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 6 years. Prior to that he worked as a river guide, trainer, and manager for the previous 12 years.  Vince has also worked 16 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

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

OWNER | GM

Evan has been with Blazing since 2005. He and his wife enjoy adventuring with their 6 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. Sarah has a background as a land and river guide, as well as being certified in Swiftwater Rescue. She runs Operations at Blazing.

TESSA

OPERATIONS MANAGER | GUIDE

Tessa came to Blazing in 2022. Along with Sarah, Tessa helps run the Operations Team. An EMT, land and river guide, Tessa can do it all!

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

OFFICE ASSISTANT MANAGER

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

KODY

GROUPS SERVICES

Kody joined the Blazing team in 2021. Popular with guests and staff alike, Kody is a natural at his job. You dream it up, he can plan it!

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!

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 started at Blazing in 2012. He is a Swiftwater Rescue certified. 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!

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!

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!

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. Swiftwater Rescue certified and Trip Leader. Always fun and informative. His love of everything outdoors is contagious.

MOOSE

RAFT GUIDE

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

SPENCER

RAFT GUIDE

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

TESS

RAFT GUIDE

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

TYLER

RAFT GUIDE

Tyler. A Rookie. Not really. He's a Trip Leader and Swiftwater Rescue certified. He'll certainly make you laugh and you're guaranteed to have a great time on any adventure with Tyler!

COLE

RAFT GUIDE

Cole is not only a raft guide, but also Swiftwater Rescue certified and a Safety Kayaker on our extreme rafting sections. He has a true love for the river and it shows.

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!

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.

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.