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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

Renowned instructor Kathryn Budig to host Yoga classes in Vail June 9-10

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 4, 2017 11:06:13 PM
Kathryn Budig will be hosting classes in Vail June 9-10, 2017, as part of the annual GoPro Mountain Games. 
Budig  is a yoga teacher, author, and founder of both Aim True  and Poses for Paws. Her playful mixture of challenging poses and  her  lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. Kathryn  shares  her zest for life, yoga, and food as the yoga expert for  Women s Health , and  with her writings for the  Huffington Post Yoga Journal , Gaiam, the Daily  Love, Yahoo Health, and MindBodyGreen. She has graced the covers of  Yoga Journal Yoga International , and  Om Yoga , and has been featured in  Forbes , the  Wall Street Journal , and the  New York Times . She also serves as  the brand representative for the Under Armour studio line and is part of  their IWILLWHATIWANT campaign. Kathryn has authored  The Women 7 of  17  Health Big Book of Yoga  and  Aim True.
Budig will host an upbeat class on Friday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and a mellow class on Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The classes will take place at Ford Park in Vail, which has been dubbed the Zen Zone for the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games. 
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Topics: Vail, Summer, yoga

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

Our Top 5 Can't Miss Events at the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games

Posted by Jessica Milloy on May 23, 2017 10:35:24 AM

The GoPro games are a much-anticipated event here in Vail, signalling the end of mud season and the beginning of a fun-filled Vail Summer. There's no better way to kick off a season of fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, slacklining, and more than watching the best of the best compete all around the village in a fun and festive atmosphere. The games also offer a plethora of events outside the competition, so there's something to do day or night. Here are our top 5 favorite events at this year's games to keep you psyched for the Summer.

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Topics: Vail, Summer, Vail Activity Guide, things to do in vail co

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 .
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Topics: Vail, Summer, Family, Outdoor Activity

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

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

Must see recap videos from the GoPro Mountain Games

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 20, 2016 12:26:54 AM
Here's some amazing recap videos from the GoPro Mountain Games, which took place in Vail June 9-12:
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Topics: Vail, Summer, Video, Outdoor Activity

Vail Mountain to offer scenic gondola rides on Friday

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 2, 2016 12:51:07 AM

It's still quite snowy up there, but Vail Mountain will operate Gondola One starting Friday, June 3-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with limited offerings at the Mid-Vail area. The resort will begin daily summer operations on Friday, June 10, and will operate both Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola. On-mountain activities will be limited due to snowmelt and conditions. Hiking and mountain biking trails on Vail Mountain, as well as bike hauls and additional activities, will not be offered opening weekend but will open as soon as conditions permit.

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Topics: Vail, Summer

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