Vail Mountain to Host Three Interdenominational Easter Sunday Services

Town of Vail to provide complimentary parking in Lionshead for early service attendees   VAIL, Colo. – April 9, 2019 – Vail Mountain will host its annual interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6 a.m. inside at Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will open to the public at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead. Complimentary baked goods and beverages will be provided for attendees. In addition, there will be two afternoon Easter services outside at Eagle’s Nest, which are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Simonton Deck (also known as the Holy Cross observation deck).   For those planning to attend the Easter sunrise service, the Town of Vail will be offering free parking for vehicles that enter the Lionshead parking structure after 5 a.m. and depart prior to 10 a.m. Upon departure, attendees should inform the parking booth attendants they were […]


Full Band Lineup Announced for Spring Back to Vail

Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd to join Gov’t Mule VAIL, Colo. – March 8, 2019 – Spring Back to Vail 2019 is excited to announce Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd will be performing on Saturday, April 13, joining Gov’t Mule on Friday, April 12, with free concerts at Ford Park presented by Bud Light, both starting at 6pm.   “We are so excited to culminate an amazing ski season with such a terrific closing event like Spring Back to Vail,” said Mayor Dave Chapin. “Spring Back truly offers so much activation throughout Vail with live music, lodging specials and merchant involvement, which is a primary reason for the town supporting it like we do. After such a great snow year, to close out our season with such a strong, fun, music line-up is really something special.”   Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, UK reggae legends, Steel Pulse, emerge with musical […]

Beaver Creek, EVENTS

16th-Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Kicks Off Summer on May 24-26, 2019

Headliners Los Lobos and Larkin Poe to Perform at Festival   BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – March 6, 2019 – This Memorial Day weekend, Beaver Creek Resort kicks off summer with the 16th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. The signature event returns for another year to celebrate Colorado’s best brews and Kansas City’s best BBQ amidst the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Join us May 24-26 to welcome warmer weather, treat your taste buds and groove to the blues in Beaver Creek. Live Blues Featuring three full days of live blues performances, the festival is excited to announce headlining performances by Larkin Poe and Los Lobos on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, respectively. Larkin Poe are a singer-songwriter duo of sisters with a gritty, soulful sound flavored by their Southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently based in Nashville, Rebecca and Megan Lovell are descendants of the […]


Extraordinary Events Welcome Families to Beaver Creek this February

  Beaver Creek Celebrates the Best of America during Beaver Creek Extraordinaire presents Spangled BalletX World Premiere slated for Feb. 9 at Vilar Performing Arts Center Talons Challenge returns on Feb. 23   BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Feb. 6, 2019 – Following an extraordinary start to the ski and snowboard season, Beaver Creek Resort welcomes families during the month of February to new and returning events, including a boundary-pushing ballet performance and complimentary activities.   Beaver Creek Extraordinaire presents Spangled Families will enjoy a festive and light-hearted celebration of America during Presidents Weekend, with events inspired by American heritage, classic American music, and the American Ski Culture.   Event Schedule: National Statesmen | Feb. 15, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy sculptures of American presidents and heritage and make a snow angel at the official snow angel park.   Ceremony of Lights | Feb. 16, 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the patriotic pride of Presidents […]

Chef Profile


What makes a great chef? Talent and creativity, of course, and always at least a dash of passion. The must-have ingredient, however, eludes taste or presentation and simmers from a deeper area of experience in the industry. It’s that which life measures, not a spoon or a cup, and what David Gutowski accounts for his journey and success as an executive chef in Beaver Creek. It’s work ethic “If you want something, work hard and go get it,” says Gutowski. “I did it—I’m a perfect example. You can thrive in this town; it may cost you a powder day.” And that’s not to say that Gutowski doesn’t get out and enjoy thigh-deep turns on his snowboard when he can carve out the time. He moved to the mountains for his love of the sport, but now as a full-time executive chef with a house, a family and all the expenses […]



Supposedly a man named Gennaro Lombardi opened the first “said” pizzeria in New York City in 1905. An employee of his, Antonio Totonno Pero, began making pizza which sold for five cents. But since many people couldn’t afford the cost of a whole pie, they would say how much they could pay and were given a slice corresponding to the amount offered. Hence, a slice was born. And nowhere is pizza more part of the city than in Philadelphia, home to one of the largest concentrations of Italian-Americans in the nation. They revel in their celebs, like singers Frankie Avalon, Jim Croce, jazz impresario Buddy Greco, actors Bradley Cooper and Sylvester Stallone and baseball Hall of Famer, Roy Campanella, to name a few paisans. And the Italian lexicon can be heard all over South Philly. Figurati (fuhgedaboudit), Goomba (buddy), Chooch (someone who never amounted to much). The ambience of the […]

Vail Jazz Festival

Vail Jazz Festival

    TICKETS CALENDAR EDUCATION DONATE Thursday 8/16, 6:00pm: Thursday 8/16: At just 23, Veronica’s style and vocal talent is way beyond her years, captivating audiences with American Songbook, bebop and vocalese classics. Joined by piano prodigy Emmet Cohen and Vail Jazz Workshop alums Russel Hall (’10) on bass and Evan Sherman (’09) on drums, who will provide creative and sensational collaborations at their Vail Jazz @ Vail Square performance. ALMOST SOLD OUT! BUY TICKETS For five days over Labor Day weekend, the Vail Jazz Party brings over 35 jazz heavyweights to play together in riveting main stage performances, captivating jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Each week we’ll focus on one set that will take place at the Vail Jazz Party. This week, it’s James Morrison Plays the Lot taking place on Saturday, September 1st. “Doubling” on a similar instrument is rather common in the jazz world. Terell Stafford […]

Activities, Blog, EVENTS, Giving Back

Art, a Matter of Mind

  Monday Aug. 13, 2018   Quick Links   About the Organization Donate! Follow Us Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the most up-to-date information on the Symposium. Upcoming Events:   August 8.15.18 Art, a Matter of Mind 8.20.18 “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” Pulling Together the Exhibition September   9.6.18  Cyberwarfare: How Disruption Becomes Destruction   9.11.18  Rocky Roads or Smooth Sailing? A Discussion on the State of Transportation in Colorado   9.13.18  Russian Attacks on Democracy: What’s Next? 9.20.18  Enviromedics: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health   9.27.18  What’s Next for North Korea Policy? The Vail Symposium Raffle is back! Do you love Vail? Purchase a raffle ticket and you’re entered to win a unique prize package that gives you the opportunity to explore and enjoy one of the most spectacular destinations in the country. Buy your tickets today! (Tickets are $25 apiece or […]

Activities, Beaver Creek, EVENTS

Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival

12th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Returns Aug. 9-12   Beaver Creek, Colo., July 18, 2018 — The much anticipated wine, spirits and culinary event of the summer, the 12th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival returns August 9-12, nestled in the raw beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Beaver Creek, Colorado. This event incorporates culinary excellence with Beaver Creek’s longstanding traditions of outdoor adventures, health and wellness. Each event has a specialized theme and a location that pairs perfectly.   Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Schedule:   Thursday, August 9, 2018   Whiskey Wranglers at the Beaver Creek Rodeo 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Put on your boots and kick off Wine & Spirits weekend at the Beaver Creek Rodeo while sampling a variety of fine whiskeys from Laws Whiskey House (Denver, CO), Peach Street Distillers (Palisade, CO) and barbeque from Moe’s Original Bar B […]

Music, Vail Jazz Festival

Vail Jazz Fest

On Monday July 9th join Vail Jazz for an evening of exotic rhythms, sultry songs, and delectable cuisine, featuring ‘Brazilian jazz’ vocalist, Carol Bach-y-Rita. The evening is a benefit for Vail Jazz education programs-with a dazzling array of premiere silent and live auction items and a special fundraising appeal, we’ll celebrate, sing and sway to the music of Brazil while supporting the future of jazz education and artistic diversity of our valley. BUY TICKETS This Thursday, July 5th The Hot Sardines will open the Vail Jazz @ Vail Square series with a bang! The Hot Sardines bring a fresh, swingin’ take on hot jazz, and their style is “simply phenomenal, crisp musicianship going hand in hand with immaculate and witty showmanship.” (The Times, London) Hurry, tickets are almost sold out! BUY TICKETS   Be sure to catch Vail Jazz marching this Wednesday in the Vail America Days parade! The team will march […]