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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

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 Film Festival returns this weekend

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 26, 2017 11:45:50 PM
As the end of the ski season is approaching Vail is getting ready to host one of the most anticipated events of the spring - the Vail Film Festival. This year the festival celebrates women in film.   Among the celebrities coming to town are  two of Hollywood's leading female filmmakers and actors Julie Delpy and Christina Ricci.  As a tribute to her outstanding achievement in film, both in front of and behind the camera  actor, writer, director, and two-time Oscar nominee  Julie Delpy  will be presented with the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award. Golden Globe®, SAG®, and Emmy® nominee Christina Ricci will be honored with the 2017 Vail Film Festival Renegade Award for her great contributions to the film industry.  The 2017 Film Festival will screen an impressive array of 51 films, including narrative and documentary feature films as well as short and student films. A list with the titles included in each category is included below and the schedule of events for each day can be found here.
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Topics: ski, Vail Activity Guide, events, snowboard

Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam to play Spring Back to Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 26, 2017 11:36:16 PM
Springtime at Vail Mountain is upon us. With the bluebird days, warm temperatures, and soft snow brings one of Vail’s many premiere events, Spring Back to Vail. The event takes place April 14-16 and features a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and much more.

“Spring in Vail is one of the best times of the season. The snow is soft, the sun is out, and there are so many exciting events happening,” said Phil Metz, director of marketing for Vail and Beaver Creek. “Vail is excited to celebrate the close of another incredible winter season.”

On Saturday, April 15th, the 123GO! Project will headline the Spring Back to Vail celebration at Ford Park with a free concert event presented by Bud Light. The venue will open at 5:30PM with music starting at 6:00PM.

The 123GO! Project started in 2011 during the Sundance Film Festival where Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam were working together on the sound track for the film Horrible Bosses. Stefan and Mike called their friend Brett Scallions, lead singer from FUEL, who quickly joined them and brought in heavy hitting drummer Kenneth Schalk to round out the band.

Spring Back to Vail will mark the first free outdoor performance for the 123GO! Project. Dave Matthews Band is taking 2017 off from touring and Mike McCready and Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7th. To celebrate all of this fun energy the band is working with partners JBL Professional and Martin Lighting to use the latest technology to help craft a great concert experience in Vail.

Toronto-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet MAGIC! is Nasri Atweh (lead vocals), Mark Pelli (guitar), Ben Spivak (bass), and Alex Tanas (drums). In 2014, MAGIC! scored the song of the summer with their debut single “Rude” — a buoyant reggae-pop tune that held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. This week MAGIC! released 2017’s song of the summer, Girl At Coachella with Matoma ft. D.R.A.M.

Saturday’s Spring Back to Vail concert is free and will take place at Ford Park. Visit www.SpringBackToVail.com for more details.

The schedule of activities for Spring Back to Vail 2017 will once again include the sponsor expo village at the base of Gondola One in Mountain Plaza, April 14-15, and at the base of Golden Peak, April 16.

The Spring tradition of donning costumes and skimming across icy water holds strong as participants will ski themselves off a snow jump in the hopes of coming out on the other side in the 15th Annual World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, April 16. The top male and female in the contest will each be awarded the grand prize of a 2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis. The spectacle defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of highly-skilled judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance. The contest gets underway at 3:00 p.m. and the Golden Peak venue opens at 12:00 p.m. for sponsor expos and giveaways. Check out the variety of lodging deals and register for the event at, www.SpringBackToVail.com.

Back by popular demand, the second annual Bud Light Bags Tournament will kick off at Mid-Vail on Saturday alongside of the Tikis and Tunes Luau. The fun begins at high noon and includes a pig roast, drink specials, live music, bags, giveaways, and more. Registration will be available at, www.SpringBackToVail.com.

Spring Back to Vail also welcomes back the ‘Triple R Rewards,’ where guests and locals alike can enjoy special deals from participating restaurant, retail and relaxation entities throughout the week.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Verizon, Helly Hansen, Vibram and Town of Vail, and brought to you in part by Nature Valley, Audi, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail, Colorado Mountain Express, Antlers at Vail and Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort.

Vail’s closing day for the 2016-17 season is Sunday, April 23.
 
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Topics: Family, snowboarding, Vail Activity Guide, 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

Vail Activity Guide: How to Travel Like a Local

Posted by Polina LaConte on Oct 14, 2016 5:00:58 PM

Vail is considered the ultimate destination for the winter traveler, but with so many people visiting the town in the coming months, you’re probably looking for a way to avoid the crowds. Our industry experts have many years of experience researching Vail and its activity options. Most vacationers visit Vail for the world-class ski areas and exciting hiking terrain, but you’ll find a variety of year-round activities. We’ll help you travel like a local as we present our Vail activity guide and show you the ways to avoid the crowds while enjoying a memorable Vail trip!

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Topics: Vail Activity Guide

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