Vail Dance Festival

2018 VAIL DANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

JULY 28 - AUGUST 11

The Vail Valley is known for its world-class mountains and year-round outdoor activities, but our community also places arts and cultural events high on our list of “must-haves.” The Vail Valley Foundation plays an integral role in this endeavor and they say, “In the arts, we ensure that the broadest spectrum of the performing arts has a place in our community.”

The Vail Dance Festival was established in 1989 and is celebrating its 30th year in the Valley! Featuring both performances and educational elements, this event firmly established the Vail Valley as one of the top summer dance destinations in the world.

This year the American Ballet Theatre makes its official debut at the festival in a program showcasing choreographers who have helped shape the company’s identity over the years.

CLICK HERE for a full performance schedule, information about master classes and workshops, and to purchase tickets.  

The Vail Valley: A Golfer's Paradise

 Red Sky Golf Club | Vail Resorts

Red Sky Golf Club | Vail Resorts

The Vail Valley is obviously known for being one of the most incredible ski resort destinations in the World, but summer is quickly becoming just as popular. With activities such as hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing and golf, the recreation is truly endless. 

Speaking of golf, did you know that there are 17 championship golf courses within a 38-mile radius, and half of them are open to the public! One thing I love about our courses is they are all so unique and offer their own beauty and challenges, keeping you on your toes. The region's golf courses were designed by some of the game's biggest names, like Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, and Tom Fazio. 

If you are just dipping your toe in the proverbial golf pool there are tons of more casual/social events to break in to the golf scene like Buckets and Brews. Every Thursday night from 5-7PM at the EagleVail Golf Club you can pay $10 for a bucket of balls and 2 draft beers! Plus there are weekly beer and prize sponsors to keep it exciting. CLICK HERE for more details.

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I had the pleasure of playing at Frost Creek yesterday and it was honestly one of the most picturesque rounds I have ever played. The mountains and valleys are breathtaking - it looks like Jurassic Park out there! 

To learn more about all of the courses in the Vail Valley click here.

-Carling

 

GoPro Mountain Games | MUSIC

TURN IT UP

The 2018 GoPro Mountain Games will feature three nights of FREE concerts at the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail for GoPro Mountains of Music. Beginning at 6pm, The Amp will come alive with DJs and bands, winding down from a day of outdoor sport and lifestyle in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


THURSDAY | JUNE 7 | 8:45PM | CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

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TRAILBLAZING REFRESHING ROCK N ROLL

On tour with their latest studio album "Barefoot In The Head" pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. Over spilling and stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the band is tuned into the same sonic wavelength. 


FRIDAY | JUNE 8 | 9:00PM | ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES

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SOUTHERN SOUL REVIVAL

The groups new album features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Blending 60's soul fire with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie, and Price is truely unique.


SATURDAY | JUNE 9 | 9:00PM | THE WOOD BROTHERS

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COUNTRY FOLK MEETS ELECTRIFIED BLUES FUNK

The band's sixth album "One Drop of Truth" is said to be their most dynamic recording to date. Brother's Chris and Oliver come from Boulder, Colorado and are sure to bring the house down. 


For a full rundown of all of the music including the long list of talented opening acts CLICK HERE

GoPro Mountain Games

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

JUNE 7-10 | VAIL, CO 


The Mountain Games has continued to grow each year and is looked upon as the top national event within the Outdoor Industry. The 2017 event saw a significant growth in athlete attendance with more than 3,300 participants and overall spectator attendance was estimated at 73,680. Under human power, outdoor athletes compete in 11 sports and 27 disciplines for over $120,000 in prize money. Lifestyle events include: the GoPro Outdoor Reels film series, the Mountain Click photography competition, and interactive expo area, Gear Town, the Mountains of Music concert series and the Outside Adventure Film School.

PINK VAIL

THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SKI DAY TO CONQUER CANCER

Saturday, March 24 at Golden Peak in Vail, CO

Pink Vail is one of Vail’s most anticipated events of the season and the only one of its kind. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, Pink Vail participants register here and ask their friends and family to make a donation on their behalf. Pink Vail is a fundraiser that brings nearly 3,000 people, dressed in pink, together on Vail Mountain for an all-day event with live music, deck parties, costume contest and more. Participants range in age from 1 to 85 years old, and many of them don’t even ski on the day of the event. 

Pink Vail proceeds benefit all patients at Shaw Cancer Center through enhancements to patient care and by funding our Spirit of Survival program, providing all patients the opportunity to receive free exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, massages, acupuncture, outdoor adventures and much more. These unique services can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life, but are not typically covered by insurance. 

BURTON US OPEN

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The 2018 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return to Vail Mountain, bringing with them the best snowboarders in the world competing to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding. Olympic Medalists such as Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Aymu Hirano, Jamie Anderson and many more will battle it out to make snowboarding history in 2018. The action continues off the snow from Wednesday onwards with an epic sponsor village, nightly concerts in Vail Village, and The US Open of Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink. Visit BurtonUSOpen.com for more information.

Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend | POST 2

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JANUARY 18-21

Enjoy experiences ranging from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, and get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing.

Work up an appetite snowshoeing through stunning McCoy Park, then indulge yourself at a perfectly-paired gourmet lunch. Kick back in your ski boots and enjoy a unique après affair in Beaver Creek Village. Seize the opportunity to tackle the mountain with expert instructors at the ever-popular Ski.Eat.Ski. and then relax into a luxurious fine dining experience with hand-selected wines. Raise a glass at Saturday’s Grand Tasting, the ultimate food and drink celebration.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Saturday | January 20 

SKI.EAT.SKI | 9:30 - 2:00PM

Join Beaver Creek’s renowned ski and snowboard instructors for a morning of exploring intermediate and advanced trails on the mountain, and pick up some new technique tips along the way. After challenging yourself in the snow, warm up and relax at Zach’s Cabin, perched on the mountain above Bachelor Gulch. Savor a gourmet lunch prepared by Denver-based guest chef and James Beard Award winner Jennifer Jasinski and Executive Chef Ron Jackson paired with unique wines from Scar of the Sea Winery to complete this elevated on-mountain experience. 

COOKING DEMO & LUNCH WITH ALEX GUARNASCHELLI | 11:00 - 2:00PM

At this exclusive cooking class, watch as guest chef and Food Network’s Alex Guarnaschelli works culinary magic at Splendido at the Chateau’s spectacular demonstration kitchen. 

PIZZA & PROSECCO | 3:00PM - 6:00PM

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Dine on pizza and sip prosecco and prosecco cocktails available for purchase throughout the Village as you listen to live music from the Tony Gulizia Trio and enjoy Beaver Creek’s best shopping. Enjoy complimentary tastings of Bisol Prosecco while supplies last. 

GRAND TASTING | 7:00 - 10:00PM

Savor outstanding bites, treats, and libations at the Grand Tasting, the event that showcases premiere chefs from Beaver Creek and guest chefs from throughout the country, including Marco Canora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Diego Isunza, Jennifer Jasinski, Jonathan Waxman. Hand selected wines, spirits, and beers are paired perfectly with dishes from more than twenty Chefs and restaurants. All of the top talent from each event of Winter Culinary Weekend will be under one roof, dazzling guests with their best. Revel in the ultimate party of Winter Culinary Weekend while you eat, drink, and dance to live music. 

 

Sunday | January 21 

SUNSET SNOWHOE & SUNDAY SUPPER | 3:30 - 9:00PM

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Beaver Creek’s exclusive and luxurious on-mountain log cabin is open for a rare culinary treat. Enjoy gorgeous sunset views on your guided snowshoe excursion from Beaver Creek Village to Allie's Cabin. You'll be greeted with cozy slippers and a warm drink. Savor hand-selected wines from Schweiger Vineyards paired with a gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef Kirk Weems. Winemaker Andy Schweiger will discuss the pairings and his multi-generation winery with a father/son grower/winemaker team who have been working together for over twenty years. Cap off your night with a sleigh ride back to Beaver Creek Village to conclude a memorable weekend.

NOT EXACTLY ROUGHING IT!

CLICK HERE for more event information and to purchase tickets.

Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend

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JANUARY 18-21

Enjoy experiences ranging from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, and get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing.

Work up an appetite snowshoeing through stunning McCoy Park, then indulge yourself at a perfectly-paired gourmet lunch. Kick back in your ski boots and enjoy a unique après affair in Beaver Creek Village. Seize the opportunity to tackle the mountain with expert instructors at the ever-popular Ski.Eat.Ski. and then relax into a luxurious fine dining experience with hand-selected wines. Raise a glass at Saturday’s Grand Tasting, the ultimate food and drink celebration.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Thursday | January 18 

MEXICO MEETS THE MOUNTAINS | 7:00-10:00PM

Enjoy a tequila-paired dinner with dishes from Chef Diego Insunza of Mexico City paired with hand-selected tequila from Herradura. 

 

Friday | January 19 

FIRST TRACKS & GOURMET BREAKFAST | 7:30 - 10:00AM

Do you dream of being one of the first skiers on the mountain, enjoying perfectly groomed runs at sunrise? Beaver Creek First Tracks gives guests the opportunity to enjoy unmatched access, boarding the Centennial Express Lift an hour before the mountain opens to the public. 

GUIDED SNOWSHOE EXCURSION & LUNCH | 9:30AM - 2:00PM

Your morning will feature a guided snowshoe tour in one of Beaver Creek's most stunning, pristine settings—the secluded Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center and McCoy Park, home to over 30 kilometers of beautiful trails.

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BURGERS & BEERS | 3:00PM - 6:00PM

After your day skiing or snowboarding, enjoy Burgers & Beers in Beaver Creek Village. Enjoy live music and sample a variety of delicious burgers and beers available for purchase throughout the Village.

GUEST CHEF DINNER WITH JONATHAN WAXMAN | 6:30-10:00PM

In the elegant surroundings of the Chateau, join Splendido’s Executive Chef Brian Ackerman and guest chef and James Beard Award winner Jonathan Waxman for a luxurious multi-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings from Huneeus Wines and Quintessa.

MULES & MANHATTANS | 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Tell the doorman the password for entry to the Speakeasy. Sip on hand-crafted cocktails from Woodford Reserve and Marble Distilling, nibble on inspired hors d’oeuvres and kick up your heels to a live swing band. 

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY events in the next post! For more information about this awesome event and how to get tickets CLICK HERE.