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Lindsey Vonn, Vail's most recognizable Olympian

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 17, 2017 10:43:05 PM
Lindsey Vonn has called Vail home since the age of 12, when she moved here from Minnesota with her family to get serious about ski racing. 
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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Skiing, 2018olympics

Check out these 3 great restaurants next time you are in town

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 14, 2017 9:43:36 PM

There are so many great restaurants in the Vail Valley, which makes it really hard to name just one when somebody asks you "where is the best place to eat in town?" To narrow it down, here's three different restaurants  one for breakfast, one for lunch a one for dinner. Enjoy!

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife, familyfriendly, restaurants

Best powder day runs at Vail by level, beginner through expert

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 8, 2017 11:01:24 PM
It's true there's lots of resorts to choose from on the I-70 corridor. What makes Vail stand out? The massive amount of terrain -- over 5,000 acres -- that it boasts. Even on Vail's busiest powder days, beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders can find fresh snow for the entire day due to the sheer size of the resort.
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Topics: Vail, Winter, Skiing, snowboard, powder

We Know Vail Because We Live Here

Posted by Jake Bush on Dec 1, 2017 2:53:43 PM

Our motto is "We know Vail, we live here." That's exactly why booking with us will get you the best results for your upcoming trip to Colorado. When you call us, you'll be talking to someone in the area, who can answer your questions from personal experience on any topic from ski slopes, to food, to hidden trails, and everything in-between.

Here's what really separates VailRentals from other vacation rental sites:

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

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Ski Vacation

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 30, 2017 9:26:18 AM
There's no time more valuable than vacation time, whether you're a powder chaser or in Vail bonding with your family, taking advantage of various services offered in the area can save precious hours on your vacation.
 
 
Transporting your luggage
With the cost of checking luggage these days, why check at all? If you're skiing or snowboarding the Vail area a company called  SkiPods will offer luggage pickup from your home and drop off at your destination with reasonable pricing 
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, traveling with kids

5 Off the Ski Slopes Activities to Enjoy with the Kids

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 25, 2017 1:44:01 PM
There is no better day than a day spent on the mountain with the whole family. But little legs tire easy, so to keep spirits high and make the most of your family vacation plan a day or two off the slopes. With all the winter activities around Vail and Beaver Creek, do not be surprised
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Arts, Vail Activity Guide, snowmobiling, winteractivities, familyfriendly, dogsledding, tubing, ice skating, horse sleigh rides

See the Solar Eclipse Viewing from Vail and Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 11, 2017 12:48:32 PM

For the first time in 26 years, a solar eclipse will pass over Vail and Beaver Creek on August 21, 2017. According to Eclipse2017.org, Vail will see 92% of the solar eclipse from 10:21 AM to 1:11 PM, creating a once in a lifetime adventure in the mountains. The solar eclipse is the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since 1776.

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Topics: Vail, Family, hike

Improvements coming to Beaver Creek and Vail Mountains

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 7, 2017 9:34:22 PM
It is only the beginning of August but we are already starting to think about the next ski season. (Assuming that some of us have actually stopped dreaming about fresh powder.) Even though it might be a bit too early to take your ski gear out of the closet just yet it is the right time for the mountain crews to be working on the lift improvements across various Vail Resorts properties. Here is a quick update of what to expect this winter season on both Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing

Vail Valley to host prestigious amateur cycling event Haute Route Rockies

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 18, 2017 11:41:36 PM

Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies, will be in Avon June 26th, 27th and 28th. The Haute Route is a global series of stage races for amateurs. Whether it is in the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Pyrenees or Italian Dolomites, these are the highest, toughest and most prestigious amateur cycling events in the world.  Colorado is proud to host the inaugural seven-stage race featuring an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs, offering committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of unprecedented in US amateur cycling.  

JUNE 26THAvon will welcome riders June 26th as they complete a 95 mile ride from Winter Park, winding from Wolcott east through Edwards and Avon, finishing in Harry A. Nottingham Park. The park will be abuzz from 5:00  to 8:00 p.m. with festivities, live music, vendor village, and food and drink available for purchase. 

  • The acclaimed Austin Bike Zoo will begin to construct zoo animals, which are larger than life creatures, assembled on bicycles. The ever-growing menagerie of giant, playful, interactive, hand-build creatures include an 80-foot rattlesnake, a flurry of giant butterflies, a fanciful owl, majestic bald eagle and a bicycle carousel that can carry a dozen people at once! The zoo animals lead a parade on the Nottingham Park paths beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the impromptu parade!
  • A Bike Rodeo and Safety with a Cop, sponsored by Sun & Ski and the Avon Police Department, will be featured for children of all ages, from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m.   
  • Live music will take place on the Performance Pavilion with Rewind Colorado performing.
  • Food by Marc will be providing wine and beer as well as delicious food options!

JUNE 27THOn Tuesday, June 27th, the Individual Time Trial will begin, with athletes leaving the park starting area, in timed intervals beginning at 9:00 a.m. The community is invited to cheer the riders out to Traer Creek Plaza and back onto Swift Gulch Road.
 
After a rolling first four miles, riders will turn onto Buck Creek Road and climb up to Mountain Star before heading west to the finish at the top of Wildridge. Riders may take their time descending back to Nottingham Park to join the Avon community with live music, vendors and activities.  The Route map can be found at: https://www.strava.com/routes/7198785.    Lake Street will be closed, but all other streets will remain open, with diversions at some roundabouts.  See the traffic information below.  
 
The fun continues in Nottingham Park from 5:00 to 8:00 pm., with First Chair performing at the Pavilion, Food by Marc providing wine and beer and more delicious food options. 

 
AUSTIN BIKE ZOO WILL BE LEADING THE PARADE
THESE BEAUTIFUL ZOO ANIMALS WILL BE BUILT IN NOTTINGHAM PARK & AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC RIDES
 

June 26thSpectators may rise early and cheer on the cyclists as they leave Avon at 6:00 a.m., for a 102 mile journey over Battle Mountain, Tennessee, and Independence passes to Snowmass Village.

The first ever week of Haute Route riding in North America features a total of 507 miles of riding in the spectacular setting of the Rocky Mountains and 49,260 feet of climbing. The event kicks off on June 24, 2017 from Boulder, Colorado and finishes on June 30 in Colorado Springs.  Three hundred fifty riders are expected to be riding in the race.

 
Traffic Information
Monday, June 26 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from the entrance to the Avon Recreation Center to Benchmark Road all day.
Tuesday, June 27 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from Mikaela Way to Benchmark Road until 3 p.m. Cyclists will leave Nottingham Park, heading north on Lake Street, and turning right onto West Beaver Creek Boulevard.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m., all southbound traffic at Avon Road roundabout 3 will be diverted west onto West Beaver Creek Blvd and eastbound traffic will be diverted south to Avon Road roundabout 4. Northbound traffic at Avon Road roundabout 4 will be diverted east or west on Highway 6.
  • Cyclists will travel east on East Beaver Creek Boulevard to Traer Creek. Northbound traffic on Post Road roundabout 4 will be diverted east onto Yoder Avenue and Fawcett Road. Southbound traffic will be diverted west onto East Beaver Creek Boulevard.
  • Riders will travel northbound on Post Road to Swift Gulch Road, before turning right on Nottingham Road. Traffic control personnel will help direct cars on Nottingham Road. There will be no road closures on Swift Gulch Road, Nottingham Road, or Buck Creek Road.
Wednesday, June 28 th
  • Lake Street will be closed from the entrance to the Avon Recreation Center to Benchmark Road from 6 a.m. until noon. Riders will leave Town via Lake Street, Riverfront Lane, Avon Lane, and east on Highway six. There will be no road closures.
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Topics: Vail, road biking

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

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