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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

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

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

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 Eclipse2017.org, 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

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

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

Vail Mountain Announces Kids Ride Free Gondola Rides

Posted by Polina LaConte on Apr 21, 2017 12:00:34 AM
• All kids ride the gondola free with an adult purchase
• At top of gondola families can enjoy zipline, mountain coaster, and new this summer a 36-foot climbing wall
• Resort now offers guests a-la-carte on-mountain activity options and online purchasing
 
New this summer, all kids can ride the Vail Mountain gondola free with the purchase of an adult ticket, allowing children 12-and-under to experience panoramic views of the Vail Valley and the legendary Gore Mountain Range through a scenic gondola ride. For each paying adult, one child, 12-and-under, will be given a complimentary ticket to access the mountain, where adventure awaits.

Once at the top of Vail Mountain, guests can purchase a ticket or a day pass to experience Vail’s signature summer experience - Epic Discovery. With one-of-a-kind thrill activities that include an alpine coaster, a three-hour-long zipline tour and interactive nature experiences, Epic Discovery is the ultimate summer playground for families.
 
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to families so that more children can explore our national forests on Vail Mountain this summer,” said Doug Lovell, chief operating officer at Vail Mountain. “A key component of the launch of Epic Discovery last summer was the addition of our educational elements, such as the story stakes and animal abilities, on our hiking trails. We hope that families are able to really immerse themselves in nature and the wonder of summer at Vail.”
 
Also debuting at Vail this summer is a new 36-foot-high permanent rock climbing wall, the second-tallest, permanent outdoor climbing wall in Colorado. Guests can choose between 18 routes of varying difficulties to reach the top. The new rock climbing wall is the latest summer activity offered as part of Epic Discovery, which debuted in summer 2016 and includes activities such as an alpine coaster, ropes courses, ziplines, tubing, educational nature hikes and more. Epic Discovery connects both kids and adults with the national forests in an active, fun and engaging way, offering guests a unique opportunity to try new outdoor activities, challenge themselves physically, discover an appreciation for nature and create lasting family memories.
 
For ease of purchase, guests now have the ability to select summer products online, which includes the introduction of individual activity tickets. This effort provides guests with the flexibility and choice between unlimited access through pass products, or the option to try specific activities at an independent activity cost.
 
From an all-day unlimited Adventure Pass, which provides unlimited access to Epic Discovery activities such as the Forest Flyer alpine coaster, summer tubing, the climbing wall and more, to a-la-carte options, such as one ride on the Forest Flyer alpine coaster, guests have an array of options to fit their family’s needs. For specific product info, visit www.vail.com .
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Topics: Vail, Summer, Family, Outdoor Activity

Vail Mountain Celebrates End of Winter with Spring Back to Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Apr 9, 2017 11:28:25 PM

Vail’s closing day for the 2016-17 season is Sunday, April 23, and the resort is preparing to say goodbye to winter with the annual Spring Back to Vail celebration. The event takes place April 14-16 and features a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and much more.

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Topics: Vail, Family, Music, snowboarding, Skiing, events

Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam to play Spring Back to Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 26, 2017 11:36:16 PM
Springtime at Vail Mountain is upon us. With the bluebird days, warm temperatures, and soft snow brings one of Vail’s many premiere events, Spring Back to Vail. The event takes place April 14-16 and features a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and much more.

“Spring in Vail is one of the best times of the season. The snow is soft, the sun is out, and there are so many exciting events happening,” said Phil Metz, director of marketing for Vail and Beaver Creek. “Vail is excited to celebrate the close of another incredible winter season.”

On Saturday, April 15th, the 123GO! Project will headline the Spring Back to Vail celebration at Ford Park with a free concert event presented by Bud Light. The venue will open at 5:30PM with music starting at 6:00PM.

The 123GO! Project started in 2011 during the Sundance Film Festival where Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam were working together on the sound track for the film Horrible Bosses. Stefan and Mike called their friend Brett Scallions, lead singer from FUEL, who quickly joined them and brought in heavy hitting drummer Kenneth Schalk to round out the band.

Spring Back to Vail will mark the first free outdoor performance for the 123GO! Project. Dave Matthews Band is taking 2017 off from touring and Mike McCready and Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7th. To celebrate all of this fun energy the band is working with partners JBL Professional and Martin Lighting to use the latest technology to help craft a great concert experience in Vail.

Toronto-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet MAGIC! is Nasri Atweh (lead vocals), Mark Pelli (guitar), Ben Spivak (bass), and Alex Tanas (drums). In 2014, MAGIC! scored the song of the summer with their debut single “Rude” — a buoyant reggae-pop tune that held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. This week MAGIC! released 2017’s song of the summer, Girl At Coachella with Matoma ft. D.R.A.M.

Saturday’s Spring Back to Vail concert is free and will take place at Ford Park. Visit www.SpringBackToVail.com for more details.

The schedule of activities for Spring Back to Vail 2017 will once again include the sponsor expo village at the base of Gondola One in Mountain Plaza, April 14-15, and at the base of Golden Peak, April 16.

The Spring tradition of donning costumes and skimming across icy water holds strong as participants will ski themselves off a snow jump in the hopes of coming out on the other side in the 15th Annual World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, April 16. The top male and female in the contest will each be awarded the grand prize of a 2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis. The spectacle defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of highly-skilled judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance. The contest gets underway at 3:00 p.m. and the Golden Peak venue opens at 12:00 p.m. for sponsor expos and giveaways. Check out the variety of lodging deals and register for the event at, www.SpringBackToVail.com.

Back by popular demand, the second annual Bud Light Bags Tournament will kick off at Mid-Vail on Saturday alongside of the Tikis and Tunes Luau. The fun begins at high noon and includes a pig roast, drink specials, live music, bags, giveaways, and more. Registration will be available at, www.SpringBackToVail.com.

Spring Back to Vail also welcomes back the ‘Triple R Rewards,’ where guests and locals alike can enjoy special deals from participating restaurant, retail and relaxation entities throughout the week.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Verizon, Helly Hansen, Vibram and Town of Vail, and brought to you in part by Nature Valley, Audi, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail, Colorado Mountain Express, Antlers at Vail and Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort.

Vail’s closing day for the 2016-17 season is Sunday, April 23.
 
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Topics: Family, snowboarding, Vail Activity Guide, Skiing, events

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