Roaring Fork Valley Destination Alliance

Five Roaring Fork Valley tourism organizations have come together to launch a valley-wide tourism alliance, the first of its kind in Colorado, that will establish a unified voice for the local tourism industry with the goals of developing solutions to industry barriers and advancing destination stewardship opportunities. The Roaring Fork Valley Destination Alliance (RFVDA) formalizes and elevate existing relationships between the five established organizations to focus on activities and programs that promote responsible visitation, champion the Roaring Fork Valley as a wonderful place to live, work and play; and integrating tourism organizations into valley-wide crisis communications strategies.

The Alliance comprises of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Snowmass Tourism, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Carbondale Tourism, and Visit Glenwood Springs, in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office through the Restart Destinations Program, an industry offering that is funded by aCARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to foster long-term resilience within Colorado. Through this work, the Colorado Tourism Office seeks to serve as an extended team for Colorado destinations to prioritize and implement collaborative projects that advance statewide industry priorities.

Each community’s tourism organization recently gathered input via insights from their local residents and tourism businesses to understand how tourism priorities have shifted throughout the valley as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism organizations also participated in a facilitated workshop to establish priority issues and common themes to address in the next 12 months. Expected priority projects the Alliance will focus on include developing educational messaging and signage for tourists on how to recreate responsibly, management of trash, and overall visitor dispersion at popular natural attractions.

Mission:

We are here to champion the Roaring Fork Valley as a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Vision:

Establish a unified voice for the five regional tourism organizations to develop and share messaging that encourages responsible and respectful use, and champions the value of tourism throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. 

RFVDA Priorities

Encourage responsible and respectful use: 

Champion the value of tourism: 

Crisis communications: 

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Events & Activities

Apr 24
>5 Point Film Festival
5 Point Film Festival

April 24-28 (Wed-Sun)

Every year, we come together as an outdoor-loving family to get inspired and motivated. Intim...

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May 3
>Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club
Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club

Imagine 1,000 ping pong balls being dropped from a Fire Ladder truck onto targets at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale! I...

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May 3
>First Friday “Family Block Party” & Pride Parade
First Friday “Family Block Party” & Pride Parade

Come celebrate First Friday on May 3rd, 5-9pm. Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and enj...

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May 11
>Dandelion Day
Dandelion Day

Annual Dandelion Day festival was started by Carbondale’s Environmental Board. Dandelion Day is a celebration of spring,...

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May 13
>Bike Rodeo
Bike Rodeo

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May 13
>Bonedale Bike Week
Bonedale Bike Week

May 13th-17th
Various Locations around town
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