ABOUT

Who We Are

Family Owned

Vince, Jen, and their 3 children live in the Roaring Fork Valley. Vince has worked as the Owner/Operator for Blazing Adventures for the past 4 years. Prior to that he worked as a river guide, trainer, and manager for the previous 12 years.  Vince has also worked 14 seasons for the Snowmass Ski Patrol. Jen stays busy as the marketing manager for Blazing Adventures. But what really keeps her moving are the 3 kids!! If anyone knows the importance of planning an engaging, convenient, and fun experience for the family, Jen does! We often lean on her expertise to provide our guests with the ultimate family experience.

DEDICATED STAFF

Our sales and reservation staff are the best in the business! They know our adventures inside and out because they live our adventures. Let them help you find the perfect activity for you and your group during your vacation to the Aspen Snowmass area.

LOCAL, Experienced Guides

We are the most experienced rafting outfitter in the Aspen Snowmass area. Blazing Adventures has been guiding rafting trips and land-based tours for over 45 years. Our local guides live and breath the outdoors. Their knowledge and safety record is unparalleled. Our 5 most experienced guides combine for over 100 years worth of guiding!!

Meet Our Team

VINCE

OWNER | OPERATOR | GUIDE

Vince has been guiding, managing, and operating since 2005. He is a proud husband and father of three. Safety is his priority as an EMT and Swift Water Rescue Technician.

EVAN

GENERAL MANAGER

Evan has been with Blazing since 2005. He and his wife enjoy adventuring with their 4 year old son. Evan knows Blazing like no one else. "We Love Evan!" is often heard from guests!

SARAH

OPERATIONS MANAGER | GUIDE

Sarah has been with Blazing since 2016. She proved herself fast as an exceptional land and river guide and now runs the operations side of the business.

FLETCHER

OFFICE MANAGER

Fletch has been with Blazing since 2015. He and his wife stay busy on adventures with their toddler son! An expert on directing you to the perfect Aspen adventure.

JESSICA

GROUP SALES

Jessica has been with Blazing since 2014. She is consistently complimented by guests for her welcoming personality and outstanding customer service!

RAVEN

GROUPS SALES

Raven joined Blazing in 2019 and quickly became a valuable member of the team. Her friendly personality is the perfect first step in planning your vacation!

MIKE

RAFT GUIDE

Mike has been guiding with Blazing since 1999. Mike is a Trip Leader, Trainer, and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. He'll keep you laughing and learning all day!

LAURA

RAFT GUIDE

Laura has been guiding with Blazing since 2011. Laura is a Trip Leader, Trainer, and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. Her river skills and customer service make her a guest favorite!

TALBOTT

RAFT GUIDE

Talbott has been guiding with Blazing since 1998. He's been guiding for over half his life! Our most requested guide. Always fun, always professional. Epitome of a river guide!

ALLIE

RAFT GUIDE

Allie has been guiding with Blazing since 2016. Allie is a Trip Leader and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. Always fun and funny, Allie is very popular with our guests and guides alike!

MITCH

RAFT GUIDE

Mitch has been guiding with Blazing since 2017. He is a Trip Leader and his education in Geology makes for an interesting adventure. You're gonna have fun with Mitch!

CONRAD

RAFT GUIDE

Conrad has been with Blazing since 2017. Conrad is a Trip Leader and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. His love for "adrenaline sports" is like no other. Brace yourself for fun!

HILLARY

RAFT GUIDE

Hillary has been guiding with Blazing since 1986! As a long-time guide, trip leader, and trainer, she's been there, done that. Enjoy a trip with a legend in the industry. Sure to be fun!

SAM

RAFT GUIDE

Sam has been guiding with Blazing since 2012. He is a Trip Leader. When he isn't hitting home-runs for the Blazing softball team, he is having fun running rivers with our guests!

FELIPE

RAFT GUIDE

Felipe has been guiding with Blazing since 2016. He is a Trip Leader and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. He is a guest and guide favorite. Always a good time with Felipe!

KELLY

LAND GUIDE

Kelly has been guiding with Blazing since 2005. A true professional, her passion is educating guests on everything outdoors in Aspen Snowmass. Enjoy the experience!

GREG

LAND GUIDE

Greg has been guiding with Blazing since 2013. As a career firefighter, you're in good hands with Greg! His passion for the outdoors is contagious and sure to leave a lasting memory!

BRITTNY

LAND GUIDE

Brittny joined the Blazing crew in 2019. She is a personal trainer, so get ready! She loves mixing adventure and exercise in a way to provide a truly unique and enjoyable experience.

JOHN

LAND GUIDE

John has been guiding with Blazing since 1995! He knows Aspen Snowmass. Everything. Always fun and professional. If you haven't done a tour with John yet, you're truly missing out!

DIANE

LAND GUIDE

Diane has been guiding with Blazing since 1995! Her knowledge of local history, flora, and fauna makes for a fun experience. Non-stop education and adventure with Diane!

TAYLOR P

RAFT GUIDE

Taylor has been guiding with Blazing since 2018. Always complimented by guests for being so fun. He loves what he does and it shows!

TY

RAFT GUIDE

Ty joined the Blazing team in 2019. Ty quickly became a valuable member of the Blazing team and loves everything outdoors. You're sure to enjoy his southern charm!

NATHALIE

RIVER GUIDE

Nathalie has been guiding with Blazing since 2013. She is a Trip Leader and is Swift Water Rescue certified. She also loves to guide our bike and hike trips. A guide and guest favorite!

NATHAN

RAFT GUIDE

Nathan has been guiding with Blazing since 2016. He is a Trip Leader and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. Nathan is a true utility guide. He does it all and does it well!

BEN

RAFT GUIDE

Ben has been guiding with Blazing since 2016, but river guiding since 2009. He is a Trip Leader and is Swiftwater Rescue certified. Ben is our Brown's Canyon expert!

JASON

RIVER GUIDE

Jason has been guiding with Blazing since 2017. He is a Trip Leader and is Swift Water Rescue certified. His positive aura will keep you smiling all day long!

TAYLOR N

RAFT GUIDE

Taylor has been guiding with Blazing since 2018. Always fun and informative. His love of everything outdoors is contagious.

KAYLA

RAFT GUIDE

Kayla has been guiding with Blazing since 2013. She is a Trip Leader. Kayla keeps it fun on any adventure. She is a utility guide and can do it all!

DOUG

RAFT GUIDE

Doug has been with Blazing since 2000. Doug is a Trip Leader and mentor to much of our staff. One of the funniest guy's you'll ever meet. You're gonna have fun with Doug!

MERCH

RAFT GUIDE

Merch joined Blazing in 2019. A quick learner on the water, Merch proved to be a strong guide fast! His love for the river shows and you're sure to have a blast out there with Merch!

Our Values

We are stewards of the rivers and the land.

  • From our most experienced guides to our office staff, each and every individual that works for Blazing Adventures has a passion for the outdoors in one form or another. Together, we help to educate our guests on how to preserve the playground that Mother Nature has provided for us.
  • Our guides take part in an annual volunteer River Cleanup Day.
  • Our guides are constantly keeping the river clear of debris that would be dangerous to recreational boaters and fisherman alike.
  • We abide by the 7 principles of Leave No Trace.

Volunteer work and Philanthropy

  • Our employees take great pride in volunteering for various charities and non-profits throughout the valley.
  • Blazing Adventures is proud to give back to the community by donating to a number of these charities and non-profits. Below are just a few of the many that we partner with annually:

Family

Families are our priorities. We realize families come in all shapes and sizes. We proudly consider our employees, past and present, as part of the “Blazing Family” and we graciously welcome our guests into our family as well.