This week, a decorated group of Paralympians will head to Vail to support the Adaptive Spirit 22nd Annual Event.
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.
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 http://www.vail.com/
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 www.vail.com/bistrofourteen < ht
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.