History: Group tourism comes to Snowmass | AspenTimes.com

History: Group tourism comes to Snowmass

Aspen Historical Society
Special to the Sun

“Work begins on town meeting center,” announced The Aspen Times in August 1983. “Snowmass Resort Association board president Larry Dempsey (left), Ted Driscoll, vice-president of the Professional Convention Management Association, and Snowmass Mayor Jeff Tippett turned the first spades during groundbreaking ceremonies Sunday (Aug. 21) for a $6 million conference center to be built in Snowmass. The center is scheduled to open in June 1985.” The center was designed by Caudill Gustafson & Associates, of Aspen, and built by GE Johnson, of Colorado Springs.

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