Inductees have been selected for 2017!
Honorees will be…

Fonda & Charles Paterson

Richard Merritt

Cynthia & John Callahan

The 2017 banquet is scheduled for January 21, 2017.


The Aspen Hall of Fame was established in 1986–87 to recognize and honor those individuals who have had a significant and lasting impact on the Aspen/Snowmass communities—economically, physically, spiritually or intellectually. Nominees must have demonstrated inspirational leadership and have made major contributions to cultural, sports, and/or civic activities.


The Aspen Hall of Fame honors its new inductees in January of each year, a time when the community comes together to honor those who have made a lasting impact on the Aspen/Snowmass area.

Nominations are solicited from the community during the previous summer. Nominations will be open for this year from June 22 through August 10, 2016, so please observe closely the deadline date of August 10. The nomination form outlines the qualifications for this honor, and the guidelines are carefully followed when considering a nominee for induction.

Honorees are chosen by members of the Board of Directors in the fall. Following the selection process, the inductees are notified of their selection, and the community at large is informed through local media.

Members of the Board of Directors serve a two-year term, with the option to renew for a second two years. Because of this relatively lively turnover, many individuals from the Aspen/Snowmass community have served as volunteers on the Aspen Hall of Fame board over the years.

The Aspen Hall of Fame Banquet is usually held the evening of the third Saturday of January, beginning with a cash bar, then dinner, then a video presentation describing the life and contributions to the community of each new inductee, and presentation of an award.

Everyone is welcome to the banquet, but seating is limited. For further information and to make a request to be added to the mailing list, please call the contact telephone number at the bottom of the page or, for email, navigate to "Contact" and complete the form to get your questions answered.


The Aspen Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization, dependent upon donations for its continued existence. In order to keep the annual banquet affordable for all who wish to attend, donations are a critical part of the mix.

Videos are prepared of the life history of each inductee and presented at the banquet, videos that have become a living narrative on the rich history of our area as told through their lives, their families and colleagues. The Aspen Historical Museum in the West End maintains a library of videos available for the public to view. Donations help make this archive possible.