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There always seems to be something happening in Vail - from free concerts to outdoor food and wine tasting, check our event calendar to help plan your trip or just to find something interesting to do if you are already here!
Vail Snow Daze
 
December 9, 2016
December 09, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns December 9- 11, 2016. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night. 

Check back for more information.

SKADI Fest
 
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Skadi Vail Women’s Ski Fest is back for the second year time on December 14-16, 2016! Over the course of three days, norse goddesses of winter will come together for the largest women’s-specific ski demo in the country, a film showing of ‘Between,’ a Red Bull House Media Production, guided mountain tours, wine and cheese evening events, yoga and so much more. 

Register today at vail.com/skadi

Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Vail Holidaze is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with theTorchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a glowing train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

Holidaze is free and open to the public. 


Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Vail Holidaze 

is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with the Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

Holidaze is free and open to the public. 


Walking Mountains Science Center
 
December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016 - April 01, 2017

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. 

Participants sign up at the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Snowshoes Tours are available every day, not just Saturdays!

Snowshoe Tours run daily at the Nature Discovery Center at Adventure Ridge from 2:00pm-3:00pm and Evening Snowshoe Tours run Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

A valid ski pass or scenic gondola ticket is required to ride the gondola.


Please visit www.walkingmountains.org for more information.

Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016

Vail Holidaze is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with the Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

Holidaze is free and open to the public. 



CarniVail
 
February 25, 2017
February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun when CarniVail returns to Vail this February. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary crawfish boil to live music and apres parties galore. CarniVail is certain to be the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration at 8,150’. 

Learn more at vail.com/carnivail

Burton U.S. Open
 
February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017 - March 05, 2017

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, which first took place in 1982, is now the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting over 100 of the world’s top slopestyle and halfpipe competitors year after year. After taking place on the east coast for 30 years, the event will take center stage for the fifth year in a row at Vail Mountain. Enjoy competitions and expo village by day, and aprés parties and free live concerts by night. Visit Burton.com/USO for more information.

http://www.vail.com/events/burton-us-open.aspx

Pink Vail
 
March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017

Pink Vail™, on March 25, 2017, is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail Mountain. All ages and abilities can participate, and skiing is not required. 100% of the proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. 

To get involved, visit http://www.pinkvail.com.

Taste of Vail
 
April 5, 2017
April 05, 2017 - April 08, 2017

Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community's ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization's iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. After a full day on the mountain, join us for Taste of Vail’s signature events, including the Debut of Rose, Lamp Cookoff, Mountaintop Picnic and Annual Grand Tasting. Elevate your palate!

Learn more at TasteofVail.com

Spring Back to Vail
 
April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its fourteenth year. Enjoy a jam-packed schedule of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live music, the Bud Light Bags Tournament, sponsor expo village, an on-mountain luau, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail. 

Stay tuned for more information including free concerts and more.

www.vail.com/springback

GoPro Mountain Games
 
June 8, 2017
June 08, 2017 - June 11, 2017

The country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle returns once again when The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.

The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.

For more information please visit the GoPro Mountain Games website.