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In 2024, Frias Properties of Aspen Snowmass is celebrating our 50th year in business.  For over five decades, Frias Properties has been dedicated to serving both local homeowners and visitors from across the globe. Under the leadership of Chuck Frias, Tim Clark, and Ben Wolff the company has evolved into a pivotal entity within the Aspen Snowmass community. With a substantial local workforce, the firm manages the needs of hundreds of homeowners and extends hospitality to thousands of visitors annually.

Headquartered at 730 East Durant Avenue in Aspen, Frias Properties manages three satellite operation centers at the Fashing Haus, Silverglo, and Independence Square Hotel.  In 2023, Frias Properties expanded into Snowmass Village assuming property management responsibilities of Chamonix, Homestead, The Enclave and Owl Creek Homes. Our Snowmass operations are headquarted at The Enclave located at 360 Wood Road in Snowmass Village.

Our vacation rental management and property management divisions are staffed by professional teams of property managers, maintenance personnel, housekeeping managers, guest service agents, a concierge desk as well as sales, marketing, and accounting professionals.

Vacation Rentals | With a portfolio of more than 130 vacation rentals in downtown Aspen, including hotel rooms at the historic Independence Square Hotel, in addition to rentals in Aspen Highlands and Snowmass Village, Frias Properties has become the preferred source for Aspen Snowmass visitors seeking condominiums, resort residences, and private homes. Guests of Frias Properties receive a host of complimentary services and amenities including Aspen airport transportation, health club passes, concierge services, professional housekeeping, 24/7 support, and more to ensure an enjoyable and seamless stay. 

Property Management | Frias Properties offers comprehensive property management services for individual homes, vacation rentals, and homeowners’ associations. Our energetic property management team embodies the Aspen spirit, bringing detailed attention and care to every aspect of property management and short-term rentals. As visitor expectations reach new heights, we offer homeowners who value their time, dedicated resources, quality service and ultimate peace of mind.

Real Estate | Owners Chuck Frias and Tim Clark are licensed real estate brokers with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty and offer their clients the power of Aspen Snowmass's No. 1 real estate brand. Most Aspen Snowmass homeownwers were first introduced to the magic of this locale while on vacation, and we specialize in helping visitors make Aspen Snowmass home.

Our Community Involvement

Frias Properties of Aspen Snowmass is proud to support the following organizations & events:

  • Aspen Board of Realtors
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • Aspen Gay Ski Week / Aspen Out
  • Aspen Institute Society of Fellows
  • Aspen Junior Golf
  • Aspen Junior Hockey
  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Aspen Rotary
  • Aspen Valley Hospital 
  • Aspen Valley Medical Foundation
  • Aspen Valley Land Trust
  • Aspen Writers Foundation
  • Aspen Youth Center
  • English in Action
  • Heldman King Realtor Classic
  • Independence Pass Foundation
  • Lucky Day Animal Rescue
  • Patrick's Place
  • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
  • Shining Stars
  • Theatre Aspen
  • Winterskol


Originally from Dartmouth, Mass., Chuck drove his car over Independence Pass in 1974 and landed in Aspen for good. His first foray into property management was as a housekeeper for Coates Reid Waldron, the largest property management company in Aspen. Chuck became a property manager the next year and continued in this capacity for the next 11 years, earning his stripes on the front lines of the property management and vacation rental industries.

In 1985, Chuck became a partner and vice president of operations at Aspen Club Properties, leading operations for several divisions including property management, real estate and a lodging property that became the Sky Hotel. Chuck managed these entities through a company sale and eventually bought the remaining interests in 1998. With his comprehensive experience in every aspect of Aspen real estate and property management, he started the company that is now Frias Properties.

Today Chuck is very active in the daily operations of Frias Properties, focusing on real estate sales and company-wide marketing. With a deep love of the Aspen community, Chuck has served on local charitable boards including the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Aspen Valley Hospital, the Aspen School District Finance Board and the Aspen Lodging Association. A devoted father, husband, skier, golfer and biker, Chuck lives in the Meadowood neighborhood with his family.


In August of 2000, Tim Clark merged his company, Aspen Classic Properties, with Chuck’s to form Frias Properties of Aspen. The two remain equal partners today. Tim, born and raised in Aspen, attended University of Colorado and built his resume in real estate, management, sales and development working with his father, a prominent Aspen attorney. He became a realtor and started managing properties for Dolomite Villas in 1988. Tim started his own management company, and he and his partners steadily acquired other Aspen-area management companies to grow his company to Aspen Classic Properties.

Tim believes deeply in the value of community involvement and has served on a variety of boards and community-based organizations, including president of the Aspen Lodging Association. Through hard work and integrity, Tim has earned the respect of the Aspen lodging and real estate community and the many buyers and sellers with whom he works.


Originally from Baltimore, MD., Ben moved to Snowmass Village in 2007 after graduating from The Ohio State University where he was a captain of the Lacrosse team.  After gaining several years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ben joined Frias Properties in 2015 as Director of Operations.  In 2019, he was promoted to General Manager, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership with the Aspen operations and property management teams.  In addition to his outstanding service and work ethic, Ben has been integral in onboarding many new HOAs and condos while continuing to provide excellent service to existing clients.  In 2022, although the vote did not go in our favor, Ben represented Frias Properties at multiple Aspen City Council meetings, lobbying against the tax increase and the limitation of STR permits.  Due to his unique ability to manage people while balancing the needs of multiple customers, including property owners, HOAs, and vacation rental clients, Ben became a Managing Partner/Owner in 2023.

Ben continues to be highly involved in the daily operations of Frias Properties, focusing on HOA management, condo & unit management, and Owner & guest relations.  In his off time, Ben is a coach with the Aspen Lacrosse Club, serves as the HOA president at the Woodbridge Condominiums, and serves on the Board of a local non-profit – Brake the Cycle, which funds clean water and bicycles in Zambia.  Ben enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking, climbing, and walking his dog, Brutus, throughout Snowmass Village with his wife, Laci.