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.

Vail’s Best Summer Job!

We received this memo in our office today regarding Vail’s Best Summer Job!

“As many of you may know, this summer the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council launched a creative new program called America’s Best Summer Job. We selected a winner of this program through an online, social media contest. The winner, Benjamin Solomon, has been living in Vail since early June highlighting his experiences through the Vail.com blog and various social media outlets.”

Benjamin Solomon of Brooklyn, NY was the winner and the summer is off to a terrific start!  “This program is designed to help the entire community to spread the word and encourage trial of Vail this summer or remind repeat guests why they should come back. We encourage you to get involved in the program by following him on his social media outlets or by sharing information that is posted on the Vail social media channels.” -Kristin Yantis

We are excited and proud to announce that #VailBen will be staying with us July 21-25.

 

To follow what he has been up to &/or if you’d like to share his content:

 

While he is here, hopefully we can keep you all updated on his adventures while staying with us here at Vail Spa.

Closing Day!

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Well, Vail Mountain has closed! It has been a great season and it was wonderful seeing everyone from years past. There are a lot of reasons to be celebrating right now but please be safe!

We would like to thank everyone for a great 2013/2014 Winter Season and hope to see everyone next season!

 

Now on to summer!

 

Spring Back to Vail!

Spring Back to Vail is the biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains!  We’re ending the season in style with some serious fun under the sun, including free live concerts, the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, presented by Red Bull, Bud Light après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and so much more!

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, STS9 and Steel Pulse will headline the Spring Back to Vail concert series, wrapping up the 2013-2014 ski and snowboard season. All concerts are free and open to the public as part of Spring Back to Vail.

A limited number of Spring Back to Vail Private Reserve passes are available for the concert at Ford Park in Vail, Colo., on Saturday, April 12. The Private Reserve area includes preferred viewing, private venue entrance, complimentary food and beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a rocking party. Non-transferable Private Reserve Passes are available for $100.00 per concert. Private Reserve passes are available for purchase by clicking here.

The closing day tradition of donning costumes and skimming across icy water holds strong as participants will careen themselves off a snow jump in the hopes of coming out on the other side in the 12th annual World Pond Skimming Championships, presented by Red Bull. 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 is now open. Register online here.

Adding to Spring Back festivities will be the Red Bull Great Race 2.0. The event will challenge 35 teams of two people through an on-mountain obstacle course. Winners will be determined by overall time and their performance on the course. Registration is free and will be open on race day, April 13th, from 10am-1pm at Mountain Plaza and from Noon-1pm at Golden Peak. The contest will be held at Golden Peak from 1pm-3pm.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, Sprint, Helly Hansen, GoPro, SmartWool, and Town of Vail and brought to you in part by Liberty Skis and Gatorade.

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Spring Back to Vail 2014 Schedule:

Thursday, April 10
Bud Light Après Party 
Vendetta’s, Vail Village
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, April 11
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
    Mountain Plaza Base Area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bud Light Après Party
Los Amigos
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Free Concert
    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
With opener Dirty Dozen Brass Band Presented by Pepsi
Solaris
Venue opens at 6 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bud Light After-dark Party
Samana
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 12
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
    Mountain Plaza Base Area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free Concert
STS9
With opener Polish Ambassador Presented by Bud Light
Ford Park
Venue opens at 6 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bud Light After-dark Party
Vendetta’s
10:30 p.m. – Midnight

Sunday, April 13
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
    Mountain Plaza Base Area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Red Bull Great Race 2.0 
Lez Zeppelin Free Concert presented by Red Bull
Free Spectator Event
Race 1-3pm | Concert 3-5pm
Registration opens at 10am at Mountain Plaza

Friday, April 18
Bud Light Après Party
Los Amigos
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Bud Light Après Party
Vendetta’s
4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 19
Bud Light After-dark Party
Samana
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 20
Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
    Golden Peak Base Area
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

World Pond Skimming Championships
    Free Spectator Event
Golden Peak
Venue opens at 1:30 p.m. with sponsor expos and giveaways
Competition at 3 p.m.
To compete, register online here

Free Concert
    Steel Pulse
With opener Bonfire Dub
Solaris Plaza
Venue opens at 4 p.m. Music begins at 4:30 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change. Check back for more details, event updates and the apres and after-dark party scheduled. 

*repost from vail.com

PINK VAIL

GOOD MORNING!!! We are offering discounted room rates for Pink Vail on April 5. Check out the event here http://pinkvail.com/ . Any caller who mentions “Pink Vail” with stay dates between April 4-7 is eligible for a room rate of $250.00/night for a 2 bedroom and $350.00/night for a 3 bedroom. We will also donate $10.00 per room night to Pink Vail!

Come on out! We would love to accommodate you!! 866-808-1432

We Have A Winner!

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We are pleased to announce the award of a 4 Night Complimentary Stay to James Rodriguez of Denver, CO! He was entered to win by completing our guest survey following his last stay here at Vail Spa!

We draw for this award only twice each year! So if you have stayed here recently, as a token of our appreciation, your completed survey will automatically enter you in a drawing for a four-night stay in a 2-bedroom condominium at Vail Spa (certain blackout dates and restrictions apply).

If you are heading out here to experience Vail, give us a call! We’d love to have you stay with us and enjoy mountain! 1-800-441-5419