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Upcoming Shows at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 19, 2018 11:28:45 PM

There is no better way to end your day in Beaver Creek than catching a show at the Vilar Performing Art Center. The intimate venue hosts world renown artists year-round with something in the calendar for everyone - from shows for the entire family, to classical music, comedian acts, ballet and anything in between. 
February 23 - The Alternate Routes
The Alternate Routes first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their breakthrough album Good and Reckless and True. They released several albums on Vanguard Records and on their own, toured extensively, and relentlessly refined their craft. They have collaborated with such seemingly disparate artists as singer-songwriter Patti Griffin, director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), and guitarist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket. They’ve performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and have been repeat guests on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.”
February 24 - T.J. MILLER 
T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world. You may recognize his face from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy.
February 27 - One Night of Queen by Gary Mullen
One Night of Queen by Gary Mullen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences.

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Topics: Beaver Creek, familyfriendly, date night, VPAC

6 Best Decks on Vail Mountain

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 18, 2018 10:18:52 PM

The spring is approaching, the ski days are getting longer and sunnier and there is nothing better than enjoying your lunch outside, warming up in the sun. Vail Mountain has an abundance of great decks and seating areas inviting you to take and enjoy the amazing views. There is a perfect spot on the mountain for everybody, whether you are looking for the party or just want to relax and take in the crisp are. Below is our list of some of the must visit mountain decks.
Hawk’s Nest is tucked in near the top of High Noon Express Lift(#5), it is somewhat more secluded and offers unbeatable views to Blue Sky basin and the Mountain of the Holy Cross. A bonus to the views is the gas grill open to the public. So grab your buns and brats, take a few runs to work up an appetite and enjoy Hawk’s Nest deck but be advised that this place might get busy around lunch time on a sunny day.

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Topics: Vail, Family, Skiing

Beaver Creek has reported 17 inches of new snow in the past week

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 14, 2018 10:58:50 PM

Beaver Creek Resort, with its western slope location, has recorded 17 inches of new snow in the past week, and now has skiing and snowboarding available on 134 trails across 1,431 acres of terrain served by all 22 lifts.

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, snow, Music, powder, nightlife, date night

5 Vail sports bars to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 10, 2018 11:15:36 PM

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games have started and everybody is excited to see how our favorite athletes perform. Here in the mountain, where winter sports are our favorite pastime activity, we are a little bit more excited than everybody else and you can feel that spirit if you go in any sports bar in town. If you are looking for the best place to watch the Games the Vail Valley has a lot to offer — from fancy cocktails and gourmet apps to wooden tables and local beer; check the list below to find the perfect sports bar for you.

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Topics: Vail, winter olympics, drinks

Powder Conditions in Beaver Creek 

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 6, 2018 10:31:00 PM

The storm from Monday , Feb5 and Tuesday Feb6 produced about a foot of fresh snow, making conditions in  Beaver Creek perfect. The mountain has skiing and snowboarding available on 131 trails across 1,415 acres of terrain served by all 22 lifts. Enjoy the powder day photos and make sure to book your trip soon as we have more snow in the forecast. 

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Topics: Beaver Creek, Skiing, snowmobiling, powderday

Burton US Open brings best in snowboarding to Vail March 5-10

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 5, 2018 9:35:37 PM

Burton Snowboards announces the return of the 36th annual U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships to Vail Mountain March 5-10, 2018. As the final event of the competitive snowboarding season, following the excitement of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, the Burton U.S. Open is positioned to showcase the world's top athletes and most progressive riders, including 2018 Olympians, competing at the top of their game in perfectly sculpted slopestyle and halfpipe venues.

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Topics: Vail, snowboarding, events

5 must-visit shops for Valentine's Day gifts in Vail 

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 3, 2018 1:26:25 PM

With its blend of snow sports enthusiasts and world travelers, Vail has developed a unique shopping scene - quirky stores selling Colorado socks next to fashion boutiques offering runway designer labels and galleries showing world renowned art. So to find the perfect gift, all you need to do is take a short walk through the cobblestone streets of Vail and enjoy the quaint shopping experience. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, definitely visit these 6 stores to find the most unique presents for your loved ones.

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Topics: Vail, shopping

Notable locals: Sarah Schleper to ski in 5th Olymipcs

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 1, 2018 9:54:37 PM

Vail local Sarah Schleper will ski in her fifth Olympics this year. The giant slalom specialist has been cleared to compete in Pyeongchang for the Mexican ski team, which she herself is trying to bring more notoriety to. Schleper works with Mexican kids to bring them to snow and teach them the sport of ski racing, and some of those kids - especially the ones who spend a lot of time at the internationally renowned training grounds at Golden Peak - have begun to show promise in recent years. Schleper hopes to clear the way for those kids to compete at the highest level by showing Mexico it can be done this year at the Winter Olympics. 

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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, 2018olympics, winter olympics

Telluride is Now EPIC! Vail Resorts and Telluride Announce New Alliance

Posted by Jessica Milloy on Jan 29, 2018 4:13:37 PM

The Season Pass Competition is heating up! Vail Resorts has some exciting news for Telluride Season Pass Holders, TSG Club Members and Epic Pass holders alike. Starting next season, Telluride is partnering with the Vail Resorts to offer 50% off lift tickets at Vail Resorts-owned mountains to Telluride pass holders, while top-tier Epic Pass holders will be able to ski up to 7 days included at Telluride with 50% off lift tickets after 7 days is reached. Telluride is a bucket list destination for many skiers, and with a week available there, Epic Pass holders will have another truly EPIC destination to add to their must-ski list for the 2018-2019 season.

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Topics: Vail, Telluride, Skiing in Telluride, season pass

Snow continuing to fall throughout January 2018 in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 28, 2018 9:53:20 PM

With snow falling throughout January, Vail Mountain significantly expanded its 

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