and summertime rainstorms are not uncommon. Sunscreen is encouraged for all attendees.
 
Clothing
The dress code for the Action Forum is "Aspen Casual"- attire can range from jeans, boots, and a rugged button-up shirt to khakis, loafers, and a sport coat. We recommend packing layers as Aspen can be very cold in the morning/evening and hot during the day. If you plan to participate in the hike, bring sneakers or hiking boots. 

High Altitude
Oxygen levels are lower at high altitudes. That coupled with the dry climate can contribute to the symptoms of altitude sickness- nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, headache, accelerated pulse or nasal congestion. You can prepare yourself by staying well-hydrated, avoiding alcoholic beverages, keeping physical exertion to a minimum and taking in additional oxygen. An oxygen bar will be available.
 

Activities in Aspen

We know many participants are bringing their family to Aspen or taking some extra time before or after the event to enjoy the area. Below are a few activities we recommend you enjoy during your visit to Aspen. 
 
 

2023 RESNICK ASPEN ACTION FORUM SUPPORTERS

ENDOWED FUNDING PROVIDED BY

THE RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

SKOLL FOUNDATION

MASTERCARD CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH

THE JOHN P. AND ANNE WELSH MCNULTY FOUNDATION

MARGOT AND TOM PRITZKER

GILLIAN AND ROBERT STEEL

DENA KAYE AND SYLVIA FINE KAYE FOUNDATION

UBS OPTIMUS FOUNDATION

THE RED & BLUE BADGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

SOCIETY OF FELLOWS LEADERSHIP FUND

THE TESSLER FAMILY

DAVID T. MCLAUGHLIN LEADERSHIP FUND