Posts Tagged ‘Vail Activities’

Winter Fun in Vail, Colorado

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Vail is known for its epic skiing in the winter and its multitude of events in the summer. Well, winter is also chock full of events. It is a spectacular place for a winter getaway regardless of whether you ski.

Get in the holiday spirit November 29, 2013 with the Beaver Creek 33rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and 11th Annual Gingerbread House Competition.

Snow Daze. Photo courtesy Vail Resorts, Zach Mahone.

Snow Daze. Photo courtesy Vail Resorts, Zach Mahone.

The winter season truly kicks off with Snow Daze December 9-15. This year’s entertainment lineup will include free headliner concerts from Rebelution on Friday, Dec. 13 and Matisyahu on Saturday, Dec. 14.  Just announced Nov. 14, Big Head Todd and The Monsters will complete the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze 2013. Vail Snow Daze takes place Dec. 9-15, 2013.

All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Vail’s Ford Park. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2013 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, Dec. 13-15, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail throughout the week.

Vail Family Holidaze returns December 20-22 and December 31, 2013 with ice-skating performances by world-champion ice skaters, tree lighting and the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Ski Down and fireworks. Holidaze typically includes a candy cane patrol, kids zones (free event stations with holiday crafts), the Vail Arctic Express train rides, Santa’s Workshop and more), family movie nights, Dickens Carolers and then concludes with New Year festivities (Torchlight Parade of ski instructors and Vail locals form a glowing train of  as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks, followed by a fireworks display).

Holidaze. Photo courtesy Vail Resorts, Tom Green.

Holidaze. Photo courtesy Vail Resorts, Tom Green.

Beaver Creek hosts their annual Winterfest December 21-31, 2013. Winterfest includes a multitude of performances, interactive activities, winter characters, parades, contests, holiday lights and more!

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail, Colorado March 3-8, 2014. The Burton US Open and Vail will host over 100 of the world’s best riders like Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Torah Bright, Jamie Anderson, Iouri Podladtchikov and more, for four days of progressive Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions that offer over $340,000 in cash prizes.

April 2-5, 2014 the Taste of Vail will showcase more than 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside the owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the countries’ top wineries.

World Championship Pond Skimming in Vail, Colorado

An athlete competes in the World Pond Skimming Championships. He takes to the air in the hopes of making it across a freezing pond before sinking. Photo Credit: Tom Green, Courtesy Vail Resorts

Spring Back to Vail, the biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, returns to Vail April 7-20, 2014!  This celebration concludes the season in style with some serious fun under the sun, including free live concerts, the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and so much more!

And, of course there is so much else to do all season long from world-class shopping to snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and tubing and ski biking up at Adventure Ridge.

How to make healthy treats for your dog

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

MaggieWhile this week’s theme for Vail Restaurant Month is Love Fest we don’t want to forget about how loving our pets also means providing them with a healthy diet. This week we are featuring a class demonstrating how to make some treats at home for your dog. It is also a fun family activity!

Chef Barry Robinson will be demonstrating how to make healthy treats for your pet in your own kitchen.
When: Thursday October 7, 2010
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Where: Antlers at Vail Conference Room
Cost: Lodging Package $135.00 for Studio Condominium plus 1 space in class.
$15 per additional person or without lodging.

Ask an Antler!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

That’s right, I have unofficially decided that the singular title for an employee at the Antlers at Vail Condos is “Antler.” This is largely because I really like the alliteration it gives the title. But enough digression. I’m looking to bring you loyal readers a new regular column here on the blog. Not to compete with, but to supplement Ratz’s regular snow updates. I endeavor here to bring you a local’s insight into anything and everything Vail through interviews with our loyal and dedicated staff. First up is Amy Scherm, a 2 season veteran of the Antlers front desk and even longer Vail local.

Favorite Chair or Run on Vail: Chair 2.
Ed’s Note: She’s not exactly lying, but to really find out you’ll need to go skiing with her (and try to keep up).

Best Pizza: Old Forge Pizza. The garlic knots are the best.

Best Apres Ski: Garf’s. It’s got a good scene and plenty of TV’s to watch the game.
Ed’s Note: On a sunny day they have a killer deck too. And I suppose its there on a not sunny day. But its best enjoyed on a sunny day.

Best Fine Dining Restaurant: Lancelot. Great steaks, and great portions for the price.

Best Non-Skiing Activity: Ski Biking. Its fast, and its dark out.

Best Gear/Rental Shop: Ski Base.

Best Nightlife: Is it cheesy to say The Club?

Best Reason to Look Forward to the Snow Going Away: The activities: mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting… and the weather.

Best Reason to Go Downvalley: The movie theater (the only one within 20 miles of Vail) and Loaded Joe’s. Loaded Joe’s is great for morning coffee and drinks at night.

Anything Else? Best Lodging: Antlers at Vail

So there we have it, straight from the local’s mouth. Tune in again sometime soon when I will interview whoever else happens to be working with me the next time I remember to write one of these. In the meantime, if there’s anything you’d like someone’s take on next week, leave me a comment or drop me a line at rgray@antlersvail.com.

Amy dropping some cliffs.  Again…