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Top 6 Spring Events in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 7, 2017 2:23:43 PM
It has been an amazing winter! Even though half of  the ski season is already behind us there are plenty of exciting events still to happen in Vail. Here is a list of the 6 most fun events this spring:
Carnivail – Feb. 25-26
Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun when CarniVail returns to Vail this February. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary crawfish boil to live music and après parties galore. CarniVail is certain to be the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration at 8,150’.
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Topics: Vail, Music, ski, food, events

3 perfect ways to spend a girls weekend in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Sep 21, 2016 8:17:02 AM

There are many great activities coming up for a girls trip to Vail, and over the next few weekends you won't want to miss these amazing local activities to partake in for a memorable trip to the Vail Valley with friends. Here's a quick look at Vail's upcoming event calendar.

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Topics: Vail, food

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

Game Creek Bowl has had an awesome summer

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 25, 2016 10:10:16 PM

If you haven't been to Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain yet this summer, you have to check it out. The west-facing ski area is popular in the winter for its runs Lost Boy and Dealer's Choice, which offer stunning views of the Eagle River Valley. But this summer the Game Creek Bowl area of Vail Mountain has been activated especially well as the resort has added a zipline adventure through the bowl, and started offering open air chairlift rides on the Game Creek Express as part of the new Epic Discovery experience.

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Topics: Vail, Summer, food

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

Taste of Vail rated among the nation's top food and wine festivals by, USA Today and The Travel Channel; arrives March 30

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 21, 2016 11:45:18 PM

The Taste of Vail arrives March 30, bringing with it some of the best flavors available on the mountain and beyond. The Taste of Vail has been rated among the nation's top food and wine festivals by, USA Today and The Travel Channel. A variety of events keeps the party jumping through April 3, but to experience a slice of the whole event we would recommend a Signature Four Pass. A Signature Four Pass grants you entrance to the four signature events: Debut of Rosé, The American Lamb Cook-off, the Mountain Top Tasting and the Grand Tasting. Here's the descriptions of those events from the Taste of Vail website.

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Topics: Vail, food

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