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Vail Events

Summer events in Vail are as unique as the surrounding peaks of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. From GoPro Mountain Games and Vail Craft Beer Classic to Cover Rock Music Festival and Vail Farmer’s Market, there truly is something for everyone.

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Vail Opening Day: November 17, 2017

Vail Mountain opens for the season on Thursday, November 17, 2017. Don't miss out on the first day mountain tradition. 

Vail Snow Days: December 8-10, 2017

Vail Snow Daze  Winter events in Vail are as unique as the surrounding peaks of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. Vail Snow Days is the signature kick-off event to the season, welcoming free live music, wellness and transformation opportunities, family-friendly happenings, a sponsor expo village and more. Join us in creating moments that become memories, and memories that become tradition.  

Learn more at vail.com/snowdays

Vail Holidays: December 16 - 31, 2017

Vail Holidays is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with the Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

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Skadi Vail: Women's Ski and Board Fest: January 13 - 14, 2018

  Inspired by the Norse goddess of winter, Vail Mountain will host the third annual Skadi Vail, a celebration of women coming together to enjoy all that the mountain and village have to offer. Female skiers and riders will be treated to customized on-mountain guided experiences with female instructors, female-specific ski equipment demos, wine and cheese, film premiere and more. United by a passion for skiing and the outdoors, Skadi Vail is an event designed by women for women and is offered for any level of skier and is a gathering of ski goddesses from near and far.

Learn more at vail.com/skadi

Burton US Open: March 5 - 10, 2018

Vail Burton US Open The 2018 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return to Vail Mountain March 5-10, welcoming the best snowboarders in the world to compete for the prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle Titles. Olympic Medalists such as Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Ayumu Hirano, Jamie Anderson and many more will battle it out to make snowboarding history in 2018. The action continues off the snow from Tuesday onwards with an epic sponsor village, nightly concerts in Vail Village, and The US Open of Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink.

Learn more at vail.com/burton

Pink Vail: March 24, 2018

  Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail Mountain. All ages and abilities can participate, and skiing is not required. 100% of the proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Learn more at pinkvail.com

Taste of Vail: April 4-8, 2018

   Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community's ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization's iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. After a full day on the mountain, join us for Taste of Vail’s signature events, including the Debut of Rose, Lamp Cookoff, Mountaintop Picnic and Annual Grand Tasting. Elevate your palate!

Learn more at tasteofvail.com


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