Sorry about the lack of vail skiing condition updates, but when the snow gets good (as it has been this past week) we don’t have a lot of time for pictures and posting blog updates. We have to hit the slopes, right now. That is just the way it goes. So anyhow…..the skiing has been fantastic this week but we had some warm and sunny weather this past Friday and Saturday. What that means is that Friday and Saturday skiing was GREAT but by Sunday it got pretty icy. We either need more sun or new snow. The bumps are staying soft on the northern facing slopes such as Vail front side and Blue Sky Basin, but the south facing Back Bowls were no good by this Sunday. But don’t despair, it started snowing this Sunday afternoon as we were up on the mountain. We expect 2-4 inches between now and Monday night. Chris R.
Archive for January, 2010
Virtually every Monday during the winter the Antlers at Vail has a complimentary wine & cheese party for our guests. It starts at 5:30pm and lasts for around an hour. We want everyone to feel free to stop on by for some wine & appetizers. It is a great chance to mingle with other guests and Antlers staff and to exchange stories from the day’s adventures out on Vail Mountain.
Update: January 25, 10 more inches of snow reported at 6am. They say we’ve received 30 inches of snow over the last 7 days. Check out the Vail Cam for a look.
Update: January 24, 9 more inches of snow reported at 6am. It has been snowing hard all morning. Finally some serious powder !
Update: January 23, 4 more inches of snow reported, snowing pretty good outside.
January 22, Vail ski conditions are certainly getting freshened up this week . We had 5 inches a few days ago and then a few inches each of the last couple of days. We are still looking and hoping for that big dump this weekend and we’ll certainly keep you up to speed. Here are some pictures from Wednesday when they reported 5 inches. It was 5 inches up on the upper 1/2 of the mountain but more like 2-3 inches from Chair 2 on down. Here we are on Northwoods. It was lightly snowing Friday mid-day when this was posted.
Top of Chair 2 on Wednesday. The Groomers were GOOD
If you are here for a week and want to try something different, head on over to Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park for some cross country skiing. Once you arrive at the Beaver Creek Resort (15 minutes from Vail), you pay for your nordic trails pass at the Beaver Creek nordic center (base of the Strawberry Park ski lift), then catch a ride up the Strawberry Park lift to access the nordic trails. These nordic trails are way up high at the Beaver Creek Resort so the air is thin, but the solitude is worth it. Chris R.
If you are staying at the Antlers at Vail this coming week (or even if you aren’t), take advantage of complimentary apre’s ski yoga at the Antlers at Vail condominiums. Next Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30, join Tracy Long for an hour long session of yoga. This class is designed for a wide range of ability levels and is appropriate for everyone including beginners. It is a great opportunity for a post stretch and cool down after a day on the Vail mountain. There is a maximum of 20 per class, so sign up early. Just contact the front desk or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Si esta buscando hospedaje en Vail, Colorado esta Semana Santa, le invito a visitar nuestra pagina de internet. En el Antlers at Vail le ofrecemos un servicio excepcional, a un precio justo.
Antlers at Vail es un hotel-condominio localizado en el barrio de Lionshead a tan solo 100 metros de la gondola de Lionshead. Nuestro personal es amable y siempre dispuesto a ayudarle en lo que necesite; 100% orientado al servicio al cliente. Los huespedes son nuestra razon de ser y los consideramos parte de nuestra familia (sera por eso que muchos de nuestros huespedes nos visitan una y otra vez?)
Nuestros condominios son maravillosos! Cada uno cuenta con una cocina completamente equipada, sala con chimenea, balcon con asador; El paisaje desde cada condominio es inigualable. Ofrecemos servicio de mucama es diario. Todos nuestros condominios son de categoria “Gold” o “Platinum”, de acuerdo al “Lodging Quality Assurance” (*)
Entre los servicios adicionales, tenemos: Periodico matutino complementario, internet gratuito en los condominios, pases al Vail Athletic Club -ademas del gimnasio en las instalaciones-, centro de negocios, cada martes y jueves clases de yoga (completamente gratis!), servicio de transporte al supermercado los domingos, etc.
Nuestro servicio de conserjeria es excepcional. Le asistira en hacer reservaciones en restaurantes, reservar actividades en el area, comprar tickets para esquiar, rentar equipos de esqui o snowboard, o simplemente coordinar transporte a la Iglesia del Valle los domingos y fiestas de guardar en la Semana Santa.
Contamos con personal que habla espanol cada dia, asi el idioma no sera impedimento en su estadia. Queremos que sea parte del Antlers. Lo esperamos a usted y a su familia! Casi me olvido… Tenemos tarifas especiales para grupos corporativos o grupos de esqui, aproveche nuestros descuentos! Contacto: firstname.lastname@example.org
(*) Lodging Quality Assurance –LQA- is a community-wide program that provides a standardized rating of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze to rental units through the Vail Valley’s main central reservation systems. Unique to vacation destinations, all ratings are universal to help ensure guests’ expectations are properly met and ensures renovations continually outpace industry standards, contributing to Vail and Beaver Creek’s status as world-class destinations.
Ps. I know, this article came in Spanish… We also think of our Spanish Speaker guests! If you have any questions about it, let me know. I will be happy to give you a mini version of it in English.
My golfing buddy Allan Finney who plays the drums (among other things) with our friend and jazz great Tony Gulizia, sent me this new tune yesterday about local legend Lindsey Vonn. Allan’s wife, Nancy Gage, wrote the lyrics. It’s gonna be HUGE, but you heard it here first!
This is the same little ditty with Allan on the vocals instead of Tony (it takes a few seconds to load).
Here are the boys with Kathy Morrow in December on local channel TV8.
Kathy played last year at the Learning Palooza of the Vail Symposium (for which the Antlers is the Official Hotel). Each of these great musicians play all over town … together and separately. You should come check them out.
What else can you do in Vail if you are not skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing?
Well… staying at the Antlers, there is always something else to do!
On Monday, January 18th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. our Executive Chef, Angelee Aurillo, will offer the Antlers guests an incredible two-hour class of a delicious four course meal. This is a great way to interact with other guests staying with us and the Antlers employees, while having fun, learning, and enjoying some delicious wine.
“The classes are oriented to people who like to cook and enjoy eating” Chef Angelee said. Don’t be shy if you aren’t an expert cook, Angelee is always happy to share secrets, recipes and details in regards to food presentation and wine options.
We are thrilled to offer you something else to do while you are staying with us. The $75 class includes instruction, the meal (yes, after the class we all enjoy what we have prepared), unlimited wine and some extra secrets that our Chef’s family has passed down from generation to generation. What else can you ask for? Just come, and enjoy!
*Apple and Cranberry Baked Brie en Croûte served with Crostini
*Roasted Butternut Squash Soup finished with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Scallion Crème Fraîche
*Lavender Dusted Slow Roasted Salmon served with Melted Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes and an Apricot Cream
*Bananas Foster Bread Pudding served with a Rum, White Chocolate Sauce