Every summer, Vail celebrates Americana in its purest form at Vail America Days over Fourth of July. Four full days of Independence Day activities make up the vibrant atmosphere of this multi-day celebration, and serve as the pinnacle of Vail’s summer season.
The 26th season of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival gets underway June 28th at the newly renovated Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater with a packed schedule of big outdoor concerts and small intimate soirees, all in the name of celebrating fabulous orchestral compositions across centuries.
It’s our favorite time of the ski season- the days are long, the sun is warm and the mountain is blessed with some of the most f
un snow of the year. It’s an amazing time to be in Vail not only because the spring skiing and sunny après-ski are so hot, but also because Vail’s sale season is on fire!
It started as a small, grassroots festival 10 short years ago, the spirited idea of brothers Scott and Sean Cross
, who were aspiring filmmakers and had family ties to the Vail Valley.
Vail is known for its world-class skiing, and just as well for its top-notch après ski. Après- ski (French for “after-skiing”) defines the art of gathering, drinking, eating and socializing and generally celebrating the spirit of a joyful day on the mountain.
February 25 marks the beginning of an historic event: the first appearance of the Burton US Open Snowboarding event in its brand new venue of 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!