Posts Tagged ‘Vail Events’

Access to the Best of Vail

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
After a visit from the Easter Bunny, kids enjoy a hunt for eggs in Lionshead.

After a visit from the Easter Bunny, kids enjoy a hunt for eggs in Lionshead.

 

Today I am marking my two and a half week anniversary here at the Antlers at Vail with my second blog post. This is my first experience working in the lodging industry and while I have had the fortune to work with the Antlers as the official condo hotel of both the Bravo! Vail music festival and Vail Symposium, there has still been a lot for me to take in.

I feel very fortunate to be working here as a part of the Antlers family, and to get to experience to some extent what our owners and guests get to experience. My first week here our Grand Poobah (aka Rob) shared an informal SWOT analysis with me. The top item on the strengths list was “location”. But I don’t think that does it justice. It is really more like the very best access to all that Vail has to offer, and that is a lot.

The antlers-bedecked cruiser bikes are free for guests. A fun way to tour the village!

The antlers-bedecked cruiser bikes are free for guests. A fun way to tour the village!

 

Two weekends ago my family came into town for the Vail Rec District’s Easter egg hunt. We parked here at the Antlers, enjoyed the Easter activities and then stopped back in at the lobby to enjoy some conversation, coffee and hot chocolate for our daughter before heading home. Last weekend we took our daughter up skiing. Of course, everyone knows the convenient proximity of the Antlers to the gondola. Earlier this week I needed to run to the bank. Instead of getting in the car and driving, I grabbed one of the free antlers-bedecked cruiser bikes and enjoyed a refreshing ride through town. As a long-time Vail local, working here reminds me of all the reasons that I live here. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to bringing my hiking boots in and enjoying some impromptu Vail hikes this summer!

Posted by: Liana, the new marketing gal

World Pond Skimming Championships at “Lake Golden Peak” April 14

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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

I’m the new marketing gal at the Antlers and am excited to have a platform here at the Antlers to share some of my favorite things about this unique community that I’ve chosen to call home.

Vail’s winter season boasts some pretty spectacular events from amazing concerts and fireworks to fabulously fun New Year’s parties. But ski season isn’t over yet and one of my most favorite events will be here next weekend: the legendary World Pond Skimming Championships, which returns to “Lake Golden Peak” on April 14.

The annual competition entails floatable (and sometimes sinkable) athletes launching themselves off an on-snow jump onto an icy pond in attempt to successfully exit the pond on both feet. There is no best costume trophy, but there should be. All of these very talented athletes also know how to have fun by dressing up in some pretty funny costumes.

Pond Skimming is a part of Spring Back to Vail, the biggest end of season bash in the Rocky Mountains. Most people probably come to Spring Back to Vail for the jam-packed schedule of headliner concerts, but I’d make the trip just for the Pond Skimming.

Also, another favorite is the Taste of Vail. New to this year’s extravaganza was the Nordic Wine Sampler (happening as I post this) where participants cross country ski or snowshoe around the Vail Nordic Center while stopping at various stations for wine and cheese. It is followed Thursday, by the 9th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-off and Après Ski Tasting in the heart of Vail Village, which can be fun for the whole family. Taste of Vail continues with the Mountaintop Picnic Friday and concludes with the Grand Tasting Saturday and lots of specialty seminars in between.

Posted by: Liana, the Antlers New Marketing Gal

Annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines at Vail Cascade

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

If you are looking for something a little different to do this weekend and really like beer, the annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines festival is starting Thursday January 10th at the Vail Cascade hotel. In it’s 13th year here in Vail this festival is different from most mainly because the 2 main criteria for the beers is they must be Belgian style and must be more than 7% alcohol! It features a homebrewers competition, beer paring dinners, and tasting for the public on Saturday afternoon.  For more information and to purchase tickets to events visit their website here. Want to be even more adventurous check out two of our local breweries Crazy Mountain Brewery located in Edwards Colorado has a tasting room. Bonfire Brewing CO located in Eagle Colorado has a bar and tasting room, they do have live music sometimes on the weekends.

Art Fest, BBQ and One Tough Mudder

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The Vail Valley is exploding with events this weekend!

The Vail Arts Festival kicks off on Friday in Lionshead Village with over 60 vendors. This open air market is a great place to pick up a new sculpture or a hand made piece of jewelry. The festival runs until Sunday.

The 4th Annual BBQ Bonanza is Saturday and Sunday in Vail Village with live music, BBQ and a pig race.  Swing by and grab some BBQ from local restaurants as they compete for the coveted title of Vail’s Best BBQ!

Beaver Creek welcomes the Tough Mudder competition Saturday and Sunday. Tough Mudder is not your average mud or endurance race. Participants go through 7-12 miles of obstacles designed by British Special forces. Spectator tickets are a suggest donation of $15 with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The summer festival season is about to begin starting with the Blues, Brews and BBQ happening Memorial Day weekend in Beaver Creek. Enjoy live music and BBQ from around the country! Beaver Creek is also kicking off its summer culinary demonstration series the same weekend.

Amy, Darci, and Katie enjoying a brew!

Free Events Schedule:

12:00 – 6:00pm:  Brews and BBQ on the plaza
12:00 – 4:00pm:  Kids activities
12:00pm, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm:  Culinary Demonstrations

Free Entertainment Schedule:
Saturday, May 28
12:00pm - 2:00pm Tommy Thomas & the Working Man’s Band
2:30pm – 4:00pm Seth Walker
4:30pm – 6:00pm Eric Lindell

Sunday, May 29
12:00pm - 2:00pm Seth Walker
2:30pm – 4:00pm Tommy Thomas & the Working Man’s Band
4:30pm – 6:00pm Eric Lindell

 

Its Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas…..(Dec. 18-25)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

The holidays in Vail can be a magical combination.  This year looks to be better than ever with Vail’s, week long,  Holidaze celebration.  The holiday activities include Snowman decorating, kids glow stick parties, and free concerts by Milkshake and Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could.  Got a sweet tooth?  I hope so, because Brownies and Candy Canes will be given away at the base areas all week.  All these fun, family activities, along with some great early season snow, promise to make Vail “the place to be” this holiday season.

These Are The Daze (Dec. 6-12)

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It’s Vail… it’s Snowing…. and the Daze are growing shorter.  That must mean that Vail’s Snow Daze are nearly upon us.  This annual event kicks off December 6th and runs thru the 12th.  Activities include concerts, street and apres party’s,  and the return of the Dummy Demolition Derby.   A nice variety of top musical talent will bring sweet music to everyones ears.  Musical acts include Mix Master Mike(Dec. 9) at the Solaris, Dwight Yoakam(Dec. 10) in Vail Village, O.A.R.(Dec. 11) at Ford Park, and finally Weezer(Dec. 12th) at Ford Park.  The price is right too, as all of the shows are free.  So come out and help us celebrate the 2010/11 ski season in grand Vail style.  Check out the Vail Snow Daze website(www.vail.com\snowdaze) to get specific details and more info.

Vail Rotary Duck Race

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 5, 2010, at 2:00 PM.

Presented by the Marketplace on Meadow Drive

Thousands of rubber ducks travel through the heart of Vail on Gore Creek once a year for The Vail Rotary Duck Race!


The rubber ducks, which sell for $5 each, are dropped into the Gore Creek Sunday at the Covered Bridge. The ducks then float quickly down the creek toward the finish line at the International Bridge. The first 20 ducks to finish win prizes for their owners. The money raised goes toward the Salvation Army’s food bank, scholarships for local students and the Children’s Medical Voucher Program, which gives local children without health insurance vouchers for medical care. The Antlers at Vail will be purchasing a large amount to help out as always and we’re still offering 15% off your Vail room rate for Labor Day Weekend! So, if you’re looking for a great option for Labor Day Weekend, pack up the kids and head to Vail.

Vail Firefighters Combat Challenge at Altitude

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Vail Firefighter Combat Challenge, August 28 – 29, 2010
The “toughest 2 minutes in sports” Vail Firefighter Combat Challenge is scheduled for Ford Park parking lot on August 28-29, beginning at noon on Saturday the 28th at 10am on Sunday the 29th. There will be a special “Kids’ Firefighter Combat Challenge” that the kids will love. Bring the family.

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge provides a snapshot of one of the most physically demanding and respected of occupations.  It is an intense, spirited competition that demonstrates to the viewing public the nature of the job – and no job is more dependant upon the physical prowess of its work force.  The Challenge is an embodiment of the essence of firefighting – an urgent race against time, and time is the mortal enemy of firefighters as fire doubles in size every 90 seconds!  Visit www.firefighterchallenge.com for more information.


Family Afternoon Club

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

This Friday, Aug. 13th  is the final Family Afternoon Club (FAC) of the 2010 summer season!

The Lionshead Family Afternoon Club is in Lionshead Village on Friday from 5pm-8pm. An event for the entire family! Featuring a wide array of kids’ activities and much, much more; this FAC offers entertainment for all ages. Located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, 150 yards from The Antlers at Vail. There are many family friendly games and activities. Guests can easily take in the incredible atmosphere and breathtaking views in a truly family focused event in the Lionshead Village.

If you like a great family friendly atmosphere, and some food and drinks at a reasonable price, then head on over to the base of the gondola and have a great time!

Family enjoying FAC