Vail Snow Daze December 15 - 17, 2017

With Vail’s extensive snowmaking, early season is a sure bet, yet often Mother Nature lends a hand, and opening day until the Christmas can feature some of the best, uncrowded skiing and boarding of the season.

The lifts open for 2017-18 on Friday, November 17.

Enjoy your most relaxing Thanksgiving Ever in Vail

Are you planning to stay in Vail, Colorado for Thanksgiving this year? Vail is always a fantastic destination any time of year espeically Thanksgiving!
Vail offers a wide variety of things to do, restaurants, shopping, events, and attractions, but Vail is even more fun around the holidays. In addition to turkey and pie, here are 5 things to make sure you do during your Vail Thanksgiving.

1. Ski or Snowboard

Vail Opening Day 2017 - November 17

We are counting the days before Vail Mountain's 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season begins!

Vail will be open from Friday, November 17, 2017. Be ready!!

Book your 2017-2018 trip now for the best rates and availability!

September Brings Oktoberfest to Vail

Willcommen! Welcome! Oom-pah music, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing and, of course, beer fill Lionshead Sept. 8-10 and Vail Village Sept. 15-17. Vail Oktoberfest™ is rated among the ten best Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today for good reason. Admission to this event is free, so don your lederhosen and dirndl and step up for keg bowling, bratwurst eating, stein lifting, or a costume contest. Enjoy schnitzel sandwiches, spaetzle, pretzels, Spaten beer and traditional dance demonstrations. Kids can visit the Family Zone for activities and crafts.

Our Top 5 Summer Family Adventures in Vail

Raft, fish and kayak our beautiful rivers. Play golf on any of the Vail Valley's 16 championship courses. Brave a jeep tour into the magnificent back country. Take in an outdoor concert or try something unique like zip-lining or Vail's new mountain coaster. Below we've highlighted a few of our favorite recommendations! Please contact for additional information!

Try Vail's New Alpine Slide : Forest Flyer

Zoom down the twists and turns that follow Vail Mountain’s natural contours on the Forest Flyer’s raised gravity-fueled track. It combines alpine and coaster for an experience like no other. With rider-controlled cars, you pick your speed and thrill level as you zip into forests and out into breath-taking views during its 3,400 foot descent.

New this summer: Kids Ride Vail Gondola FREE

Epic Discovery

At the top of Eagle's Nest, Vail's Epic Discovery is now open for the summer! Epic Discovery opens with the Game Creek Zipline Tour; Holy Cross Adventure Course; Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster; Little Eagle Zipline; Pine Cone Adventure Course; and bungee trampoline. No doubt fun for all!

Kids Ride Free

The Vail Dance Festival heads into its 29th season July 29 - August 12


The Vail International Dance Festival heads into its 29th season this summer. From July 29 to August 12, dancers from around the globe bring their grace and talent to stages in Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon.

Labor Day Weekend - Delights of Site, Sound and Taste

Labor Day Weekend in Vail offers mountain adventures, yes, but also world-class Jazz, a vibrant farmers’ market, a gourmet festival, and a creek teeming yellow. The Vail Jazz Party, capstone of the Vail Jazz Festival, brings 35 headliners for performances ranging from multi-artist jam sessions to a “Gospel Prayer Meetin’.” The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show runs Sunday, 10:00-4:00, and offers 135 tents housing a variety of local produce and wares.

Father's Day Weekend in Vail is King of the Mountain Volley Ball Tournament

"A Family Event for Young and Old Alike!"

Make this Father's Day weekend one you'll always cherish. Put a family team together to compete in the 45th Annual Vail 'King of the Mountain' Open.  June 16, 2017 - June 19, 2017. Dad will appreciate that his family thinks he's still Got It!

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