Activities, EVENTS

International Jazz Vocalist, Nicole Henry Performs for Vail Jazz

Nicole Henry Pays Tribute to the Great Ladies of Song Join us for an evening of elegance on July 11th, at 6 PM as dynamic vocalist Nicole Henry leads the original “Great Ladies of Song” benefit concert with returning Vail Jazz Alumni. The elegant evening will pay tribute to legendary jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, and Whitney Houston. Nicole is no stranger to the jazz world, with international performances in over 15 countries, and seven vocal jazz albums ranging from unique renditions of the Great American Songbook, to soulful hits of the 60s. Shortly after her debut in 2004, and she was awarded “Best New Jazz Artist”. More recently, Nicole was awarded by the Soul Train Awards for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance” in 2013. Vail Jazz is thrilled to welcome such a diverse, and humble artist to the stage. Sharing […]

Activities, Beaver Creek, EVENTS, Vail

Top 8 things to do in Vail this Spring

Vail has extended its season and will close on April 17th. The reason…wait for it… Over a 70″ base and the snow continues to fall. Over the past two weeks Vail has gotten over 2 feet of fresh powder. That alone will put smiles on every skier and snowboarder’s face. Now with the mountain staying open longer, what does this mean for you? Vail Valley Magazine has the answers of what to do over the next twelve days. See below for our list of the top eight things to do in Vail before closing day. 1. Get on the Mountain! The snow is epic and there are over 4,000 acres open. As I write this it is actually snowing. Let’s pair the great base, the new snow and that it is Spring. There is nothing better than skiing in your tshirt on a bluebird powder day. So get out there and […]

WinterWonderGrass Festival
Activities, EVENTS

WinterWonderGrass Festival of Fun

Fun was had by all at WinterWonderGrass in Avon, Colorado this weekend. Bring your unicorn onesie, your fluffy hat, your handlebar mustache, your vintage one-piece ski outfit but most importantly, bring your happy dancing shoes. Well, shoes that will enjoy alittle mud. The blue skies were radiant throughout the weekend which was the first ingredient to a fantastic Music Festival. Upon our arrival we walked into the brightly lit entrance and toured around the festival grounds. There was a buzz of energy in the foreground and a melodic trance of jamming music in the background. The variety of bluegrass music was energetic and fun but more importantly nonstop. You could choose to visit one of four venues within the confines of the WinterWonderGrass setting, the main stage and three large tented venues called, The Soapbox, Picken’ Perch and Jamboree. The more intimate tents offered libations as well as a cozy, comfortable warm […]

WinterWonderGrass Avon, Colorado

WinterWonderGrass in Avon, Colorado

Listening to Roots music and drinking craft beer at the base of Beaver Creek mountain. What a better way to spend the night out at the WinterWonderGrass Festival in Avon this weekend? Checkout the WinterWonderGrass website for more details. Kicking off with a beer tasting and running from 2 to 10 PM it’s a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon in the mountains. You can bring the kids too. Under 12 year old kids get in for free. There is a kids tent from 3 to 5 PM to keep them entertained. With four different stages in Nottingham Park, you need to get there early to enjoy a variety of bands, food trucks and an after party at Agave, right down the road. The music is blue and as the tagline says, the grass is green with this Spring like weather so don’t miss out!

Activities, Vail

Vail Powder Day. More than just an experience

Vail is the most visited resort in North America because it offers over 5,000 acres of skiable terrain, the lightest powder snow and an experience of a lifetime. When the perfect storm comes through the Vail Valley everyone has their eye on the prize. The prize is how many powder turns can you get in. This week was the best snow of the year. As of today, Vail received 12″ in the last 24 hours, 17″ in the last 48 hours and 29″ in the last 7 days. That’s almost 3 feet of snow in the last week! There is so much snow that the Eagle County Schools actually did something that they had only done twice since 1990…They closed the schools. Let’s talk about knee high powder and yes, the light fluffy kind. There are many routes that snow lovers take when they get to Vail. Gondola 1>Chair 4>Headwall. Chair 7>Chair2>Ouzo […]

Vail Fireworks
Activities, EVENTS

Top 10 or so New Year’s Eve Ideas while in the Vail Valley

There are so many things to do in the Vail Valley and New Years Eve is no different. From skiing to dining and watching the clock strike midnight your options in the Vail Valley are endless. Skiing during the day is obvious and always fun especially since Vail and Beaver Creek have such great snow. After the lifts close you have endless options. Below is a brief list of things to do. Family Friendly New Years Eve Join local families watch the ski and snowboard school instructors ski and snowboard down Golden Peak in a Torchlight Parade. Following the on-mountain parade is a firework extravaganza that can be seen base of Golden Peak and actually the Vail Village. Dinner at any of the Wonderful Vail and Beaver Creek Restaurants is a must as are the reservations. There is no better place to dine on New Years Eve than the Vail Valley. […]

Activities, Vail, Wedding

Getting Married in the Vail Valley – Wedding Gifts

July used to be the hottest month to get married (pun intended). But now more and more brides – and presumably their grooms – are saying their ‘I do’s’ in October. The golden leaves lighting the hillside on fire adds to the glory of the day. Slifer Designs offers a bounty of special gifts for the couple, but one of our favorites is Simon Pearce handmade glassware. In 1971 Simon Pearce opened his first glassblowing studio in Ireland. Ten years later he relocated his operation to Quechee, Vermont, where his designs are timeless, classic and sought after. Slifer Designs is proud to carry this line, and is the only Simon Pearce dealer in the area. Come December, we will be hosting a trunk show with some company favorites.