For the first time in its 34-year history, the Aspen Hall of Fame banquet will not be held in 2021. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to protect the safety of attendees and inductees led the organization’s Board of Directors to cancel next year’s banquet, which was scheduled for February 21, 2021.
Also new- You can now nominate inductees any time during the year, prior to the annual cut-off date of August 2, 2021. Submissions can be made by going to the Nomination Page.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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, ethically 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 BANQUET
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 are accepted from June through August, so please observe closely the deadline date as shown on the Nominate page. 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 four-year term, with the option to renew for a second four 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. Donations keep the annual banquet affordable for all who wish to attend and support the making of the documentary videos. Videos of the life history of each inductee are prepared and presented at the banquet, becoming a living narrative on the rich history of our area as told through their lives, their families and colleagues. The videos are available on this website and at the Aspen Historical Society Archives.