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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Forbes.com, 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.