Vail Legacy Days
Celebrate the Legacy of Vail with the 10th Mountain Parade, Commemoration of The First Hike and more.
Dates:
Daily: Feb 15 - Feb 18
In town and on-mountain
Cost:
Free
Full Schedule of Events

Vail Legacy Days

FRIDAY

10th Mountain Legacy Parade
6pm at Base of Gondola One in Vail Village
Skiers dressed in traditional 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms perform a Torchlight Ski Down to the base of Gondola One, followed by a parade of military veterans, also in traditional uniform, marching from Gondola One down Bridge Street, across the Covered Bridge and finishing at the 10th Mountain statue.

Vail’s newly-renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum will stay open until 8:00 p.m. after the parade for guests to visit and learn more about Colorado’s ski history through the new 10th Mountain Division exhibit and a showing of the film "Climb to Glory."

SATURDAY

‘89 Throw Back Party
12 - 3pm at Mid-Vail Terrace Level Outside Sarge's
It’s time to party like its 1989. Celebrate Vail’s legacy in style with an 80s throwback party in tribute to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which took place in Vail in 1989. Come ready to celebrate, 80's style. Boogie down to local 80's band Rewind at Mid-Vail Restaurant from 12-2pm.

Helly Hansen LifaLoft Pop up, Sarge's at Mid-Vail
8:30am - 3pm at Sarge’s at Mid-Vail
An interactive Helly Hansen pop-up shop to feature the new and innovative LifaLoft technology. Stop in to warm up, try on the new Helly Hansen gear and experience LifaLoft. 

Colorado Snowsports Museum: Through the Lens with Chris Anthony
5:30 - 7pm at The Colorado Snowsports Museum
The Colorado Snowsports Museum will host Hall of Fame member and Warren Miller filmmaker Chris Anthony for an encore presentation of Alpine Journeys-Through the Lens. Anthony’s extensive research and passion for the 10th Mountain Division has uncovered new and untold post-WWII stories, which he will share with the audience. Beer, wine and appetizers are included with a ticket. Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.

SUNDAY 

Black Hawk Helicopter Landing
11am - 2pm a Black Hawk Helicopter will be landing and on display at the top of Avanti Express Lift (#2)

Helly Hansen LifaLoft Pop up, Sarge's at Mid-Vail
8:30am - 3pm at Sarge’s at Mid-Vail 
An interactive Helly Hansen pop-up shop to feature the new and innovative LifaLoft technology. Stop in to warm up, try on the new Helly Hansen gear and experience LifaLoft.

Ski Trooper Cup, Base of Gondola One
4:30- 6pm 
Modern day Ski Troopers from the Colorado Army National Guard will compete in three-person teams on the black diamond runs at the base of Gondola One. Spectate with food and beverages from Express Lift Bar or other base area establishments or on the paved area surrounding the snow-covered base area. 

MONDAY

The First Hike
Commemorate the first hike our founders took together on Vail Mountain
Meet at top of Wildwood Chair #3 at 11:30am for a short boot-pack hike to the top of Ptarmigan Ridge, followed by a ski down Sun Down bowl

74th Anniversary of Riva Ridge
2pm Mountain Safety Center, Top of Mountain Top Express Lift #4
Celebrate the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Riva Ridge. Meet at the top of Mountain Top Express #4 at 2pm to warm up with hot coco while learning about the 10th Mountain Division's Battle of Riva Ridge, followed by a group ski down Riva Ridge ski run down to Vail Village. 

FRIDAY - MONDAY:
Historic Mountain Tours with a Soldier
10:30am at Eagle's Nest, top of Eagle Bahn Gondola #19

Ski with a soldier as you learn about the history of Vail. Ever wonder about the story behind a trail name at Vail? Like how Riva Ridge is named after a key battle that the 10th Mountain Division won during World War II, or how Vail founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton dropped into Sun Up Bowl for the first time and after commenting that it took forever to hike back up the mountain, decided to later name that trail Forever? To pay homage to Vail’s legacy, historical signs have been placed across the mountain, allowing guests to embark on a self-guided historical tour of the mountain. Space limited based on a first come basis. No reservations.