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Spring Back to Vail: April 8-10, 2016

Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its thirteenth year. In 2016, SBTV will have events throughout the weekend that are sure to create a positive, long-lasting memorable experience for our guests. Enjoy a jam-packed weekend of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live music, sponsor Expo Village, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail. 

Lodging rates starting at $122. Click here for more information.

Extend your stay and save up to 50% on spring break lodging! Check out the ‘Sunshine and Savings’ deal.  

To register for World Championship Pond Skimming, Click Here! Registration is limited to 75 participants, so don't delay.


SPRING BACK TO VAIL SCHEDULE 
APRIL 8 – 10, 2016

THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD presented by TOWN OF VAIL 
with opener Eminence Ensemble

East Meadow Dr, Willow Bridge Rd, Solaris Plaza
FRIDAY, April 8
5pm Concert Venue Opens
5:30pm Music starts

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL REALITY TENT
Slifer Square
FRIDAY, April 8 – SUNDAY, April 10
11am – 5pm
Be sure to check out the Vail Film Festival Virtual Reality 20' x 20' tent (at Slifer Square) that will feature FREE virtual reality programming such as Cirque Du Soleil, Safari, News Stories, etc. for both festival pass holders and the general public.

SPRING BACK TO VAIL “TRIPLE R REWARDS”
Vail and Lionshead Businesses
FRIDAY, April 8 – SUNDAY, April 10
Various Vail and Lionshead businesses will be offering “Triple R Rewards” throughout the Spring Back to Vail weekend. Think great deals promoting the three R’s: Restaurant, Retail and Relaxation. Look for the "Triple R Rewards" window sticker at participating local businesses.

TIKIS AND TUNES LUAU
Sarge’s at Mid-Vail
SATURDAY, April 9
12pm – 3pm
Pig roast, Drink specials, Live music, Games and Giveaways

BUD LIGHT BAGS TOURNAMENT
Mid-Vail
Saturday, April 9 
12pm – 3pm 
Finals on Sunday, April 10 at Golden Peak (Time TBD)

To register for the Bud Light Bags Tournament, Click here!


WORLD POND SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Golden Peak 
SUNDAY, April 10 
1pm Venue Opens including a BBQ and Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
3pm World Pond Skimming Championships Begin

To register for World Championship Pond Skimming, Click Here!

4:30pm DJ Bulby
6pm Venue Closes

EXPO VILLAGE
Gondola One
FRIDAY, April 8 – SATURDAY, April 9
9am-4pm

Golden Peak
SUNDAY, April 10

1-4pm



*Check back for more details and après party schedules! 

**For the full Vail Film Festival event schedule, click here.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is touring in support of its latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Praised by Rolling Stone as “at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” it’s the band’s third long-playing album for Silver Arrow Records. Robinson declares: "We've created a piece of rock 'n' roll here. People can look to us and rest assured the genre is alive and well.

The CRB (as they are affectionately known by fans) made an immediate impact upon their boldly unconventional debut in early 2011. They would play close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State. In fact, they’d wait until 2012 to truly introduce themselves nationally with the release of two sprawling studio albums: Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012), which showcase a freewheeling improvisational chemistry, but with songwriting depth to back it up. The band—Robinson (Lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam Macdougall (keys, vocals), Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) and Tony Leone (drums)—would further develop their identity as a self-defined “farm to table psychedelic rock band” over a 118-show stretch. Late 2013 saw the fruits of this labor forever captured by legendary tape priestess, Betty Cantor-Jackson (Grateful Dead), on the eight-sided limited-edition vinyl release Betty’s S.F. Blends Volume 1, which documented a glorious five night run the previous December at San Francisco’s famed Great American Music Hall.

Only momentarily content with their auspicious rise, the Brotherhood reconvened with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, Devendra Banhart) shortly thereafter to record yet another set of ten songs that would become the 2014 release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Where Robinson had been the primary instigator behind the 14 compositions that populated the band’s first two releases, this latest effort documents his burgeoning songwriting partnership with Neal Casal. It also finds The CRB refining its approach within the studio. The two previous recordings were for all intents and purposes cut live and released as tracked. For Phosphorescent Harvest, the band spent the better part of 2013 crafting a tried and true studio album. For many artists this would imply intentional neutering in the pursuit of commercial upside, but in Robinson and company's hands, it meant utilizing the studio to harness their full sonic vision. Indeed, their expansive sense of space and texture has never been so fully realized until now. Casal expands on the process: "The approach was get to far out sonically, while retaining a certain focus on the central melody of each song. Psychedelia, sonic density, and expanded arrangements were the order of the day, but the songs are strong. This band is all about musical freedom. Boundary dissolving is our ideal. Boundary dissolving and a good ole’ Saturday night boogie."

In an age when so many put their beliefs in trends, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is committed to something deeper. In Robinson’s words: "We don't make music that can sell iPads. Our music will not sell you a Prius. I like that. Writing songs has always led me to good things in my life. The songwriting saved me through the dark times, and the songwriting makes it that much sweeter when it’s good. Real success can only come in pursuit of an authentic sound. We’re all very committed to this music, beyond money and egos. That’s a unique place to be."

CRB

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, Town of Vail, Audi and Smith, and brought to you in part by Helly Hansen, Nature Valley, Vibram, GoPro, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail and Colorado Mountain Express.

The VCBA in conjunction with the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts presents “Spring Back to Vail Triple R Rewards” 

Various Vail and Lionshead businesses will be offering “Triple R Rewards” throughout the Spring Back to Vail weekend. Think great deals promoting the three R’s: Restaurant, Retail and Relaxation.

RESTAURANTS

Bol Vail
DEAL: Closing Weekend Party with Z*TRIP. 10 pm. Early Bird Pricing - $15, Regular Pricing - $20. Apres Daily 2-5 pm. Drink Specials and Apres Menu
OFFERED: Friday, April 8 - Party Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10 - Apres
LOCATION: Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

Blue Moose Pizza Vail
DEAL: Lunch/Apres Special: Purchase a Summer or Spring Slice between 11am-5 pm and receive a complimentary cookie or CO draft beer. Dinner Special: Purchase a Summer or Spring Pizza (dine in only) and receive a complimentary pitcher of soda or a bag of Blue Moose cookies. Blue Moose will close for the season at 3pm on April 10
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl #170, Vail, CO 81657

El Sabor Restaurant
DEAL: Happy Hour Every Day 3-6 pm, $3 beers, $4 house wine, $5 margs.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 660 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657

Elways Steakhouse
DEAL: 7 featured items for $7, 3-5 pm
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 174 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Elways Steakhouse
DEAL: 1/3 lb. Fresh Angus Burger, Fries and Soda - $8.95
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 2271 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

Häagen-Dazs
DEAL: Free coffee or tea when you buy a fresh baked Cinnamon Roll or Belgian Waffle
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl

La Tour Restaurant
DEAL: Lunch - One small plate and one large plate $22, Dinner - all entrees $22
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 122 E Meadow Dr

Lancelot Restaurant
DEAL: Happy Hour Every Day 4-6pm. Food and Drink Specials
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 201 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657

The Left Bank
DEAL: Local's Appreciate Special - 25% off the regular menu (food only)
OFFERED: April 8-10
LOCATION: 183 Gore Creek Drive Vail

Moe's Original Barbecue - Lionshead
DEAL: End of Season Crawfish Boil, April 9th starting at 2 pm. Happy Hour All Day with $3 PBR's and $5 Specialty Drinks including Hurricanes. Food specials start at 2 pm with crawfish, crawfish bread, and boudin balls. Frogs Gone Fishin' will be playing.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

Nozawa Sushi & Asian Kitchen
DEAL: 50% off all sushi rolls and dinner entrees (dine in only)
Happy Hour 4-6 pm Discounted Hot Sake and Beer
OFFERED: April 8-10
LOCATION: 2211 N. Frontage Road in the Holiday Inn West Vail

Pepi's Bar & Restaurant
DEAL: 4th Annual Come Get....Gramshammered! Live Music with Highway 50 featuring members of Bighead Todd and The Samples, drink specials all night long
OFFERED: Sunday, April 10 starting at 4:10 pm
LOCATION: 231 East Gore Creek Drive

Starbucks
DEAL: Buy any 2 handcrafted beverages and receive 20% off your order. (does not include brewed coffee, brewed tea, ice coffee, or iced tea)
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: Vail Village: 242 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657 AND Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Pl #161, Vail, CO 81657

Vail Chophouse
DEAL: Phil Long Playing 3:30-5:30 pm and 9-11 pm 
OFFERED: April 8-9, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl


RETAIL


Arc'teryx
DEAL: 20% off winter product
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place

Arriesgado
DEAL: 20% off everything in the store
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl #114

Blitz Vail
DEAL: 20-80% off Storewide
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 242 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Bridge Street Ski Haus
DEAL: Deep discounts on demo skis and bikes. All clothing up to 60% off.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 254 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

Burton
DEAL: 40% off winter outerwear and snowboard hardgoods. 25% off snowboard rentals.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: Vail Village: 244 Wall Street, Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Pl

Buzz's Ski Shop & Buzz's Boards
DEAL: 50% off entire store
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 302 Gore Creek Dr

Centennial Bank West Vail
DEAL: Triple C's - Free Cookies, Coffee & Chocolate
OFFERED: April 8, 2016
LOCATION: 2111 N Frontage Rd W

Cogswell Gallery
PROMOTION: 10-40% off select paintings, sculptures, furniture and jewelry
DATE: April 8-10
LOCATION: 223 Gore Creek Drive Vail

Eye Pieces of Vail - Lionshead and Vail Locations
DEAL: 40% off everything in the store. Some restrictions may apply.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: Vail Village: 122 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, CO 81657 AND Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO 81657

First Bank Vail and West Vail
DEAL: Open a new "Anywhere Account" and bring in this ad to one of our FirstBank Vail locations on April 8-9, 2016 and receive a $200 cash bonus
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: Vail: 17 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657 AND West Vail: 2271 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

Helly Hansen
DEAL: 15% off all non-sale merchandise
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place

Icebreaker
DEAL: 30% off ski and snowboard socks
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 141 E. Meadow Drive

Lionshead Jewelers
DEAL: Up to 60% off select items.
OFFERED: April 8th-16th, 2016
LOCATION: 555 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

Marmot
DEAL: 40% off Fall '15 product
OFFERED: April 8-10
LOCATION: 288 Bridge Street

Oakley
DEAL: 40% off winter merchandise. 20% off athlete signature series goggles
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 1 Willow Bridge Road

Patagonia
DEAL: 40% off Fall '15 product
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: Vail Village: 286 Bridge St, Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Pl

Salomon
DEAL: Free t-shirt with any purchase
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 610 W. Lionshead Circle

Smartwool
DEAL: 30% off ski and snowboard socks
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place

Vail Sports
DEAL: Retail: Additional 10% off current markdowns on purchases of 2 or more outerwear or sportswear items. Rental: Save 25% on ski and snowboard rentals
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: All Vail and Lionshead Locations. vailsports.com for location listings


RELAXATION (Lodging)


Antlers at Vail

DEAL: 1) 20% off all units, 4/4 - 4/10, 2016 no minimum nights. 2) 2016 Vail Film Fest Goers - 30% off all unit types, 4/5 - 4/10, 3 night minimum
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 680 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657

Gastof Gramshammer Hotel
DEAL: 30% off all hotel rooms
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 231 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Lodge Tower
DEAL: 20% off rack room rate
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016
LOCATION: 200 Vail Rd

Westwind at Vail
DEAL: Book 2 nights or more now through April 10th and receive 10% off your entire stay. Offer not valid with any other promotion. Promo code: wwlastminute02
OFFERED: Now through April 10, 2016
LOCATION: 548 S Frontage Rd W

Vail Mountain Lodge
DEAL: 3-4 night packages from April 7th - April 14th. Includes 2 massages,$75 hotel credit for Terra Bistro, Spa & retail. 30% off 50 minute treatments starting Sat April 9th. 40% off 75-100 minute treatments starting Sat April 9th. 
OFFERED: April 7-14
LOCATION: 352 East Meadow Drive Vail
More Details and Pricing: Call 970-476-0700

Arriesgado

DEAL: 20% off everything in the store
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl #114



Häagen-Dazs

DEAL: Free coffee or tea when you buy a fresh baked Cinnamon Roll or Belgian Waffle
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl



Buzz's Ski Shop & Buzz's Boards

DEAL: 50% off entire store
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 302 Gore Creek Dr



Centennial Bank West Vail

DEAL: Triple C's - Cookies, Coffee & Chocolate (What is the deal?)
OFFERED: April 8, 2016

LOCATION: 2111 N Frontage Rd W



Lodge Tower

​DEAL: 20% off rack room rate
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 200 Vail Rd



 

Vail Chophouse

​DEAL: Phil Long Playing 3:30-5:30 pm and 9-11 pm (ha, is this a deal? I mean it IS Phil Long...Do we list this?)
OFFERED: April 8-9, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Pl



La Tour Restaurant

​DEAL: Lunch - One small plate and one large plate $22, Dinner - all entrees $22
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 122 E Meadow Dr



Vail Sports

​DEAL: Retail: Additional 10% off current markdowns on purchases of 2 or more outerwear or sportswear items. Rental: Save 25% on ski and snowboard rentals
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: All Vail and Lionshead Locations. vailsports.com for location listings



Patagonia

​DEAL: 40% off Fall '15 product
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: Vail Village: 286 Bridge St, Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Pl



Marmot

​DEAL: 40% off Fall '15 product
OFFERED: April 8-10

LOCATION: 288 Bridge Street



Arc'teryx

​DEAL: 20% off winter product
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place



Salomon

​DEAL: Free t-shirt with any purchase
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 610 W. Lionshead Circle



Smartwool

​DEAL: 30% off ski and snowboard socks
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place



Icebreaker

​DEAL: 30% off ski and snowboard socks
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 141 E. Meadow Drive



Helly Hansen

​DEAL: 15% off all non-sale merchandise
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 675 Lionshead Place



Oakley

​DEAL: 40% off winter merchandise. 20% off athlete signature series goggles
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: 1 Willow Bridge Road



Westwind at Vail

DEAL: Book 2 nights or more now through April 10th and receive 10% off your entire stay. Offer not valid with any other promotion. Promo code: wwlastminute02
OFFERED: Now through April 10, 2016

LOCATION: 548 S Frontage Rd W



Burton

​DEAL: 40% off winter outerwear and snowboard hardgoods. 25% off snowboard rentals.
OFFERED: April 8-10, 2016

LOCATION: Vail Village: 244 Wall Street, Lionshead: 675 Lionshead Pl

Highlighting the Spring Back to Vail festivities, the World Pond Skimming Championships is open to anyone and everyone that believes they can make it across the pond. It is guaranteed to be a wet and wild good time! Participants must be 14 years of age and older. The top male and female finishers will receive a 2016/17 Epic Pass from Vail as well as a Helly Hansen bag, a GoPro, a pair of Smith goggles and Liberty Skis!

Registration is OPEN and space is limited. Skimmers from all parts of the globe are gathering floaties and flippers and making the annual migration to the Vail Valley. Many will compete for fame and glory, while others have their eye on the grand prize, “The Golden Skimmer.” They are the unsinkable athletes that will showcase their water solubility on Lake Golden Peak Sunday, April 10, from 3-4:30 p.m. in a showing that defies the laws of physics and perhaps even common sense.

WORLD POND SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Golden Peak
SUNDAY, April 10
1pm Venue Opens including a BBQ and Spring Back to Vail Expo Village
3pm World Pond Skimming Championships Begin

4:30pm DJ Bulby
6pm Venue Closes
The festivities extend beyond the World Pond Skimming Championships!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

World Pond Skimming Championships Rules:

  • All competitors are required to wear a CE certified ski/snowboard helmet.
  • Competitors who are legally intoxicated will not be allowed to take their run and will be disqualified.
  • Competitors may only use a single pair of snow skis or a single snowboard as a means to cross the pond.  No additional equipment or aid may be used (i.e. no water skis).  Zero points will be given in the distance category for using any skis wider than 11.5cm at mid-ski (waist).
  • No poles of any kind may be used.
  • Absolutely no inverted aerials into the pond.  You will be immediately disqualified.
  • Absolutely no diving. You will be immediately disqualified.
  • No starting above the start line.
  • Only one participant may attempt crossing the pond at a time.
  • Competitors may only attempt a crossing when the pond is clear of all people, equipment, debris, etc. The starter will signal when the pond and course are clear and a participant may attempt a crossing.  The starter has the absolute final say.
  • Do not try to ski/ride out the side of the pool.
  • Please exit only at the end of the pool.
  • If a competitor crashes before reaching the pond, they will be disqualified immediately (there will be no reruns).

Bud Light Bags Tournament at Vail Mountain during Spring Back to Vail

Saturday, April 9 at Mid-Vail at 1pm

Sunday, April 10, Finals at Golden Peak at 2pm

Must be 21+ to enter. 

THE PRIZES:

Each of the two winners will receive a pair of Bud Light skis or a snowboard, 1 VIP pass for World Pond Skimming Championships, a pair of Smith goggles and a GoPro. Second place finishers will be awarded a pair of Bud Light Skies or a Bud Light Snowboard. 

Pre-Registration is limited so sign up now! Registration is free and each participant will receive a free Bud Light to kick off the tournament. 

Register your team online now!!

CHECK-IN DETAILS: 

Mid-Vail on Saturday, April 9th, 1PM

Please come prepared with your ID for check-in with your team. 

THE FORMAT:  

Modified, timed, single elimination style tournament. International Bag Tournament Rules will apply.

Pre-reg is limited to 12 TEAMS of two. Same players must compete throughout the Tournament. No player substitutions will be allowed with the exception of bag-related-injuries.


CRB
Announcing: Chris Robinson Brotherhood free concert!
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