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GoPro Mountain Games return to Vail, CO June 8



The GoPro Mountain Games are the country's largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music and they return to Vail, CO June 8-11, 2017

Start your summer off by attending - or participating in - the country's largest celebration of mountain sport, soul and culture. Come spend the weekend at Simba Run, and you'll be perfectly located to soak up the entire weekend.

Vail Film Festival is March 30 - April 2, 2017



MovieMaker magazine named the Vail Film Festival in Vail "one of the best destination film festivals in the world".

Taste of Vail is April 5-9, 2017



Join us for the Taste of Vail and you'll want to return year after year. It's quite amazing to indugle in superior food and wines at 10,000 feet with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.

Vail is a Haven of Winter Activities Teens Love, on and off the Slopes!



Vail is a haven of winter activities teens love, on and off the slopes, under the sun or moon.

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Vail Ski and Snowboard School offers teen programs for ages 13-15. Terrain parks are spread across Vail’s front-side runs, Golden Peak being the hub, and park and pipe lessons are also available. For a more tailored experience, a private lesson allows for up to six students.

Burton US Open returns to Vail Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2017


The 35th Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail , February 28 – March 4, 2017


The world’s best snowboarders will be competing at Golden Peak for the title in Halfpipe and Slopestyle.

What to Pack For Your Ski Vacation in Vail, CO

Mom and Dad? Check. 3 kids? Check. Skis, boots, poles, helmets, baselayers, outerwear, accessories and gear for 5 people? Yikes!! It can seem very overwhelming to pack so much gear and so many people for a Vail ski vacation. But if you follow a few guidelines and sound advice from seasoned ski travelers, you can take a lot of the brain damage out of preparing for your trip. Here is a guide to help you streamline your organizing so you can come prepared with all the essentials for your Vail getaway!

Mardi Gras Comes to Vail

Get out your beads, masks, feathers boas, crowns and costumes for CarniVail February 25-26! Mardi Gras flair and fun infuse the slopes on this weekend before Fat Tuesday. Cajun-style cuisine like a crawfish boil, sausage, corn, new potatoes, gumbo, etouffee, king cake, hurricanes and beer specials are lunchtime fare at mountaintop Eagle’s Nest beginning at noon on Saturday. On Sunday at MidVail, the lunch party continues. Take a break from powder on the slopes for powdered sugar on a beignet! Live Cajun music will keep your feet tapping both days.

A January Tour of Vail Mountain’s Quaint Lodges



On the heels of the holiday bustle, January is a month when Vail sighs into some of winter’s best and calmest skiing. With the crowds gone, leaving the slopes tantalizingly vacant, it’s a great time to dine at three of Vail’s smaller, yet remarkable, on-mountain lodges. Here’s an insider’s guide.

Wildwood Lodge

Vail Holidaze - December 16-18 & 31



No matter which holiday you celebrate during December, Vail is a magical place to enjoy it. Lights and garlands hang from lampposts, buildings and trees, illuminating the blanketing snow with a welcoming glow. Firepits offer places to stop and warm your hands. Ice skaters shout and laugh on quaint rinks. Making the season even more festive is Vail Holidaze, December 16-18 & 31.

Ski Goddesses Converge in Vail December 14-16