There are lots of “free” things to take advantage of this summer in Vail Colorado.
Ride the Gondola up Vail Mountain for Free:
Kids ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola for FREE all summer with one paying adult
Also free for 09-10 and 10-11 ski pass holders
FREE activities at Adventure Ridge:
Head to the top of the mountain for free volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes and disc golf (bring your own discs). Open weekends June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 and daily Jun 24 – September 6
Hiking around Vail and atop Vail Mountain is always FREE
Visit the FREE Discovery Center:
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, the Discovery Center introduces you to the environment through fun, interactive displays and guided nature hikes. Call 970-754-4675
FREE Lionshead Friday Family Fun Fair July 9 – August 6:
Activities for the kids
FREE Hot Summer Nights Concerts over at the Ford Amphitheater:
Every Tueday from June 15 – August 24
Visit the Colorado Ski Museum for FREE:
Located in the upper level of the Vail Village parking structure, learn about the history of Vail, skiing and the 10th Mountain Division with interactive exhibits and more!
Take advantage of FREE festivals:
Teva Mountain Games, Vail America Days, VAil Arts Festival, Vail’s Farmer’s Market, Vail Antique Show, and the Colorado Grand Tour
Vail’s FREE Skate park:
Head to the Lionshead parking structure and check out Vail’s FREE skatepark. Open dawn to dusk daily, featuring half-pipe, pyramid, mutliple ramps, transitions, rails and banks.
FREE tennis match:
Enjoy a FREE tennis match at the Golden Peak Tennis Courts. Tennis can be played at the courts on a first-come, first-served basis for FREE.
FREE Art Walks:
Wednesdays walking tours of Vail’s public art collection continue this summer. The hour long tour meets at 11:00am at the Vail Village Visitor Center at the top level of the parking structure. Tours begin June 30th. Visit www.arinvail.com or call 970-479-2344
FREE Kayak Demo’s:
May 18 – June 22nd every Tuesday 5-7pm at Vail’s Whitewater Park located at the International Bridge.
FREE Jazz Music All Summer!
Jazz at the Vail Farmer’s Market Sundays June 27 – August 29 Noon-3pm
Stop by the FREE Vail Nature Center:
Nestled along the banks of Gore Creek this 7 acres forest, meado and stream are a delight and peaceful place known to many locals and visitors as their favorite place in Vail.
There is more FREE stuff than this, but it gives you an idea!