Nutritional Research Foundation events are fun, informative and, best-of-all they help to fund the studies we sponsor! They offer a unique opportunity to spend time both learning and having fun with Dr. Fuhrman. Join us at our next event as we share laughs, gain knowledge, and help to underwrite research to heal, prevent food-related disease, and promote longevity.

Thank you to all our donors, sponsors, supporters and friends who contribute to make our events so successful.

Nutritional Research Foundation

3rd Annual Aspen Ski Getaway

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Ski. Play. Learn.

April 2-8, 2018

Please note: We are opening registration early this year, because we have been informed that local hotel rooms will be in short supply due to a large hotel closing for renovations. The Limelight has encouraged us to reserve rooms early to avoid disappointment. Adjoining rooms and suites will also have limited availability. Don’t miss out on what promises to be another great trip. Register now!

Dr. Michael Klaper, is joining Dr. Fuhrman in Aspen to lecture at the Foundation’s 2018 Aspen Ski Getaway!

Why is the Aspen Ski Getaway so special?

Each morning we come together for a hearty Nutritiarian breakfast at the Limelight Hotel and whether you prefer to ski, snowboard, hike, bike or to simply browse in the nearby Explore bookstore you will have six relaxing, fun days to enjoy all that Aspen has to offer!

The group meets each evening for an amazing Nutritarian dinner at the Pyramid Bistro restaurant, where renowned chef Martin Oswald will be our host. Each evening he will share cooking tips and explain how that evening’s  gourmet meal was prepared.

On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, the group convenes for an after-dinner lectures. This year Joel Fuhrman, MD will be joined two nights by Michael Klaper MD, to lecture, discuss, and answer questions on the latest in nutritional science. On Saturday night, Dr. Fuhrman will speak again at the Aspen Meadows, Paepcke Auditorium, where our group will enjoy VIP seating.

Back by popular demand, on Wednesday night the group will convene for a competitive game of charades, hosted by Dr. Fuhrman.

We are also very happy to announce that myofasical release therapy expert, Kenny Owens, will be joining the group again to offer amazing deep muscle treatment. Watch for an early opportunity to sign up for this amazing restorative treatment — coming soon!

Remember you don’t need to ski to join in the fun. On each trip, several members of our group who don’t ski report having an amazing time. Aspen has a ton of other fun activities.

There’s an added bonus when you register for this exciting and enlightening weeklong event: 35 to 45 percent* of the cost of your trip is a tax-deductible charitable donation. Your donation supports the very important work of the Nutritional Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Foundation is committed to supporting and funding vital clinical research to explore all the amazing benefits of eating a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet.

Discounted lift tickets will be available for purchase — details to come later in the fall. Our group will also receive discounts on lessons, gondola tickets and restaurants on Aspen and Snowmass Mountains.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all roommate requests. If you are interested in finding a roommate for the trip, please email Kimberly Melton at to be put on a waiting list.

The Aspen Ski Getaway raises funds to support the very important work of the Nutritional Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Foundation is committed to supporting and funding vital, critical clinical research exploring the impact that eating a nutrient-dense, plant–rich diet has on health, recovery, longevity and preventing chronic diseases.

A Few Words From Past Attendees

“My favorite thing about the Aspen trip was everything! It was a rare opportunity to learn from Dr. Fuhrman in a small group setting, the food was a one-of-a-kind true Nutritarian cuisine and it motivated me to take my Nutritarian diet to the next level. And, of course, I lost weight while having a blast on the slopes!”
-Stacey S.

“Dr. Fuhrman’s lectures were stimulating, re-enforcing and very informative. A week of daily exercise (skiing), Nutritarian food and learning the Nutritarian way inspired and transformed me physically and mentally.”

-Yoshi N.
“The NRF Aspen trip exceeded all expectations. It combined excellent nutritional information from Dr. Fuhrman, great exercise from skiing at the breath taking resorts surrounding Aspen, world-class Nutritarian cuisine from Chef Martin Oswald, as well as developing great friendships with like-minded people. We were also supporting the NRF, which will play a critical role in refocusing our health care system on addressing the actual nutritional causes of the chronic diseases plaguing our society. It was a very meaningful and fun vacation that we will not forget.”
-Steve & Sue K.
“I really enjoyed the entire week in Aspen that the foundation offered. Dr. Fuhrman’s talks were enlightening and inspiring. I appreciated so much his diligent research and data about our current state of health in this country. We ate the most delicious answers (meals) to the problems and we are happy to contiue that lifestyle at home now as we have before we went to Aspen. It was my first time skiing ever (at age 66) and I look forward to more in the years ahead. Keep up your good work!”
-John M.

If you have an idea for hosting and sponsoring a Nutritional Research Foundation event in your area, please reach out to Kimberly Melton, Executive Director to discuss your idea