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

Oktoberfest is here in Vail!

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Munich comes to the streets of Vail in September for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest! Dust off the lederhosen, throw on the dirndls and toast your steins to the world’s most popular party. Oktoberfest’s dual celebration weekends will happen in Lionshead Sept. 5-7 and Vail Village Sept. 12-14.

Emulating the more than 200-year-old celebration known by millions around the world, Vail’s Oktoberfest will delight guests for two whole weekends with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, Bavarian beverages and much more. Oktoberfest 2014 will see the return of many crowd favorites like bratwurst eating contests, Keg Bowling and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.

See Vail’s own Helmut Fricker playing traditional (and not so traditional) tunes on the accordion and alpenhorn in full traditional German attire! A crowd favorite for years and not to be missed.

Gourmet on Gore

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This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events and a Tasting Tour to kick things off today! World-renowned artist Carrie Fell created the featured art that reflects the inviting atmosphere of Gourmet on Gore.

Friday, August 29:

GOURMET ON GORE TASTING TOUR
Vail Village
6 – 9pm – $75 Per Person
Enjoy a progressive evening around town to some of Vail’s finest restaurants and hot spots for the perfect start to the Gourmet on Gore weekend. Each location will include a signature beverage as well as savory hors d’oeuvres to keep your taste buds happy.

Saturday, August 30:

YOGA ON THE LAWN

Solaris Plaza Lawn, Vail Village

9 – 10am – Complimentary Admission

FREE, fun community yoga, rain or shine! Rejuvenate your body before all of the days culinary action. Bring your mat, water, sunscreen, and as many friends as you’d like! Visit Yeti’s Grind for specials to follow all the on mat action.

OPEN-AIR TASTING

Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village
11am – 6pm – Complimentary Admission/Pay as you go for Bites and Pours.
Stroll through the heart of Vail Village on a summer afternoon that is sure to satisfy the senses. Enjoy mouthwatering creations prepared by the finest culinary talent, sip palate-tempting wine, beers and spirits, and enjoy live jazz to top off the afternoon.

VAIL OPEN HOUSE TOUR

Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village
12-4PM Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Vail Open House Tour:
Preview some of the finest residences in Vail Village. Visit the Slifer Smith & Frampton tent as part of Gourmet on Gore on Bridge Street for more information.

KIDS’ CULINARY CORNER

12-5pm Gore Creek Dr., Children’s Fountain Complimentary Admission

Chefs in the making, this one’s for you. Stop by the Kids’ Culinary Corner throughout the weekend for culinary activities, crafts and fun just for kids!

BOURBON & BBQ DINNER

6:30-10PM The Fitz Lounge Presents Bourbon & BBQ Dinner:,$65/Adults $25 Children.

Join us for an evening on the beautiful Manor Vail Lodge lawn filled with Barbecue, Bourbon, Whiskey, LIVE music and yard games.  Chef’s Eric Berggren and Weston Schroeder are creating a tasty barbeque buffet menu with items like Jack Honey Pork Ribs, Beef Short Ribs, Mac’N’Cheese, Baked beans, Colorado Sweet Corn, Palisade Peach Cobbler and much more.

Event ticket is all inclusive paired with Bourbon Tasting stations throughout the event.  Featuring brands such as Woodford Reserve, Old Forester & Jack Daniel’s whiskeys. For more information and tickets please call 970-476-5000 or visit www.thefitzlounge.com

Sunday, August 31:

OPEN-AIR TASTING

Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village

11am – 6pm – Complimentary Admission/Pay as you go for Bites and Pours.

Stroll through the heart of Vail Village on a summer afternoon that is sure to satisfy the senses. Enjoy mouthwatering creations prepared by the finest culinary talent, sip palate-tempting wine, beers and spirits, and enjoy live jazz from the stage to top off the afternoon.

KIDS’ CULINARY CORNER

Gore Creek Dr., Children’s Fountain 12-5pm Complimentary Admission

Chefs in the making, this one’s for you. Stop by the Kids’ Culinary Corner throughout the weekend for culinary activities, crafts and fun just for kids!

Monday, September 1:

BRUNCH ON BRIDGE STREET

Gore Creek Dr./Bridge St., Vail Village

10am-3pm Complimentary Admission/Pay as you go for Bites and Pours

Stroll through the heart of Vail Village for one final palate-pleasing day. Enjoy mouthwatering delights, wines, beers and spirits paired with easy-listening live music.