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Biggest event in U.S. for Winter Paralympic Team hits Vail this week

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 26, 2017 11:22:48 PM

This week, a decorated group of Paralympians will head to Vail to support the Adaptive Spirit 22nd Annual Event.

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Topics: Family, snowboarding, Skiing, events

Check out the Vail Golf Club remodel at the Shamrock Shuffle

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 17, 2017 3:28:07 AM

Have you seen the new $11M renovation at the Vail Golf Club? Your chance to check it out is at the Vail Recreation District's sixth annual Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle 10K, 5K and kids 1K fun run, in celebration of all things green on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Taking place on the Vail Nordic Center trails, the event includes race categories for showshoes and Yaktrax, as well as a non-prize-eligible running shoe category. The race will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 from the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse and will be followed immediately by a lively post-race party in the new Gore Range Room at the clubhouse. Participants and spectators of the Shamrock Shuffle are advised to park on the south end of the Nordic Center lot.

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Topics: Family, Vail Activity Guide

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Vail's new Forest Flyer roller coaster will open for winter operations

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 22, 2017 11:45:09 PM
The Forest Flyer will open for a select number of winter operations days on Vail Mountain. Experience 3,400 feet of thrill and excitement as you cruise down Vail Mountain with stunning views of the Gore Range. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22, Vail Mountain will operate the Forest Flyer alpine coaster at Adventure Ridge. The Forest Flyer will be operate from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. from Wednesday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 25 .

A Scenic Gondola Ride Ticket is required if you are planning to visit Adventure Ridge during regular mountain operations and do not have already have an Epic Pass or Lift Ticket. The Eagle Bahn Gondola is free after 3:30pm .

Variable weather conditions this time of year can hinder coaster operations.

For more information on activities at Adventure Ridge, visit

Want to re-fuel in between activities? Named after the view of the fourteen thousand foot Mount of the Holy Cross, Bistro Fourteen offers casual, sit-down dining with a full bar at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Perfect for lunch, après, or a post-Adventure Ridge appetite, Bistro Fourteen's variety of menu items has something for the whole family, including a full $10 kid’s menu.

For more information on Bistro Fourteen and special offers, visit < >
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Topics: Vail, Family

5 tips for vacationing with children in Vail stress free

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 16, 2017 10:41:24 PM
Vail is a great place to come vacation with your family, skiing is a bonding family experience and its great to start early, but traveling with kids everything can get stressful from the long flights, change in time zones and kids getting more worn out from skiing. 
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Topics: Vail, Family

It's Oktoberfest time in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Sep 12, 2016 7:54:43 AM

Of the many American adaptations of the German Oktoberfest celebration, not many can claim they were started by a true Bavarian who still attends to this day. But that is the case in Vail, as our very own Helmut Fricker - who also started the now-enormous Denver Oktoberfest - attends Vail's celebrations every year, playing the accordion in his German polka band and even showing guests how to blow the alpenhorn.

Helmut grew up in the Black Forest region of Germany, and his touch no doubt led to

USA Today calling the relatively small Vail Oktoberfest one of the 10 greatest in the nation in 2010, as the world celebrated 200 years of Bavarian Prince Ludwig's annual party.

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Topics: Vail, Family, food

World Fly Fishing Championships in Vail packed with side events for the whole family

Posted by Polina LaConte on Sep 7, 2016 8:41:00 AM

The Fly Fishing World Championships will involve much more than anglers catching and releasing fish all day, and the first spectator side event to witness will be on Sunday, Sept. 11, with the flag parade.

While Gore Creek won't be a competition venue in the event, it will be honored by each of the 30 nations competing during the flag parade on Gore Creek during the opening ceremony. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Gore Creek in the Lionshead area of Vail.

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Topics: Vail, Family, art, fishing

VIDEO: 1-year-old hiker and Vail's 3 new hiking trails which are perfect for kids

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 28, 2016 10:22:44 PM

Vail Mountain has added a few new hiking trails to the mountain which are perfect for kids. 

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Topics: Vail, Summer, Family, Video, hiking

Gourmet on Gore is one of Vail's must-do events

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 13, 2016 10:31:13 PM

The core of Vail Village is transformed by Gourmet on Gore, and you too will be transformed - transformed into even more of a foodie than you already are. 

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Topics: Vail, Family, food

The definition of fun – Kids Adventure Games

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jul 23, 2016 10:10:37 PM

If you want to know the definition of fun, check out the Kids Adventure Games in Vail Aug. 10-14. Children ages 6 to 14 will race and navigate an adventure course throughout the village and on the mountain with biking, tubing on the creek, running, mud pits, low ropes course, zip lines, a giant Slope N' Slide and more.

The Kids Adventure Games originated in Vail seven years ago and now features eight races across the nation with Toyota as the presenting sponsor.

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Topics: Vail, Family, Outdoor Activity

Epic Discovery theme park debuts on Vail Mountain

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jul 9, 2016 8:33:01 PM

Vail Mountain unveiled its new Epic Discovery summer mountain experience last week, featuring a 7-zipline canopy tour through Game Creek Bowl, as well as an alpine coaster at the top of the mountain.

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Topics: Vail, Family, Outdoor Activity, zipline, hiking

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