Spring in the mountains is magical with plenty of sunshine, powder and great activities for the whole family. Mark your calendar and make sure you don't miss on any of the fun happenings in Beaver Creek.
The days are getting longer, the sun is out and there's no better way to get some exercise than a snowshoe trek. Below are some of our favorite snowshoe hikes.
The temperatures are cold and it has been snowing on and off in Vail for a week but it is the end of February and there is no denying that spring is coming. Spring Back to Vail -- the ultimate celebration of the ski season ending, is scheduled to return to Vail for two weekends of endless fun this year. The first weekend will kick off on Saturday, March 31 with a live concert at Solaris presented by Bud Light. The World Pond Skimming Championships will commence on Sunday, April 15 for the second weekend of celebration with on-mountain and après events as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.