GoVail Blog

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest to feature new VIP experience Sept. 2-3

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 24, 2017 7:32:23 PM

Two full days of Bavarian fun are planned for this weekend in Beaver Creek to celebrate the 18th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, September 2-3, 2017. The celebration kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, Kids’ Fun Zone and live music from Trachtenkapelle out of Lech- Zürs, Austria. The event hosts live musical acts throughout the day, a Bavarian costume contest and a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K race on Sunday. The beer garden and live music events are free to enter and will be a foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah musical good time.  Beaver Creek Oktoberfest is presented in partnership with Spaten Beer.

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Topics: Beaver Creek

See the Solar Eclipse Viewing from Vail and Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 11, 2017 12:48:32 PM

For the first time in 26 years, a solar eclipse will pass over Vail and Beaver Creek on August 21, 2017. According to, Vail will see 92% of the solar eclipse from 10:21 AM to 1:11 PM, creating a once in a lifetime adventure in the mountains. The solar eclipse is the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since 1776.

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Topics: Vail, Family, hike

Improvements coming to Beaver Creek and Vail Mountains

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 7, 2017 9:34:22 PM
It is only the beginning of August but we are already starting to think about the next ski season. (Assuming that some of us have actually stopped dreaming about fresh powder.) Even though it might be a bit too early to take your ski gear out of the closet just yet it is the right time for the mountain crews to be working on the lift improvements across various Vail Resorts properties. Here is a quick update of what to expect this winter season on both Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing

Summer Events at Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 1, 2017 2:36:41 PM
Beaver Creek is famous around the world for transforming the raw charm of the mountains into luxurious adventure. Whether you are here to test yourself on the challenging biking trails or to enjoy the mountain serenity, Beaver Creek has something for you in its summer calendar. Here are some summer events suggestion: 
11th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival  August 10 - 13  
Combining Beaver Creek’s renowned culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is an ode to the resort’s distinguished echelon of executive chefs, penchant for culinary mastery and enjoyment of superb cuisine among the rustic elegance of the Rocky Mountains. Guests are invited to enjoy a full weekend of events throughout the resort – such as the 4x4 Jeep Tour on Beaver Creek Mountain, pairing seminars, wine dinners and the Grand Tasting.
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Topics: Summer, Family, Beaver Creek, mountain biking, events

Your guide to the 4th of July in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 27, 2017 10:36:00 PM

Here's your complete 2017 Vail America Days Schedule starting on Friday, June 30 and extending through Tuesday, July 4

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Topics: Summer, Family, Vail Activity Guide

Vail Valley to host prestigious amateur cycling event Haute Route Rockies

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 18, 2017 11:41:36 PM

Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies, will be in Avon June 26th, 27th and 28th. The Haute Route is a global series of stage races for amateurs. Whether it is in the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Pyrenees or Italian Dolomites, these are the highest, toughest and most prestigious amateur cycling events in the world.  Colorado is proud to host the inaugural seven-stage race featuring an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs, offering committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of unprecedented in US amateur cycling.  

JUNE 26THAvon will welcome riders June 26th as they complete a 95 mile ride from Winter Park, winding from Wolcott east through Edwards and Avon, finishing in Harry A. Nottingham Park. The park will be abuzz from 5:00  to 8:00 p.m. with festivities, live music, vendor village, and food and drink available for purchase. 

  • The acclaimed Austin Bike Zoo will begin to construct zoo animals, which are larger than life creatures, assembled on bicycles. The ever-growing menagerie of giant, playful, interactive, hand-build creatures include an 80-foot rattlesnake, a flurry of giant butterflies, a fanciful owl, majestic bald eagle and a bicycle carousel that can carry a dozen people at once! The zoo animals lead a parade on the Nottingham Park paths beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the impromptu parade!
  • A Bike Rodeo and Safety with a Cop, sponsored by Sun & Ski and the Avon Police Department, will be featured for children of all ages, from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m.   
  • Live music will take place on the Performance Pavilion with Rewind Colorado performing.
  • Food by Marc will be providing wine and beer as well as delicious food options!

JUNE 27THOn Tuesday, June 27th, the Individual Time Trial will begin, with athletes leaving the park starting area, in timed intervals beginning at 9:00 a.m. The community is invited to cheer the riders out to Traer Creek Plaza and back onto Swift Gulch Road.
After a rolling first four miles, riders will turn onto Buck Creek Road and climb up to Mountain Star before heading west to the finish at the top of Wildridge. Riders may take their time descending back to Nottingham Park to join the Avon community with live music, vendors and activities.  The Route map can be found at:    Lake Street will be closed, but all other streets will remain open, with diversions at some roundabouts.  See the traffic information below.  
The fun continues in Nottingham Park from 5:00 to 8:00 pm., with First Chair performing at the Pavilion, Food by Marc providing wine and beer and more delicious food options. 


June 26thSpectators may rise early and cheer on the cyclists as they leave Avon at 6:00 a.m., for a 102 mile journey over Battle Mountain, Tennessee, and Independence passes to Snowmass Village.

The first ever week of Haute Route riding in North America features a total of 507 miles of riding in the spectacular setting of the Rocky Mountains and 49,260 feet of climbing. The event kicks off on June 24, 2017 from Boulder, Colorado and finishes on June 30 in Colorado Springs.  Three hundred fifty riders are expected to be riding in the race.

Traffic Information
Monday, June 26 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from the entrance to the Avon Recreation Center to Benchmark Road all day.
Tuesday, June 27 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from Mikaela Way to Benchmark Road until 3 p.m. Cyclists will leave Nottingham Park, heading north on Lake Street, and turning right onto West Beaver Creek Boulevard.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m., all southbound traffic at Avon Road roundabout 3 will be diverted west onto West Beaver Creek Blvd and eastbound traffic will be diverted south to Avon Road roundabout 4. Northbound traffic at Avon Road roundabout 4 will be diverted east or west on Highway 6.
  • Cyclists will travel east on East Beaver Creek Boulevard to Traer Creek. Northbound traffic on Post Road roundabout 4 will be diverted east onto Yoder Avenue and Fawcett Road. Southbound traffic will be diverted west onto East Beaver Creek Boulevard.
  • Riders will travel northbound on Post Road to Swift Gulch Road, before turning right on Nottingham Road. Traffic control personnel will help direct cars on Nottingham Road. There will be no road closures on Swift Gulch Road, Nottingham Road, or Buck Creek Road.
Wednesday, June 28 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from the entrance to the Avon Recreation Center to Benchmark Road from 6 a.m. until noon. Riders will leave Town via Lake Street, Riverfront Lane, Avon Lane, and east on Highway six. There will be no road closures.
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Topics: Vail, road biking

9 fun for all summer activities in Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 18, 2017 11:26:38 PM

Beaver Creek’s array of summer activities and events provides fun for all ages and all ability levels, on and off the mountain. With 50 miles of mountain bike and 62 miles of hiking trails, 4x4 tours, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, famous rodeos, live music, fine dining, culinary and wine festivals, summer in the Rocky Mountains is as restorative as it is invigorating.

Kids' Activities
The Kids’ Action Pass offers a variety of close-by recreation on Beaver Creek’s expansive lawn – such as the Bungee Trampoline, Ropes Course, Gem Panning, Climbing Wall, and Miniature Golf.

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Topics: Beaver Creek

Renowned instructor Kathryn Budig to host Yoga classes in Vail June 9-10

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 4, 2017 11:06:13 PM
Kathryn Budig will be hosting classes in Vail June 9-10, 2017, as part of the annual GoPro Mountain Games. 
Budig  is a yoga teacher, author, and founder of both Aim True  and Poses for Paws. Her playful mixture of challenging poses and  her  lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. Kathryn  shares  her zest for life, yoga, and food as the yoga expert for  Women s Health , and  with her writings for the  Huffington Post Yoga Journal , Gaiam, the Daily  Love, Yahoo Health, and MindBodyGreen. She has graced the covers of  Yoga Journal Yoga International , and  Om Yoga , and has been featured in  Forbes , the  Wall Street Journal , and the  New York Times . She also serves as  the brand representative for the Under Armour studio line and is part of  their IWILLWHATIWANT campaign. Kathryn has authored  The Women 7 of  17  Health Big Book of Yoga  and  Aim True.
Budig will host an upbeat class on Friday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and a mellow class on Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The classes will take place at Ford Park in Vail, which has been dubbed the Zen Zone for the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games. 
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Topics: Vail, Summer, yoga

Gondola One now open for summer at Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 4, 2017 10:32:31 PM

Vail Mountain opened for summer operations on Friday, June 2, 2017 with access to Gondola One out of Vail Village during the weekend. Operations will expand to daily mountain access via Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead Village on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Topics: Vail, Summer, Family

Our Top 5 Can't Miss Events at the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games

Posted by Jessica Milloy on May 23, 2017 10:35:24 AM

The GoPro games are a much-anticipated event here in Vail, signalling the end of mud season and the beginning of a fun-filled Vail Summer. There's no better way to kick off a season of fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, slacklining, and more than watching the best of the best compete all around the village in a fun and festive atmosphere. The games also offer a plethora of events outside the competition, so there's something to do day or night. Here are our top 5 favorite events at this year's games to keep you psyched for the Summer.

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Topics: Vail, Summer, Vail Activity Guide, things to do in vail co

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