Activities, Vail

6th Annual Vail Summer Bluegrass Series Reveals Lineup, Venue Change

  (Vail, Colo.) March 18, 2019 – Mountain biking. Trout fishing. The Epic Discovery Course. Tubing (yes, summer tubing). The summer in Vail offers no shortage of entertainment and fun, on-mountain and in town. One of Town’s hidden gems for the past five summers has been the Bluegrass Series, which has hosted a number of world-class artists including the Travelin’ McCourys, Tyler Childers, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Sarah Jarosz and more. 2019 Lineup For its sixth iteration, Vail Bluegrass is proud to reveal its complete music lineup featuring a number of bands who are Vail summer vets, as well as some new talent. The 2019 series kicks off on June 26 with a headlining performance by Trout Steak Revival with support from Denver’s Chain Station. On July 3, Jeremy Garrett (of the Infamous Stringdusters) will be joined by a soon-to-be-announced group of “friends” with support by Meadow Mountain. Appalachian bluegrassers, the Hackensaw Boys stop in Vail in part of their 20th anniversary […]


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 […]

Activities, Vail

Vail Mountain Opens Blue Sky Basin

VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 29, 2018 – After receiving an additional four inches of snow overnight and more in the forecast through the weekend, Vail Mountain opened Blue Sky Basin today. This is the second-earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history, behind only the Nov. 25, 2002 opening. Vail is now offering 4,200 skiable acres of terrain, the most currently open in North America.   “There is no doubt that Vail is the place to be for the holidays. We have almost 80 percent of the resort’s terrain open, and it is still November,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “This is the strongest start to a season that we’ve seen in decades, and it is only looking to improve with more snow expected over the weekend. This is going to be a legendary season.”   Belle’s Camp in Blue Sky Basin is now open for daily operations, […]

Activities, Vail

Vail Resorts Opens China and Tea Cup Bowls!

Vail Mountain Offering Most Open Terrain in North America Resort Opens China and Tea Cup Bowls VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 26, 2018 – Continuing its legendary start to the 2018-2019 season, Vail Mountain opened China Bowl and Tea Cup Bowl today, with plans to open terrain in Siberia Bowl on Tuesday. This expansion increases the resort’s open skiable acreage to 3,348, the most in North America.   “To have the most skiable terrain in North America right now is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our mountain operations teams, as well as the help we’ve seen from Mother Nature this season,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “There is more snow in the forecast, and we anticipate opening additional terrain in the coming week. As we look forward, Vail is definitely the place to be this December.”   This weekend, when Vail opened its legendary Back […]


Mountain Express Fill the Van

Help Epic Mountain Express Fill the Van on Saturday, Nov. 3   The 2017 Fill the Van drive collected more than $12,000 in cash and more than 27,000 pounds in food donations for Colorado food banks   EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 1, 2018 – Epic Mountain Express will host its 21st Annual “Fill the Van” food drive on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when thousands of pounds of food will be collected across Colorado’s mountain communities for food banks. Epic Mountain Express vans will be parked outside of grocery stores throughout Summit County and Eagle County and Colorado Mountain Express vans will be at Roaring Fork Valley collection sites.   As part of the joint fundraising effort between Epic Mountain Express, Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the Vail, Avon, and Eagle Police Departments, and Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, the collected donations will remain in the county in which they […]

Summer Activites, Vail

Vail Mountain to Open for Summer Operations on Friday

  VAIL, Colo. – May 30, 2018 – Vail Mountain will open for summer scenic rides and dining on Friday, June 1, 2018 with access to Gondola One out of Vail Village during the weekend. Operations will expand to daily mountain access via Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead Village on Friday, June 8, 2018. Epic Discovery will open for the third summer at Vail Mountain on Friday, June 8, 2018. New this summer, The Scout Sampler Pass will give children access to the Kid’s Play Area, a structure specifically for Vail’s youngest guests. The play area includes a log balance beam, log crawl tunnel, log steppers, and a rock climbing boulder. Also new this summer is the Family Adventure Pack; buy three Adventure Passes and receive the lowest-priced fourth for free. The Kids Ride Free Program, which provides kids ages 12 and younger free access up the […]


Win a Dream Getaway Vacation to Vail!

In 3 days you could be the lucky winner of a dream getaway vacation to Vail!  Buy your tickets today! (Tickets are $25 apiece or $100 for five tickets) If you win, your Dream Getaway Vacation includes*: The raffle winner will receive: A seven-night stay for two at the luxurious Four Seasons in Vail, including daily breakfast for two. A 2.5 hour couples’ spa treatment at the Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Vail Six days of complimentary lift tickets for two A snowmobile (winter) or ATV (summer) tour with NOVA Guides for two Open ice skating and skate rentals Certificates for dining at five of Vail and Beaver Creek’s best restaurants: Terra Bistro, Campo de Fiori, Lancelot, Grouse Mountain Grill and either Sweet Basil or Mountain Standard Arrive in style: winners will have the use of a Tesla for three days. Airfare is not included in this package. Winner can […]


The 48th Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap

OCTOBER 20-22 DOBSON ICE ARENA – LIONSHEAD, VAIL THE LOCALS PLACE TO GET NEW AND USED GEAR 48th Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap benefiting Ski & Snowboard Club Vail ABOUT THE EVENT / The Annual Ski & Snowboard SWAP is back for its 48th year! Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Annual Ski & Snowboard SWAP is the best place to find all you need for the upcoming winter. Products include everything from alpine, snowboard, telemark and nordic equipment. All ranges of winter clothing and accessories such as helmets, gloves and goggles will also be available for purchase. Vendors will have their best selection of new and used products at this years swap. Used gear from the general public will be available at great prices. ​ A percentage of the sales from the SWAP benefit Ski & Snowboard Club Vail which allows SSCV to continue its mission to inspire character growth and excellence […]

Activities, EVENTS, Vail

The 36th Fips-Mouche Fly Fishing World Championships

All this week September 11th-18th Vail is hosting the 36th Fips-Mouche Fly Fishing World Championships. The town hosted the opening ceremony and will be hosting the closing ceremony. Tickets are available at Driving along the highway you may have noticed flags along the river. These are sectors of water where the teams will be competing. There are five sectors; Sector I is located near Wolcott, Eagle River Upper. Sector II is located in Gypsum on Gypsum Ponds, Eagle River Lower. Sector III is on the Colorado River near Dotsero. Sector IV is located on Sylvan Lake. Lastly, Sector V is located on Blue River. There are loch sectors and river sectors. Twenty five different teams are competing in the Championship from all over the world. Australia, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South […]