Blues, Brews, and BBQ

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

 

Ski Joring

If you are looking for something a little different to do on a weekend,  I suggest if at all possible heading to Leadville Colorado when they are having their annual Ski Joring event. It typically happens in March and I had the chance to attend this weekend and what fun it was. As someone who grew up ridding horses and skiing I can’t believe I never got involved in this long before now but I guess they just don’t do things like this in New Mexico! The town spends several day putting snow back on the main street packing it down and building jumps. There are two different courses depending on skill level Sport skiers have higher jumps than the Open registration and Legend skiers. They even have a children event (they get pulled by snowmobiles at a much slower pace).

 

Leadville is a nice little town to spend a day in and a short drive from Vail, dress warm and take your camera. I’m off to start training my horses for next years event!

Mike Fries

2010 Ski Joring Champion Mike Fries

 

 

The Dogs of Winter, December 17th – Antlers at Vail

Come visit us for a casual, funfilled afternoon celebrating the wintery breeds.  Bring your Husky, Bernie, St. Bernard or Elkhound.

Interlopers like Cavalier Kings, Min-Pins and yes, even wiener dogs will be graciously tolerated.

Come one, come all.  Have a cup of hot wine and a dog biscuit.  You decide who gets what.

Pictures with Santa Paws, a prize drawing for a Vail dog sled trip, but mostly just some howling good conversation (who’s your vet?)

Friday, December 17th from  2:00-5:00pm in the Antlers at Vail hotel courtyard.  For those that need a room, we are offering a  special with a twist.  A mountain view Studio suite that night is $280.  Instead of the normal $15 extra for pets, if you bring your dog it’s $15 LESS … $265.  Free upgrade to a one-bedroom condo if requested.  You’ll have to call us direct at 888-268-5377 to book this special day.   Entry to event in the courtyard is free.

                                Maggie, the Antlers wonderdog

These Are The Daze (Dec. 6-12)

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.

Snow falling on Antlers

With the snow finally falling this morning here in Vail and Loveland Mountain and A-Basin opening this weekend, I think it’s safe to say the winter ski season has begun! Snow on The BattleSo get out your skis and boards and gear up! If you know you are going to ski or ride more than 7 days this season there is still time to get an Epic Pass , it is the best deal, and if you have to travel to get here there are some great specials out there. Vail Snowdaze has an amazing lineup this year with some good hotel specials and you can’t beat free concerts! Vail is also introducing a new family oriented festival called Vail Holidaze, from December 18th to 25th.

There is still time to recieve “Book By November 1st” specials here at the Antlers

How to make healthy treats for your dog

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.

Health and Wellness Yoga Class and Lunch

For the Week of September 27 – October 3 Antlers will be feature some activites to help you and your family get back to “nature” first is a Yoga class lead by instructor Tracy Long, this class will be for beginner and and experienced a like followed by a lunch presented by Antlers in house caterer Chef Barry Robinson. Over lunch participants will learn about some healthy cooking techniques and Chef Barry will share some of his favorite healthy recipes.

When: Saturday October 2, 2010
Time: Yoga 10:00am to 11:15am Lunch starting at 11:30am.
Where: Antlers at Vail Swimming Pool Deck (weather permitting)
Cost: Lodging Package $170.00 for a studio condominium and 1 space for yoga and Lunch.
The fee for additional attendees or guests without lodging is $50 (including Yoga Class and Lunch
 
 

Vail Oktoberfest Starts This Weekend!

The famous German beer festival comes to Vail’s Lionshead Mall and Vail Village. Grab yourself a stein of beer and put on your lederhosen for the Vail Oktoberfest – two full weekends of Germanic fun. Brat-eating and yodeling are included.

Details: The Vail Oktoberfest celebrates everything German, from fantastic beers, to authentic cuisine. There will be an Oom Pah Celebration, live bands, dancing, keg bowling, a brat eating contest, and beers from the famous local breweries. This year, the Town of Vail has decided to extend this fantastic festival into two weekends. The festivities begin on the weekend of September 10-12, and continue the following weekend of September 17-19.  The celebration is lively and offers plenty of events and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Brat eating Contest: If you have an appetite for German sausage, than you should definitely sign up to compete in this year’s Brat eating contest. You can sign up for free each Saturday and Sunday at the Vail Oktoberfest. Participants will have three minuets to try to eat as many bratwursts as possible in the attempt to be named the brat eating champion!

Oktoberfest Fun Run: If you are feeling like getting some exercise after eating greasy German cuisine and drinking fantastic beer, the Oktoberfest Fun Run may be your answer. The run starts on Sunday morning, September 19th at 9:00am in front of Checkpoint Charlies. You can choose to do the 10K, the 5K run/walk/rollerblade, or there is a race especially for the kids. You can register for the Fun Run online or in person on the day of the race. Registration costs $20 online, or $25 on the day of the race. Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to participate costs only $10 to register. The first 150 people who register for the Fun Run will get a limited edition T-shirt. The Fun Run raises money for the Children’s Garden of Learning, which is a fantastic cause, and yet another reason to get up and get active after a big day of eating and drinking!

Music at the Oktoberfest: You can jam out to FREE music during both weekends of this year’s Oktoberfest. No tickets will be sold. But be sure to note that no glass containers, chairs, dogs, or coolers will be allowed.

Click here for a full schedule of events.

You must be at least 21 years old to enjoy the alcoholic beverages provided at the Vail Oktoberfest

A Place at Carlotta’s Table

A group of 9 African American students, more commonly know today as the Little Rock 9, were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. These students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school until the intervention of  President Eisenhower. Despite the violence and hardships all 9 students were eventually allowed to attend the formerly all white school under the protection of the U.S. Armed Forces. On September 1st several Antlers employees, owners and friends were treated to a luncheon at the Park Hyatt supported by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The Vail Valley luncheon was titled, A Place at Carlotta’s Table: Education & Civil Rights. The key speaker was Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock 9. She was inspirational and a true role model. It was a wonderful presentation, incredibly educational and moving. Susan Hagy Humphry, Antlers condo owner, said, ” The Women’s Foundation has a commitment to make a difference in the lives and education of as many children as possible. There wasn’t a single person in the room that wasn’t touched by the speakers.”

Eliza, Rob and Darla

Rob and 9 of his favorite women

All Smiles

Vail Rotary Duck Race

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.