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.

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

Snowmobiling Tour

If you live here or are just here to visit and want something fun to do…Sage Outdoor Adventures is the place to go for the day. 

Sage Outdoor Adventures hosted us on Thursday, December 5th with a fabulous snowmobiling tour that was so much fun and picture worthy that everyone will remember it. Everyone at Sage is so knowledgeable and friendly that you forget about the cold because you are just having so much fun! 

Sage’s motto is ‘Our activities are built by the guest, for the guest. Sage has taken the guide service industry to the next level of customer service and quality of experience. Our guides and equipment are the best in the business. Come enjoy the great outdoors with us. We can not wait to share an adventure with you!’ – and boy this is certainly true! 

As for how the tour went…well, their description is better than what I can do (I’m horrible at describing) “Perfect for experienced or beginner riders. The tour starts from their beautiful log cabin with running water and newly completed restrooms, set at 8000 feet in elevation, just west of Vail and Beaver Creek. From there your guide will lead you out on 6000 acres of untouched winter wonderland through aspen glades, dark timber forests, to high alpine meadows, and along ridges with massive views. Our trails are extremely entertaining and fun to ride as we have handcrafted them through the coolest areas of the ranch for your enjoyment. Singletrack trails are our favorite!!”

Sage uses NEW SkiDoo Grand Touring Sport/ 600 ACE 4-stroke engine (60 HP) on all our guided tours (Very eco-friendly, clean burning, and quiet…no more exhaust odor!)

Transportation from your hotel in Beaver Creek, Vail, or Avon are provided. This experience for us was so easy and so much fun that we recommend you go with Sage and have a best time on your vacation here in Vail! We did take some photos to share so here are a few from the day:

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Vail Snow Daze: Dec 9-15, 2013

Winter has started and we have a major storm coming our way tonight with 1-3 feet of snow!!!

Kick off the ski & snowboard season with an action-packed week at Vail Snow Daze – the biggest early season party in North America December 9th-15th!!! 

  • VAIL SNOW DAZE SPONSOR EXPO VILLAGE: December 13-15, 2013
  • VAIL SNOW DAZE LIVE CONCERTS: December 13-14, 2013

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Vail Snow Daze Dec 9-15, 2013

 

CONCERT LINEUP**

Rebelution with opener MiM0SA presented by Pepsi
Friday, December 13
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ford Park

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Matisyahu presented by Bud Light
Saturday, December 14
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ford Park

**Free General Admission to all concerts. Private Reserve tickets on sale now by clicking HERE

Dec. 9-15, 2013

Friday, Dec. 13
Expo Village 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Mountain Plaza

Rebelution with opener MiM0SA presented by Pepsi
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ford Park

Saturday, Dec. 14
Expo Village
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.              
Mountain Plaza
                                        
Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Matisyahu presented by Bud Light
Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ford Park  

Sunday, Dec. 15
Expo Village
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.              
Mountain Plaza

Vail Terrain Conditions for Opening Day!

As everyone in the valley knows that Vail Mountain opens tomorrow and everyone is excited! This morning we got a couple inches of fresh powder for everyone to enjoy! The mountain’s operation crew was proud to announce today that both Vail Village and Lionshead Village base areas will be opened thanks to the cold temperatures and the most recent snow fall.

This is what Vail had to say regarding the terrain for tomorrow:

The majority of skiing and riding will be available on Born Free with connecting routes from the top of Gondola One and the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola. Beginner terrain will be available at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola around Little Eagle Lift (#15). We are very close to opening much more terrain on natural snow, we just need a little more snow and, more importantly, cold temperatures for our snowmakers and groomers to fill in the few gaps and ditches to connect everything together safely. Ski Patrol is evaluating trails every day and once a run is safe and skiable, we will drop ropes immediately. 

Here’s what Vail’s COO, Chris Jarnot, had to say about openings: “We are very close to being able to open up much more additional terrain on mostly natural snow, and just need a bit more snow and, most importantly, cold temperatures to allow our snowmakers and groomers to fill in a few ditches, holes and gaps to connect everything together safely.  Ski Patrol will be evaluating trails every day, and we will open up as much additional terrain as we can, as soon as we can open it safely for all of our guests.  Keep your fingers crossed for continued snow and for cold temperatures, and we’ll get there soon.” 

Skiing and riding will be offered from Gondola One, Born Free Express Lift (#8), the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Little Eagle Lift (#15) beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, November 22nd. Until more terrain opens, all of Vail Mountain is considered a slow zone. Please me in control and considerate of others.

Vail International Dance Festival starts July 31

The Vail International Dance Festival kicks off tomorrow with a performance of Buckets & Tap Shoes followed by opening night of New York Ballet Moves at the Ford Amphitheater.

The two-week-long event showcases advanced-level dance classes, open rehearsals, and contemporary ballet, among other forms of modern dance. Lawn tickets are $20. Reserved seating sections 1 & 4 (on the far right and left sides) are $60; front and center tickets (Reserved Seating Section 2 & 3) are $80.

To register for a master class at the 2011 Vail International Dance Festival, contact Abby Olson at aolson@vvf.org or call (970) 777-2015. Cost is $15.

Dancing in the Streets is a series of three interactive evenings of dance and movement Thursday, July 28, Thursday, August 4, and Thursday, August 11. All events start at 5pm at the Solaris.

2011 Artist In Residence: Charles “Lil Buck” Riley will be performing in Dancing the Streets: Memphis Jookin’ in Vail, International Evenings of Dance, Dance for $20.11, and Dance TV.

New York City Ballet MOVES is a select touring group from the New York City Ballet, lead by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins.   

The Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group only dances to live music; they celebrate their 30th anniversary this Wednesday with a one-night-only performance.   

Trey McIntyre Project is a contemporary ballet company with a wide array of musical accompaniment including the Beatles, Beck, and Peter, Paul and Mary.

UpClose is a didactic mixture of lecture and performance during which the audience gets an exclusive, open rehearsal.

Below is the schedule for the entire festival.

Saturday, July 30

Village Vignettes: Buckets & Tap Shoes, 11am, Beaver Creek Village, Free

Master Class: Classical Ballet by Daniel Ulbricht of the New York City Ballet (for intermediate and advanced dancers only), 5:30pm, Vail Mountain School

Sunday, July 31

Village Vignettes: Buckets & Tap Shoes, 11am, Solaris, Vail Village

Opening Night: New York Ballet MOVES, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Monday, August 1

Master Class: Modern Dance by Fang-Yi Sheu, 5:30pm, Vail Mountain School

21st Century Moves: New York City Ballet MOVES, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Tuesday, August 2

UpClose: The Male Dancer by Balanchine, 7:30pm, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Wednesday, August 3

Mark Morris Dance Group 30th Anniversary Celebration, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Thursday, August 4

Dancing in the Streets: Memphis Jookin’ in Vail Charles “Lil Buck” Riley & Friends, 5pm, Solaris, Free

Friday, August 5

International Evenings of Dance I, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Saturday, August 6

Beginner Tango Class taught by Tango Colorado, 12:30 to 1:30pm, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Free

Public Tango Milonga Dance, 4pm, Betty Ford Alpine Garden, Free

International Evenings of Dance II, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Sunday, August 7

Ballroom Spectacular, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Monday, August 8

UpClose: Premieres, 7:30pm, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Tuesday, August 9

Dance for $20.11, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Thursday, August 11

Dancing in the Streets: Trey McIntyre, 5pm, Solaris

Friday, August 12

Trey McIntyre Project, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Saturday, August 13

Dance TV, 7:30pm, Ford Amphitheater

Sunday, August 14

Master Class: Contemporary Dance with Alison Holker from “So You Think You Can Dance,” 10pm, Vail Mountain School

Beaver Creek Rodeo starts June 30, continues every Thursday!

The Beaver Creek Rodeo kicks off today, the first installment of a summer-long Thursday night series.

Events include bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Kids-only events include mutton bustin’ and the calf scramble.

There’s plenty of pre-rodeo fun for the kids, too, from face painting to pony rides. Those interested in competing in the rodeo need to get there at 5pm, just before the show begins.

Location: The Beaver Creek Rodeo is in Avon behind Chapel Square at Traer Creek. A continuous, free shuttle runs from 5 to 9pm from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village to the rodeo. Free parking is also available across the street from the rodeo grounds.

Dates: June 30, July 7, 14 and 21; August 4, 11 and 18

Prices: Chidren 12 and under are free, Youth (13-17) $10, Adults (18-64) $17, Seniors (ages 65+) $12. VIP Seating is $22.

 Visit BeaverCreek.com or call (970) 754-4636 for more information.