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 5 years. Prior to that he worked as a river guide, trainer, and manager for the previous 12 years.  Vince has also worked 15 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.

KIRSTEN

OFFICE MANAGER

Kirsten has been with Blazing since 2015. She got her start as a guide and is 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!

WES

OFFICE MANAGER

Wes does it all. On top of being an Office Manager, Wes is a river and land guide. You're gonna love Wes!

JAY

RESERVATIONS

Jay came to the reservations team in 2021. Her knowledge and customer service will make booking your next adventure a fun and seamless experience.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

OLIVIA

RAFT GUIDE

Olivia started with Blazing in 2020. Olivia piled on the river miles and became a Trip Leader fast. Her love of the outdoors will make your experience unforgettable.

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!

EMMA

RAFT GUIDE

Emma has been guiding since 2017. Emma is a Trip Leader and trainer. As a teacher, she knows how to keep the whole family engaged and having a blast! And she's never had a PB & J...

TAYLOR

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!

MOOSE

RAFT GUIDE

Mitch "Moose" is an EMT and member of the Snowmass Ski Patrol in the winter. He has a "safety first" mindset that will keep things fun for the whole family.

MORGAN

RAFT GUIDE

With a rock climbing background, Morgan knows a thing or two about adventure sports. She'll be sure to make your experience an exciting one!

SPENCER

RAFT GUIDE

Spencer hails from North Dakota. Beast mode. Enough said.

TESS

RAFT GUIDE

Get ready for a high energy experience! Tess has a fun-loving personality like no other. Brace yourself, it's gonna be a wild ride!

COLE

RAFT GUIDE

Cole is not only a raft guide, but also a Safety Kayaker on our Class IV rafting sections. He has a true love for the river and it shows. Enjoy some river time with Cole.

JACQUI

LAND GUIDE

Jacqui is a long-time local and ski instructor in the winters. Jacqui has an abundance of knowledge when it comes to anything Aspen/Snowmass. You'll have fun learning with Jacqui.

KYLE

RAFT GUIDE

Kyle has quickly established himself as the "utility" guide. He enjoys guiding everything outdoors and is sure to show your family a great time in Aspen/Snowmass!

KATIE J

LAND GUIDE

Katie is our newest Hike and Bike expert. Her excitement is contagious and her kind personality makes for a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience.

NICK

RAFT GUIDE

Sing along with Nick as you splash through the rapids. Nick will keep you entertained all day with his stories and his songs! He's been called "the songbird of his generation".

FIONA

RAFT GUIDE

Fiona is born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. Growing up here, she knows the area like the back of her hand. Her friendly personality is sure to make your vacation!

TANNER

LAND GUIDE

When Tanner isn't exploring the outdoors with our guests, he works as a Nurse. You're in good hands on any adventure with Tanner!

MOLLY

RAFT GUIDE

Molly is a "jack of all trades" guide. She does it all! Raft, Bike, Hike, or Jeep. You're going to have a blast with Molly as your adventure guide!

MILES

RAFT GUIDE

Miles is new to Blazing in 2021 and already one of our most requested guides! Miles has a passion for the outdoors that keeps guests coming back for more.

ADAM

RAFT GUIDE

Adam is a natural on the river. His friendly disposition is a welcoming introduction to any of Blazing's outdoor adventures.

JOHN C

LAND GUIDE

John is a long time ski instructor in the winters and has a ton of knowledge when it comes to Aspen/Snowmass. Prepare to be engaged.

KATIE R

RAFT GUIDE

Katie is new to Blazing in 2021. Katie will make any Raft, Hike, or Bike trip an enjoyable experience for you and your family.

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!

TYLER

RAFT GUIDE

Tyler. A Rookie. He'll certainly make you laugh and you're guaranteed to have a great time on any adventure with Tyler!

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.