Salute to the USA

Vail America Days kicks off this July 4th weekend in our enchanting mountain town. Built on the American dream, Vail truly signifies a monumental moment in American History. This Valley was forged on hard work, perseverance, and most of all  the necessity for freedom and adventure.

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Come celebrate our country’s independence with these entertaining events:

Parade– “Celebrate the USA! Great Moments in American History,” is the theme for this year’s parade. The parade runs from 10am-12pm on Saturday, July 4th. Click here for a map of the parade and more information about Vail America Days. Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer will be the parade marshals. 60 floats will be on display this year. For a good view arrive at your favorite parade crossing by 9:30 am.

Music-The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2pm at Gerald Ford Amphitheater Condoctor Jeff Tyzik will be celebrating his 16th 4th of July concert here in Vail.

Fireworks- and music at Golden Peak starting at dusk appx 9:30 pm synchronized with a dynamic music soundtrack

Vail Libray is hosting a Bake and Book Sale July 3rd-5th at the Vail Public Library across from Dobson Arena.

Something For Everyone

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The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show is coming into it’s 11th Summer season. What once was just a few vendors and artists has grown to over 135 local vendors of food and artisans. From free tunes, the freshest produce, and local artisans, this unique weekly event has something for everyone.  The market runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through October 4th on East Meadow Drive in Vail Village. Produce stands will open a bit earlier at 9:30 a.m. The event is a pet friendly environment. Also be sure to be kind to our lovely Mountain environment by bringing your own reusable bag and refillable water bottle.

This week Ghost Pepper plays in front of A Secret Garden at Village in Plaza from 11:30-3:30. This trio brings unique style and energy to covers and originals with a mix of rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk, something for everyone!

For more information click here.

 

In the Name of Adventure

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In the Name of Adventure

The GoPro Mountain Games truly evoke the spirit of adventure here in the Vail Valley.

Professional, amateur, and furry athletes travel from around the world to compete for over $110,000 in prize money in nine sports and 25 disciplines.

Register now to get your adventure fix and be a part of one of the largest celebrations of the mountain lifestyle. Events range from DockDogs Outdoor Big Air competition to Kayak Freestyle in Vail’s own whitewater park. If you are more of a spectator, the full schedule features many free events from live music to the GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series.

Check out our Facebook Page to see spotlights of  events and happenings during the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games.

Last week of the Season & Spring Back to Vail

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The time of the year has come where it is the last week of the season and that Spring Back to Vail is back as it is the biggest end-of-season bash. Vail will be keeping open over 1,900 acres for the last week of the season as we end in style April 17 – 19 with some serious fun under the sun, including free live concerts, the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, Bud Light après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and so much more!

Before we tell you about the biggest bash in the Rocky Mountains, we would first like to express to everyone who have stayed with us over this winter that is was a blast to see the new faces and our repeat guests! We can’t wait to see you again next year or maybe even in the summer! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@VailSpaCondos) & now on Instagram (@vailspacondos)!!! Now back to the fun…

If you are new to this Spring Back to Vail, it is tradition on closing day that participants don costumes and skim across icy water. It is the called the 13th annual World Pond Skimming Championships. “The spectacle defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of highly-skilled judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance. Registration opens closer to the event” – Vail Resorts.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail MountainPepsiBud LightAudiSmith, and Town of Vail, and brought to you in part by GoPro, Helly Hansen, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail and Colorado Mountain Express.

Below is the schedule of everything Spring Back to Vail if you are heading up:

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

9am-4pm Spring Back to Vail Expo Village Mountain Plaza

11am-3pm Free EpicMix Racing sponsored by Audi, Black Forest Race Course

5pm Solaris Concert venue opens

5:30pm OPENER: Bonfire Dub

7pm HEADLINER: Portugal. The Man. Presented by Pepsi

9pm Venue closes

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

9am-4pm Spring Back to Vail Expo Village Mountain Plaza

12pm-3pm Luau/Pig Roast at The Beach at MidVail presented by Bud Light

5pm Solaris Concert venue opens

5:30pm OPENER: Frogs Gone Fishin’

7pm HEADLINER: Trampled by Turtles presented by Bud Light

9pm Venue closes

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

1:30 Golden Peak World Pond Skimming Championships venue opens

3pm World Pond Skimming Championships

4pm Solaris Concert venue opens

4:30pm OPENER: DJ Ramona

6pm HEADLINER: The Greyboy Allstars

7:30pm Venue closes

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament

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Today starts The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament here in Vail, CO!

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament is a catch and release, fly-fishing tournament with International, U.S., Youth and Adaptive anglers competing on the best trout waters in Colorado. 5 person teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and The Cup. The tournament is organized and operated to promote U.S. and international competition in the sport of fly fishing and to provide program and monetary support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, whose mission is to assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. The America Cup will be the producing entity for the Youth World Fly Fishing Championships in 2015 (20 countries representing) and the Men’s World Fly Fishing Championships 2016 (30-35 countries representing).

The America Cup is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes competitive, amateur fly fishing at the national and international levels and to provide programmatic and monetary support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (ProjectHealingWaters.org ). Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is dedicated to the crucial work of physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled, active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing outings and fly tying education.  We are proud and honored to partner with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing to support this incredibly important work for our veterans and men and women in uniform.

This year’s tournament will be preceded by a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ‘Soldier’s Day’ that will be hosted through an ongoing partnership between The America Cup and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  It will offer soldiers an opportunity to get out on the water with America Cup competitors, and other supporters of The America Cup.  September 10, 2014 at historic Camp Hale.  Each soldier and supporter will be joined by a top competitor for a day of learning and fishing on river and lake. Nova Guides will be providing lodging, food, and transportation for the event at their Camp Hale property ,where the 10th Mtn Division trained for WWII.

SCHEDULE:

September 10th – Wednesday
8:00am – 7:00pm Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing – Soldier’s Day
Nova Guides lodge at Camp Hale for River and Still Water Techniques
Soldiers and Donors will fish the Eagle River and Nova Guides private ponds
Guides will be world class competitors from The America Cup 2014.
Goal: To increase the skill set to put trout in the net through progressive fly fishing methods.

7:00am – Soldiers, guides, supporters Breakfast
8:00am – Soldiers will meet at Nova Guides lodge at Camp Hale. There will be an introduction to the Camp Hale historical area and program agenda review. Soldiers will meet their guide and supporter and go over tackle and fly fishing style.
8:30am – Transportation for River Techniques with guides and supporters along the Eagle River.
1:00pm – Lunch at McAllister’s Grill at Camp Hale and group pictures.
2:00pm – Still Water Techniques with guides and supporters on private water at Nova Guides.
5:00pm – Break time to clean up for dinner.
6:00pm – Dinner Buffet served for all participants – Day ending comments, pictures, and gift presentation.
7:00pm – Open Pond Fishing and soldiers will stay over night in the Pando Cabins at Nova Guides.

September 11th – Thursday 
3:30pm – 5:00pm THE CUP CASTING COMP– International Bridge
6:00pm – 7:00pm Team Registration / Team Pictures / Welcome mixer
All team members must be present – Evergreen Lodge
Competitor Badge Pick Up and general good time to meet fellow teams
Each individual angler picks up event badge & sign event participation forms
7:00pm – 8:00pm Draw / Captain’s Meeting – Evergreen Lodge
Venue and beat drawing/assignments / Questions and Answers – all invited to attend

September 12th – Friday       COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 1
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and venue changes
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Session 2
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transport back to Vail – Evergreen Lodge
9:00pm – Posting of scores

September 13th – Saturday   COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 3
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and venue changes
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Session 4
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transport back to Vail –- Evergreen Lodge
9:00pm – Posting of scores

September 14th – Sunday      COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 5
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Transport back to Vail –- Evergreen Lodge
4:00PM – Results Public Posting target time 
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Awards Banquet Dinner – Evergreen Lodge

 

 

For more details visit theamericacup.com