In the tradition of BoostCon, the C++Now conference will be held in Aspen, one of Colorado’s most beautiful year-round resort areas. Founded as a mining camp in the Colorado Silver Boom and named because of the abundance of aspen trees in the area, the city emerged as a skiing mecca following World War II. Since then, Aspen has become an international destination for recreation, arts, business, and intellectual discourse.
To acquaint you with Aspen we invite you to visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce site, which describes the activities, events, and entertainment available in town. Aspen makes a wonderful family vacation spot; we encourage you to bring them and extend your stay if you can.
Local Time Zone
At the time of C++Now 2013, Aspen will be on Mountain Daylight Time, the same as Denver. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday March 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Aspen is a mountain town located at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet. The surrounding mountains reach 14,000 feet. Please be aware of the high altitude effects. Drink lots of water when you first arrive, and be advised to limit physical exercise and alcohol intake. The temperature in Aspen in the middle of May typically ranges in the upper 60’s to low 70’s (Fahrenheit). There is little chance of rain or even clouds. It is a very lovely time to be Aspen. We suggest that you bring layered clothing and a jacket for evening to adjust to seasonal changes and evening temperature drops which can be in the 40’s. Local weather information is available at http://www.wunderground.com/US/CO/Aspen.html.