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.

 

Holidays in the Vail Valley: FAMILY EDITION

The holiday season is in full swing! You have your ugly sweater ready, your potlucks planned, and you are getting ready for your trip to Vail for the holidays! Here is what you need to know to make the most of  your time here:

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The Vail Holidays events kick off on Saturday, December 16 in Vail Village and will include festive events until the New Year. Events this year will include an (ugly) sweater run, Kris Kringle markets, the annual tree lighting, and much more! You and your family will be right at home in the holiday spirit!


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Beaver Creek turns into the holiday village of your children’s dreams during Winterfest! Fill their imaginations with visits with Santa, storytime, ice skating shows, ice carving demonstrations and more. They won’t soon forget these fun and free activities!


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CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Vilar Performing Arts Center | Beaver Creek | December 23


ADVENTURE RIDGE'S MOUNTAIN COASTER | Vail Mountain

Vail’s Adventure Ridge has their Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster open for the season! New this past summer, this roller coaster will take you and your kiddos through the woods on an adventure of a lifetime!

Birds of Prey 80's Ski Welcome Party

Want to win a three day VIP pass to the World Cup? Make sure to hit up the welcome party and bring your EPIC pass to be entered into a drawing. 

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80's Inspiration...

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Thursday, November 30

80’s Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety
4-7pm | Beaver Creek Village
5:00PM-5:45PM | Rewind: 80’s Cover Band
6:00-7:00PM | Ted Ligety Autograph Signing | Beaver Creek Village
6:15PM-7:00PM | Rewind: 80’s Cover Band
Live Music, Kettle Curling, Giveaways, Fireworks Finale Extravaganza


Friday, December 1

Super G Race
10:45am | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
12-6pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways

Live Music
1:00-1:45pm | Ben Hammond | Beaver Creek Village
2:15-3:00pm | Ben Hammond | Beaver Creek Village

FAC
3-6pm | BC Village
Live Music, Drink Specials & More!

Live Music
3:00-4:00pm | DJ Goldie | Beaver Creek Village
4:00-4:45pm | Twang Box | Beaver Creek Village
5:15-6:00pm | Twang Box | Beaver Creek Village

U.S. Ski Team Athlete Signing
4:00-5:00pm | Beaver Creek Village

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent
5:00pm | Vilar Performing Arts CenterPurchase tickets here.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent
8:00pm | Vilar Performing Arts Center
Purchase tickets here.


Saturday, December 2
Downhill Race
11:00am | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
12:00-6:00pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways

Live Music
1:00-1:45pm | Thunder and Rain | Beaver Creek Village
2:15-3:00pm | Thunder and Rain | Beaver Creek Village

Beers of Prey
3:00-6:00pm | BC Village
Winter Seasonal Tasting including exclusive special releases!
Tickets available at bcworldcup.com

Athlete Autograph Signing
4:00pm | Norwegian Ski Team | Gorsuch

Live Music
3:00-4:00pm | DJ Goldie | Beaver Creek Village
4:00-4:45pm | Tomahawk Fox | Beaver Creek Village
5:15-6:00pm | Tomahawk Fox | Beaver Creek Village

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent
5:00pm | Vilar Performing Arts Center
Purchase tickets here. 

Athlete Autograph Signing
5:30pm | Spyder Athletes | Beaver Creek Sports


Sunday, December 3
Giant Slalom Race
Run 1: 9:30am, Run 2: 12:45pm | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
10:00am – 3:00pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways

 

 

 

SeptemberFest

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If you love music, craft beer, yard games and small town fun, than SeptemberFest will be a highlight of your summer! This two-day street party is set in the heart of downtown Eagle Ranch and features delicious LOCAL craft beer, outdoor activities and games for the whole family, fantastic food vendors, and a musical line-up that will knock your socks off! I kid you not, two of these bands are playing at the famous RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE prior to their gigs in our backyard. 

Here just a few of the incredible talents that will be gracing the stage this weekend...

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FRUITION | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 8:30PM

I fell in love with this band when they were playing on a tiny side stage at the first WINTERWONDERGRASS Festival back in 2012 and have been following them ever since. This Oregon-based quintet has evolved from a bluegrass, string-centric group to a full-fledged R&B/rock band that will blow you away! P.S. they are opening for Greensky Bluegrass at Red Rocks the following night!


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MARCHFOURTH | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 6:30PM

MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.


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ANDERS OSBORNE | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 8:30PM

Fresh off of rocking the stage with Bonnie Rait at the TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL on 9/14, Anders is headlining RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER Friday night and then will be blowing doors off of Eagle, CO. "Osborne’s music is like blues bathed in West Coast sunshine and brotherly compassion. He’s a torchbearer for "


Make sure to CLICK HERE to get more information and make sure to pencil this spectacular event into your weekend agenda!

Vail Oktoberfest

Yes, it may only be September, but Vail's Oktoberfest will be in full swing over the next two weekends! 

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 The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement's Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest™ delights guests with Bavarian Beer, Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more. 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | LIONSHEAD

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Friday, September 8 – Lionshead Mall & Vail Square – 12PM-10PM

12PM  | Vail Oktoberfest™ Opens to Public
12-4PM  | Average German Band
4-6PM | Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band
6PM | Oktoberfest Opening Ceremony
6:15-7PM | Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band
7PM | Vail Vitality Center Stein Lifting Competition
7:30-9:30PM | Altitones
10PM | Oktoberfest Closes for the Day

Saturday, September 9 – Lionshead Mall & Vail Square – 12PM-10PM

12PM | Vail Oktoberfest Opens to Public
12-3PM | Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band
12-5PM | Bavarian Kinder Club Open
1-3PM | Denver Kickers Schuhplatters
2PM | Bavarian Costume Contest
3-3:30PM | Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contest
3:30-4PM  | Denver Kickers Schuhplatters
4-5PM | Adult Keg Bowling Contest
5-7PM | Average German Band
7PM | Vail Vitality Center Stein Lifting Competition
7:30-9:30PM | Rewind
10PM | Vail Oktoberfest Closes for the Day

Sunday, September 10 – Lionshead Mall & Vail Square – 12PM-6PM

12PM Vail Oktoberfest Opens to Public
12-3PM Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band
12-5PM Bavarian Kinder Club Open
1-5PM Denver Kickers Schuhplatters
2:30-3PM Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contest
3-4PM Average German Band
4-5PM Adult Keg Bowling Contest
5-6PM Average German Band
5:30PM Vail Vitality Center Stein Lifting Competition
6PM Vail Oktoberfest Closes for the Day

For more information visit www.vailoktoberfest.com

Hot Summer Nights | JoJo's Slim Wednesday

Crazy Mountain Brewery's Hot Summer Nights free concert series is one of the quintessential social events of the summer in Vail. Every Tuesday night locals and visitors head to The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to enjoy sunshine, picnics on the lawn and great live music ranging from rock to country to bluegrass and beyond!

This Tuesday, JoJo’s Slim Wednesday graces the stage, led by jazz keyboardist John (JoJo) Hermann, best known from Widespread Panic.