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Polina LaConte

Originally from the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria, Polina traveled Europe and America before settling on Vail in 2008. She enjoyed the town's many cultural offerings and opportunities for fine dining, but the abundant powder days and large trail network prompted her most to stay. That, and the half gigabit speed broadband service. Not bad for a small village!

Recent Posts

4 Great Restaurants for New Year’s Eve Dinner in Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 27, 2017 6:14:45 PM
A lot of the restaurants around Beaver Creek are offering dinner specials for New Year’s Eve. From low key candle-lit dinners to Dj dance parties, the world class ski resort has something for everybody. Here is our list of the top 4 places for new Year's Eve dinner in Beaver Creek. 
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Topics: Beaver Creek, Dining & Nightlife, newyears

5 of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 24, 2017 12:03:28 AM

For a fun family-friendly celebration check out the Casino Royal New Year’s Eve party in the Sebastian. With sumptuous food stations, lavish cocktails and dancing and entertainment provided by Violinist Maestro Hughes, it promises to be one of the best parties in town. The kids are also welcome and are sure to have fun with special entertainment and activities. Of course there will be a midnight Champagne toast and ball drop sponsored by Perrier-Jouët, as well as party favors, prizes, giveaways and a very special hangover prevention station.

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Topics: Vail, Family, party, holidayevents

Best Aprè-ski Spots in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 23, 2017 2:38:05 AM

What makes a good ski resort great? Is it the slopes or is it the aprè-ski scene? It is hard to say, but one thing is for sure, in Vail you can find a great variety of both.  Whether your idea of apès is sitting on a sunny deck with a pitcher of beer, dancing your ski pants off, or lounging with a novelty cocktail in your hand, Vail has a place for you.

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife, apres ski

Lindsey Vonn, Vail's most recognizable Olympian

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 17, 2017 10:43:05 PM
Lindsey Vonn has called Vail home since the age of 12, when she moved here from Minnesota with her family to get serious about ski racing. 
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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Skiing, 2018olympics

4 Best Holiday Activities Around Beaver Creek for the Kids

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 16, 2017 5:57:56 PM

There are a few places in the world that make the holiday season as magical as Beaver Creek Resort. During the holidays there is so much fun to be had both on the mountain and in the village of Beaver Creek for guests of all ages.

 Winterfest is the ultimate family holiday celebration in Beaver Creek. It starts a on December 16th and goes on until January the 6th. Some of the fun activities include WinterFest characters on the Plaza, kids Winter Wonder Parade, live ice carving demonstration, the original Dickens Carolers, WinterFest storytime, penguin Palooza Dance party, Beaver Creek figure skating show, Wazoo the Winter Wizard – magic & comedy and much more.  See the full schedule here.

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Topics: Family, Beaver Creek, Winter, holidays

Check out these 3 great restaurants next time you are in town

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 14, 2017 9:43:36 PM

There are so many great restaurants in the Vail Valley, which makes it really hard to name just one when somebody asks you "where is the best place to eat in town?" To narrow it down, here's three different restaurants  one for breakfast, one for lunch a one for dinner. Enjoy!

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife, familyfriendly, restaurants

Best powder day runs at Vail by level, beginner through expert

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 8, 2017 11:01:24 PM
It's true there's lots of resorts to choose from on the I-70 corridor. What makes Vail stand out? The massive amount of terrain -- over 5,000 acres -- that it boasts. Even on Vail's busiest powder days, beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders can find fresh snow for the entire day due to the sheer size of the resort.
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Topics: Vail, Winter, Skiing, snowboard, powder

Snow Days, Vail Holidays and much more..

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 7, 2017 12:13:17 PM
It is early December and Vail is bursting with events.There is something to do for everybody — from guided snowshoe tours to aprés parties and anything in between. With Vail Snow Days and the early holiday events, so much is happening in the next two weeks. To make sure you do not miss anything we give you a list of our favorite pre-holiday events in town.
  
Free Mountaintop Yoga - December 8   
Come to the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola for a free Mountaintop Yoga Class. There is no better way of starting the day than a good stretch while breathing crisp mountain air. The gondola starts uploading at 9am and the class begins at 9:30am. It is about an hour long and free for participants but lift tickets are not included.
Santa's Workshop 
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Topics: Family, Winter, lifestyle, festival, winter activities

A 90-year-old skier's advice on how to make the best of your first ski trip

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 5, 2017 8:15:39 AM
If you're coming to Vail for the first time, you may want to take advice from those who have been skiing here for years. 
One example to follow might be that of Harvey Simpson. The Vail skier is 90 years old, and at 80 years old, he decided he needed to get better at skiing. How did he do this?
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Topics: Winter, Skiing, ski vacation, ski lessons

Birds of Prey World Cup Marks the Begining of Winter

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 2, 2017 11:21:48 AM
Even though Beaver Creek Mountain opened for skiers and snowboarders last week, everybody knows that the season does not really start until Birds of Prey World Cup races hit town. As of today the races are underway, the lifts are running and the après-ski parties are in full swing.
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Topics: Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, ski racing

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