Is there a cost to attend any of the Spring Back to Vail concerts and events?
No, all Spring Back to Vail concerts and events are offered to guests at no cost.
Where will the concerts and events take place?
All of the concerts and events will take place outdoors, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately! All venues are standing room only. Please refer to the concert and event schedules for specific locations.
Saturday night’s concert at Ford Park is expected to reach capacity very quickly. The venue will be closed to the public after 7,500 attendees have been permitted, so please plan accordingly. Doors open at 6pm and music begins at 6:30pm sharp. Parking is only available at the main Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. For a full list of what CAN and CANNOT be brought into the venue, see the ‘FAQ’ tab.
Where do I park for the events?
You are highly encouraged to park in either the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structures on South Frontage Road. Street parking is not permitted until all public parking facilities are completely full. The Town of Vail also has an extensive public bus system. Please use it wisely and avoid drinking and driving at all costs. Vail PD, the Eagle County Sheriff and the CO State Patrol have zero tolerance and will enforce DUI laws to the fullest!
Is there handicap parking/access at the concert venues?
Yes, there will be a handicap section at all concert venues. These areas will be marked with signage. Handicap parking will be available at the Ford Park venue on the South Frontage Road, just across from the entrance to the venue. Handicap parking for the Vail Village concerts will be located in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures in designated spaces.
What am I allowed to bring into the concerts?
Spectator security and safety is one of our highest priorities. A number of security measures have been implemented for the safety and security of event attendees and employees. Event management appreciates concert attendees abiding by and understanding the need for the policies and procedures outlined below.
Please leave the following at home, as attendees will be denied entry should any attempt be made to bring them into event venues: large bags/backpacks, coolers, alcohol/drugs, bottles/glass containers, cans, dogs, chairs, weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms and knives), laser pointers of any kind, signs attached to a stick or pole, recording devices, professional still cameras and video cameras.
Please note that event management retains the right to make the final decision on prohibited items. Furthermore, specific concert or event security policies may create additions to the list above. All guests entering the venues are subject to search by metal detecting wands and/or pat downs.
Additionally, all small bags and purses are subject to search at venue entrances. Attendees will see an increased security and police presence both inside and outside the concert venues.
What exactly is Pond Skimming?
The "sport" of Pond Skimming involves finely tuned athletes attempting to defy the laws of physics and slide completely across a pond of icy-cold water on skis or a snowboard donning creative costumes.
How do I sign up for Pond Skimming?
Interested participants can sign up online by heading over to the Pond Skim tab and clicking the “Register Online Here” link when registration opens. Registration set to open mid-March. Please note that the field of competitors is limited to a field of 75 participants ages 14 and older on a first come, first served basis. Registration is $75 per person.
Do I need to bring any equipment for Pond Skimming?
You must bring your own skis or snowboard, depending on your preferred watercraft. Helmets are required. Costumes are definitely encouraged as a component of judging is based upon creativity. We will have lifeguards on duty for those who forget their water wings.
How will Pond Skimming be judged?
A select panel of celebrity judges will score each contestant on distance, style, creativity, overall impression and water solubility. The more outrageous the better! A full list of rules and judging criteria is available prior to the event.
Are ski bikes or mono skis allowed in Pond Skimming?
No. Ski bikes or mono skis are not allowed.
I'm interested in sponsoring or donating prizes/après and after-dark swag to Spring Back to Vail, who do I contact?
Please contact Missy Johnson at Highline (firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-476-6797 ext. 712) if you would like to be a valued sponsor of Spring Back to Vail.