Aspen is well known among travelers as a winter wonderland, but there is plenty to do in Aspen during spring and summer months as well. Festival season in Aspen brings an exciting combination of events and festivals that are sure to pique your attention.
Two of the main events to consider include the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. The events are so close together you might be able to plan on chartering a private jet flight to attend both festivals.
Charter a Private Jet to the Aspen Food and Wine Classic
The Aspen Food and Wine Classic is an event reserved for those aged 21 and over. It is a favorite among those who have refined palates. In addition to the delicacies served at the event, there are live cooking demonstrations from some of the world’s most famous chefs, seminars, and more to enjoy during the three day event. The 2016 Classic takes place June 17th through the 19th.
Get constant updates about the Classic by following the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen on Facebook. Arriving via private jet charter allows you to arrive in style and enjoy the perfect touch of luxury and service to start your weekend of wining and dining off right.
Charter a Private Jet to the Aspen Ideas Festival and Fly in Comfort and Style
There’s nothing like a private jet charter flight to help you relax and unwind – especially before enjoying a marathon event like the ten day Aspen Ideas Festival. The event begins on June 23, only a few days after the Food and Wine Classic ends. The Ideas Festival, though, extends into July, ending on July 2nd.
The event attracts designers, politicians, musicians, artists, writers, diplomats, and leaders from around the globe in order to discuss top issues that impact the world in search of actionable solutions to make the world a better place. The 2016 festival will be broken down into three parts.
- Spotlight Health (June 23 – 26)
- Festival 1 (June 26 – 29)
- Festival 2 (June 29 – July 2)
The festival is open for anyone to purchase tickets in order to attend. The goal is to have a variety of people in attendance in order to encourage as many different points of view in order to generate thoughtful discussions and gain new insights.
Airports for Private Jet Traffic Near Aspen
With so many diplomats, dignitaries, world leaders, business leaders, and musicians and artists in attendance, it is no wonder that there will be a fair amount of private jet traffic in the area in the days leading up to and following both events. The decision to stay and enjoy them both may save a little travel time – as does flying via private jet. It also helps to make private jet pricing more palatable. These are the airports most convenient to Aspen.
- Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) – Airport located only four miles from the heart of Aspen.
- Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (GWS) – Located 41 miles from Aspen, this airport offers a convenient alternative to flying directly into Aspen.
- Leadville – Lake County Airport (LXV) – Travel 57 miles from Leadville to be in the thick of things in Aspen for either festival. It also happens to be the highest elevation airport in North America.
- Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) – you will have a longer drive from this airport, located 68 miles from Aspen, but it will be beautiful in the month of June.
Now is the time to make your plans to attend these great events in Aspen. Call Presidential Aviation today to discuss your needs and choose the right private jet to meet those needs best.