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Valentine's Day in the mountains is like no other Valentine's Day experience ...

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 27, 2018 3:13:43 PM

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast so now is the time to plan your perfect evening. Nothing is better than spending time with a loved one in the beauty of the mountains, but of course a day spent in the winter wonderland deserves to end with a romantic dinner. The Vail Valley offers some of the finest dining options and you are guaranteed to find the place that will wow your date. These are our top five spots for a romantic dinner:

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife

Alterra Announces the Ikon Pass, and We Can't Wait!

Posted by Jessica Milloy on Jan 25, 2018 12:49:04 PM

Alterra Mountain Company, the new alliance between Aspen Skiing Company and KSL, is making big waves today with the announcement of it's new season pass for the 2018-2019 Season. With a HUGE lineup of 23 of the best resorts in North America, ski enthusiasts everywhere are daydreaming about an epic season already.

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Topics: Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Snowmass, Utah Ski, colorado, skicolorado, skivacation, season pass, deer valley, jackson hole

Presidents Day Weekend in Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 24, 2018 3:00:50 PM

Beaver Creek is the place to be this Presidents Day Weekend and not only because of the great skiing. The resort is really doing it up this year, throwing an amazing party with activities for the whole family. Check out the schedule below and make sure to visit a few of these great events.

Friday, February 16th:
Start the celebration on Friday afternoon with Magic and Comedy with Uncle Sam at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Village Plaza by the Ice rink. Do not miss the opportunity to take a photo with the PrezFest Characters, who will be on the Plaza between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kids’ Presidential Parade and Storytime begins at 4 p.m. and Teddy Roosevelt will make an appearance at 5 p.m. for a Meet and Greet. End the evening at the Vilar Performing Arts Center with DeVotchKa starting at 7:30 p.m. The little band from Denver has been influencing the rock'n roll scene for more than decade, creating its own, authentic style.

Saturday, February 17th:
Saturday is another event-filled day for Beaver Creek's youngest guests. As the mountain closes for the day and cookies are eaten, the PrezFest fun begins. Beka, The Amazing One Woman Circus show starts at 3:30pm together with PrezFest Characters on the Plaza with another Kids’ Presidential Parade & Storytime scheduled for 4pm and Family Funfest Carnival between 4 and 5:30pm. Closing the kids program with Magic and Comedy with Uncle Sam starting at 5pm.

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Topics: Family, Beaver Creek, festival

6 ski myths debunked 

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 19, 2018 10:04:48 PM

1) Your boots should hurt

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Topics: snowboarding, Skiing, ski myths

Notable locals: 2018 Olympian snowboarder Jake Pates

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 17, 2018 10:50:06 PM

Shaun White led three American snowboarders to the 2018 Olympics on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Aspen-Snowmass with all three clinching Olympic berths. Among them was 19-year-old Jake Pates of Eagle, Colorado, who grew up riding Vail and won Youth Olympic Games gold two years ago.

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Topics: Notable Locals, snowboarding

The Truth about Vail's Snow - it's finally very good! (see video from today!)

Posted by Larry Hoffer on Jan 14, 2018 5:15:03 PM

OK - We finally have excellent snow conditions.  It's been a lean year up until now, but finally the snow gods have come through.  The Back Bowls and Blue Sky basin are open - here's a video from this weekend - with a lot more snow on the way.  If you've not already planned your trip to Vail/Beaver Creek - do it now, as the pent up demand is about to explode.   If watching the video from this weekend doesn't get you excited for skiing - nothing will!

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Topics: back bowls open in vail

New snow prompts Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin opening at Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 13, 2018 12:20:46 AM

The snow just keeps falling at Vail. With 6 inches of snow falling throughout the day on Friday, bringing the seven-day snow total to 21 inches, Vail Mountain will open portions of China Bowl, Tea Cup Bowl and Sun Down Bowl, in addition to portions of terrain in Blue Sky Basin, on Saturday, January 13. Sun Up Bowl is now open for ski and snowboard access. 

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Topics: Vail, powder

Leave Your Worries Behind: Mountain Resort Concierge Provides All-Inclusive Travel Planning

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 11, 2018 9:46:06 PM

Booking a private home and condo comes with many benefits such as privacy, space, and unique features, but you may be worried about missing out on the full service features a hotel offers. No need to fret, a private concierge can take care of everything for you so you can enjoy the best of both worlds! Our favorite in the Valley is Mark at Mountain Resort Concierge.

Mountain Resort Concierge is a lifestyle management company offering one-stop shopping for all your vacation needs with a focus on the secondary home rental market.  Book your accommodations and Mountain Resort Concierge contracts with a variety of third-party vendors to set-up numerous hospitality amenities ranging from restaurant reservations and transportation to concert tickets, ski/bike equipment, and groceries all delivered to your door. 

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Topics: Vail, Outdoor Activity, Indoor Activity, Vail Activity Guide

3 of the best spa experiences in the Vail Valley

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 10, 2018 11:32:20 PM
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Topics: Vail, spa

Notable locals: Ski patroller Chris 'Mongo' Reeder

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 7, 2018 10:27:25 PM

Chris Reeder is a longtime local and ski patrolman who is really well known as a ski patroller on the mountain, but perhaps better known as a whitewater rafter on the local waterways. What is not known about him is the origins of his nickname, Mongo, which was given to him for unknown reasons and stuck. 

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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals

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