Pursue Your Passion
Visitors to the Vail Valley are a healthy, active bunch! With a love of nature and the great outdoors, Vail Valley guests are looking to challenge themselves and learn new things while on vacation. More than a relaxing spa treatment, wellness in Vail can mean everything from testing yourself at a mountain bike camp to practicing yoga in the crisp mountain air.
Getting away from it all in the Vail Valley doesn't mean doing nothing at all.
The Vail Valley is renowned for unparalleled ski terrain and other "play in the snow" winter activities. Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Mountain both provide a world-class skiing/snowboarding experience but most importantly, a world-class guest experience. It's not enough for us to know you left our destination a better athlete (although we want that too). We want to be assured all guests leave with a unique vacation they'll never forget. You researched us, so we feel we should get to know you. In all ways possible, we customize your vacation to you specific needs. Details matter, you do too.
Things to Do Off the SlopesStreet Beat Concert Series - Vail Village
Rock, Blues, Gospel and FREE!!! Wednesdays host this musical event where tourist and locals alike kick off their ski boots and put on their dancing shoes. Concerts start at 6:00pm at Check Point Charlie in Vail Village.
Thursday Night Lights - Beaver Creek
Glow-stick ski-down with music, followed by fireworks. Level 5 (intermediate) skiers or above can participate. Register by 5:30pm on Thursdays at the Beaver Creek Children's Ski School.
Ice Skating - Avon
Nottingham Lake will be open to the public for ice skating seven days a week weather permitting. Skating is free to anyone who has his or her own skates. Ice skate rentals are available to children and adults at the log cabin. Benches are provided for changing purposes. Rental Fees apply
Gondola after 2 pm - Lionshead
Enjoy the mountain views, on-mountain dinning and various other activities at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. You can ride for free from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, until mid December. Starting mid December and throughout the season, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Free only to foot traffic, no skis or snowboards allowed.
Ski/Snowboard Competitions - Vail & Beaver Creek
The Session, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, American Ski Classic, Malay Day, World Pond Skimming Championships, U S World Cup - all are free to viewers, and held throughout the winter.
Minturn Winter Market - Minturn
Saturdays in December, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Strolling carolers, open fire pits, cookie decorating and holiday cheer will be spread at the third annual Winter Market. Demonstrations, gourmet foods, wreaths, ornaments, local arts and crafts from around the world can all be found at this wonderful family event. Santa will also make a special guest appearance each week!
Beaver Creek Plaza Entertainment - Beaver Creek
The Helmut Fricker Band performs throughout the season on the Plaza in Beaver Creek. Delight in the sounds of the Alpenhorn. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 2 to 4 pm. Friday - 12 to 2 pm.
For those of you who haven't visited Vail, Colorado, by all means, do so. I have been to Vail a number of times, mainly to ski, but also in the summer to hike, bike and the like.
-John195123 - Harbin, China
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