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 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!


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.


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
Venue opens at 6 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bud Light After-dark Party
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
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
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
4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 19
Bud Light After-dark Party
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


GOOD MORNING!!! We are offering discounted room rates for Pink Vail on April 5. Check out the event here . 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!


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

New Years Eve in Vail

New Years in Vail, Colorado

Planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve in Vail? There are plenty of options for both families and 21+! A concert by Mix Master Mike and Special Guest DJ Logic at Dobson Arena may be the biggest party of the night, but there are plenty of other parties in town, and don’t miss the torchlight ski down Golden Peak and the fireworks show!


Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Golden Peak 
6:15pm, Free

A Vail tradition on New Year’s Eve. Come watch skiers and boarders from the Vail Ski and Snowboard School form a glowing train as they ride down Golden Peak. Viewing for this spectacle will take place at the base of Golden Peak at approximately 6:15 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky directly after the parade.


Many venues are still finalizing their details so come back to the blog for updates leading up to NYE 2014.

Elegant multi-course events at Vail’s finest restaurants.

Larkspur at Golden Peak: Fireworks Dinner!
9pm, $85
5 courses, champagne & patio viewing of the mountainside fireworks. Celebrate with the entire family! $150 Adults, $75 Children Shake Shimmer & SHINE! Larkspur is throwing a party starting at 9pm through the New Year, with a DJ, dance floor, and hors d’oeuvres, ticket price will include a signature cocktail upon arrival, a champagne toast at midnight and some favorite appetizers from Larkspur’s chefs!

Please contact Larkspur Group Sales Director, Nathalia at 970.754.8048 or for more information and to make reservations for New Year’s Eve

Bars and restaurants around town will be packed with people and options – from RSVP only events to more laid-back bar parties with cover charges.

21 and up Mix Master Mike show! Special guest DJ Logic at Dobson Ice Arena
Vail NYE Mix Master Mike


Dance the night away in Dobson Arena with a midnight balloon drop, confetti blizzard, champagne toast, and more! For more info and tickets, and Larkspur.

Bol: New Years Eve with Z-Trip
10pm – 1:30am

Tickets include two cocktails and a champagne toast. There are VIP tables and bowling lanes available. Call for pricing: 970.476.5300

The Sebastian: Street Foods of the World New Year’s Eve Party
9pm – 1:45am, $250

Ring in 2014 in style at The Sebastian as we transform the ballroom into an elegant lounge. Evening includes: relaxed, fun and funky night club atmosphere with soft seating and casual high tops for great mix and mingle opportunities; DJ for great dancing and music from 9pm – 1:45am, party favors, Midnight Champagne toast, late night nibbles featuring a sampling of delectable street foods prepared by Chef Sergio, dessert bar, cash bar.

Four Seasons: New Year’s Eve Gala at Four Seasons Vail Pool
7:30pm – 12:30am, $250

Ring in 2013 with a SPLASH. What’s better than ringing in the New Year in Vail? Celebrating it on a dance floor in a heated tent on top of an outdoor pool. People will still be talking long into 2013 about our all-inclusive party, which features DJ entertainment, Veuve Clicquot VIP Lounge, gourmet food stations, and much more.

$250 per person; Open to the Public

Reservation Required. 970.477.8650

Shakedown Bar

Rock N Roll New Years Eve With Phil Long & Brothers Keeper
 $100.00 per ticket. Tickets on link above
Phil Long & Brothers Keeper
Champagne Toast
Doors Open at 9 pm

Transportation and Parking

Please be safe! Use the free bus system in Vail. Buses will run as scheduled, except for between 10 pm and 12am. The last East Vail and ECO buses leave at 2am. If you need to leave your car in a Town of Vail structure overnight, you may do so free of charge provided you remove it before 10am the next day.

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: