Building Homes for Heroes, along with RM Construction, has built a beautiful new home at Ironbridge for USMC Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, who was severely wounded in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2012.
We invite the community to come to Ironbridge for the parade and welcome ceremony - this Saturday (September 16) at 4 p.m.!
For more details, click here.
Although the river may be closed for private boaters August 14th for approximately 10 days. It's important that the community be made aware that rafting is still open for commercial companies and Glenwood Adventure Company has a great trip to offer..
Rapids, rapids, rapids!!! This trip is a blast. Test the Class III rapids not once, not twice, but thrice! Nestled in the deep gorge of majestic Glenwood Canyon, the Shoshone Rapids section of the Colorado River comes to life . Run the Shoshone Rapids three times, taking a new line on each run. During late August and September this section is often viewed as the best whitewater in the state!
Trips will actually be amazing as the Forest Service is allowing all commercial companies to run their guests from Shoshone to Grizzly three times yes three times the fun. Imagine the rapids three times, all the excitement and none of the float. Our guides are so excited!
Passes go on sale Monday, August 14!
Thank you for making the expanded discount pass program a success last season. Aspen Skiing Company will once again include owner and employee spouses in the discounted pass program for members of the Roaring Fork Valley Chambers of Commerce.
As a member in good standing of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA), your business is eligible to receive significant savings on your 2017-2018 season passes from Aspen Skiing Company.
Click here to view the letter and pricing from Aspen Skiing Company.
Passes go on sale Monday, August 14; purchase your pass by Friday, September 15, for the Super Early Deadline pricing.
Contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-945-6589 for further details, and to obtain your pass voucher. Please keep in mind that you must physically pick up your voucher from the GSCRA/CMC Visitor Center located at (802 Grand Avenue) prior to purchasing your pass. To speed up your voucher redemption process, we encourage you to call ahead.
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Cristin Barta, Tourism Marketing Project Manager, of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.
Luxury Travel Guide names Iron Mountain Hot Springs the Innovative Hot Springs Centre of the Year for Colorado
America’s newest hot springs destination is recognized by Luxury Travel Guide Awards, which represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement around the globe.
The Iron Mountain Hot Springs has been named Innovative Hot Springs Centre of the Year for Colorado by the Luxury Travel Guide (LTG), a leading provider of travel news, reviews and features. Located in Glenwood Springs, Colo., the Iron Mountain Hot Springs features 16 thermal soaking pools filled with pure mineral water, plus a freshwater family pool and jetted spa, nestled on the bank of the Colorado River.
“It is such an honor to be recognized with this award, especially with less than two years under our belts here,” said Steve Beckley, co-owner of Iron Mountain Hot Springs. “Since opening in July 2015, we’ve listened to feedback from our guests to grow and improve the business. So far, we’ve enlarged the locker rooms, installed a sand-based filtration system and added an outdoor Rejuvenation Station with rainfall showers to cool off in between soaks, and we have long-term plans for more expansion. All of this is made possible by the dedicated team at Iron Mountain Hot Springs.”
James Drakeford, editor in chief at LTG, commented on their win, “Finding a unique place that offers nothing but tranquillity can be very difficult; however, when visiting Colorado, you do not need to look far to find this perfect place. I was really happy to inform Iron Mountain Hot Springs of their win and I look forward to working with them throughout 2017.”
According to the LTG, which is headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom, the awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields, paying tribute to and commending all those who have excelled in the industry. The judging panel for the awards included Shane Green, host of “Resort Rescue”; travel expert Claire Newell; luxury travel photographer Antonio Cuellar and the in-house team.
“One of our primary goals at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is to provide our guests with a European-style wellness experience,” said co-owner Mogli Cooper, who grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, where Kurorts, curative destinations centered around hot springs, are considered as essential to maintaining health as going to the doctor for regular check-ups. “It is so rewarding to receive this recognition alongside so many prestigious resorts around the world.”
This year saw an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category. All winners of the Luxury Spa and Wellness Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, including innovation, design, rooms and facilities, gastronomic achievements, service excellence, use of technology, sustainable development, marketing and branding, employee satisfaction and location. Adds Drakeford, “This ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades.”
The LTG website states that attractive and informative websites, and positive and engaging social media content, are all important in these awards; having a well-designed and attractive website means that the judges have access to all the information they need to make a decision. Engaging with customers and guests, whether it is on social media with pictures, conversations and event updates, or on review sites where they accept and respond to both positive and negative feedback, is also crucial.
The Iron Mountain Hot Springs, located on the bank of the Colorado River in scenic Glenwood Springs, is America’s newest hot springs destination. This is not the first accolade for the company; Iron Mountain Hot Springs was named Bosco Tourism Business of the Year by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association in 2016. Visitors can find more information at IronMountainHotSprings.com and Facebook.com/IronMountainHotSprings, and by calling 970-945-4766.
Breakfast stations for bike riders at three venues in Glenwood Springs, one in Carbondale
If bicycling is part of your transportation strategy for the Grand Avenue Bridge Detour, then Colorado Bike to Work Day is a good opportunity to check your bike, test your route and get a free breakfast.
Colorado Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, June 28
Breakfast stations open 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
* RFTA West Glenwood Park and Ride, 2302 Wulfsohn Road, with SGM hosting
* Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St.
* Alpine Bank, 2200 Grand Ave.
* RFTA Carbondale Park and Ride, Highway 133 and Village Road in Carbondale
Breakfast stations will have the new Glenwood Springs bicycle map, Grand Avenue Bridge detour maps, information on safe cycling and bikes on buses, RFTA bus schedules, and other giveaways.
Enter a drawing for prizes, including a golf game for four at Ironbridge Golf Club, an insulated bike water bottle from Sampson Sports, or a folding bicycle multi-tool provided by the Granite - Wadsworth Grand Avenue Bridge joint venture contractors.
Get started now
"Cycling is going to be a good way to get around in Glenwood Springs during the bridge detour, and cyclists will have an easier time if they get started now," said Tanya Allen, transportation director for the City of Glenwood Springs.
Check your bike
* Tires inflated
* Brakes aligned and functioning
* Chain clean and oiled
* Getting a bike tune-up is the best way to be sure your bike is road-ready
Check your gear
* Bike lock
* Rack or baskets to carry cargo
* Pedal-positive shoes
* Reflectors front and back
* Bike lights for dawn, dusk and nighttime riding
CDOT Yellow Zone Neighborhood Event
The breakfast station at the West Glenwood Park and Ride will also serve as the first in a series of neighborhood events hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation in advance of the bridge detour. Anyone who lives or works in West Glenwood on the south side of the Colorado River is invited to stop by.
"Visit the CDOT table to learn about your transit, biking and walking options during the detour. It's also a chance to meet your neighbors to plan carpooling. Those shared car trips can also help us reduce traffic congestion," said Tom Newland, CDOT Project Public Information Manager.
Ride Garfield County
Riders are encouraged to sign up for the Ride Garfield County Bike and Bus Challenge. Log your miles for bicycling and for riding RFTA buses and carpooling, and be eligible for prizes and bragging rights. To get started, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org .
Sponsors & hosts
The Colorado Bike to Work Day breakfast stations on June 28 are hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank, SGM, RFTA, Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER and Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates.
Sponsors include the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, Ironbridge Golf Club, Factory Outdoor, Sampson Sports, Defiant Pack, Backcountry Chiropractic and Aloha Mountain Cyclery.
Additional sponsors are welcome to help with local events and prizes. Contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org<mailto:ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org> to learn more.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!