Winter Event Enthusiast

Attend an event... or two or three!

It’s tough to leave the mountain when you’re here, but you also don’t want to miss out on the incredible events Vail and Beaver Creek put on for their guests. Good thing some of the most exciting and adrenaline pumping displays happen on-mountain and in-village!

ON THE MOUNTAIN

Beaver Creek Birds of Prey
Start your winter at Birds of Prey! The Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup Super G, Downhill, and Giant Slalom races generally take place at the beginning of December. The festivities of BC World Cup weekend celebrate “Where Winter Begins” in North America. This year’s event is scheduled to include live music, beer tastings, ski films, parties, sponsor activation and much more in the heart of Beaver Creek Village on what is dubbed “Birds of Prey Way”.

Vail Snow Days
Celebrate the season with Vail Snow Days. This 4-day festival in December brings free concerts at Ford Park, in-town and on-mountain early season specials, après and after dark parties, lively expo village and more.

U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships
The Annual Burton U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail, Colorado every February. As the premier event of the competitive snowboarding season, the Burton U·S·Open showcases the most progressive riding from the world’s top athletes in both slopestyle and halfpipe. In addition, the celebrated Burton U·S·Open Halfpipe Junior Jam presented by Clif Bar features the world’s top 14-and-under riders vying for a chance to compete against the pros.The Burton U·S·Open also offers a packed entertainment schedule including four nights of free concerts, daily après specials, and fun activities and events for all ages including the annual Chill fundraiser, a kids learn-to-ride Riglet park, athlete meet and greets, as well as the closing party at the Dobson Ice Arena.

Beaver Creek Mountain Snowshoe Races
Challenge yourself to a race like no other! The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series draws first-time snowshoers, world class snowshoe athletes, and everyone in between with a series of courses that highlight the sparkling beauty of Beaver Creek in winter. Join for a single race or the entire series with the 10K course or the 5K course.

Pink Vail
The world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, Pink Vail, overtakes Vail Mountain for one day in March. People gather, dressed in pink, for an all-day event with live music, deck parties, costume contests and more.

Vail Closing Day & Spring Back to Vail
A one-day, closing day event that is sure to create a positive, long-lasting memorable experience for our guests. Enjoy a jam-packed day of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live concert, sponsor Expo Village, an on-mountain luau, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. And don’t miss Spring Back to Vail – typically closing week of Vail Mountain – which brings nightly musical acts to Vail Village, a variety of spring-themed on-mountain activities and the World Pond Skimming Championships in Golden Peak.

FOR THE FOODIE

Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend
Join us in January to enjoy experiences ranging from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing. Click here to see the schedule.

Taste of Vail
The Taste of Vail, in April, showcases more than 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside the owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the countries’ top wineries. Click here for more information.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Vilar Performing Arts Center
Check out the calendar of events at the Vilar Performing Arts Center with a variety of Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more in a world-class venue in the heart of Beaver Creek Village.

Upcoming Events

Restaurants & Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.

Visitor Information from the Locals

Winter Driving Information from CDOT

Whether you’re a native, a new resident or a tourist, driving in Colorado winter weather can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. As we enter the winter months, CDOT wants to remind all Colorado roadway users of the following tips to stay safe. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL THIS WINTER: Have a plan. Prepare a winterized emergency vehicle kit. Always plan your route in advance and be sure to let someone know your route and ETA. Check road...
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Ski and Ride Season Takes Off with Two Opening Days Friday, Nov. 12

BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL, Colo. — Nov. 11, 2021 – Following the successful kickoff of Vail Resorts’ winter operations at Keystone last month, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail Mountain will welcome skiers and snowboarders back to the slopes on Friday, Nov. 12. This kicks off Breck’s 60th Anniversary Season, while Vail will host the Biggest Opening in Colorado throughout the entire opening season. BRECKENRIGE SKI...
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Early bird tickets now on sale for Magic of Lights Vail, a magical family lighting experience with more to do in year 2

Magic of Lights Vail will run nightly from Nov. 19 to Jan. 2 starting at 5 p.m. Avon, Colo., Oct. 25, 2021 — Magic of Lights Vail is returning bigger and better for its second year Nov. 19 to Jan. 2. In addition to the approximately half-mile walking loop of more than 500,000 LED lights set to a festive musical playlist, this year’s Magic of Lights Vail will also feature additional lights, the introduction of The Playground – an...
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