December 13-16, 2018

Vail Snow Days

4-day festival and free concerts with

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Shakey Graves

Celebrate the season with Vail Snow Days, returning December 13-16, 2018. This 4-day festival brings free concerts at Ford Park, in-town and on-mountain early season specials, après and after dark parties, lively expo village and more. 


Friday, December 14  |  6pm

Saturday, December 15  |  6pm 

Full schedule below

20% off Lodging

20% off lodging rates with an optional purchase of special rate Private Reserve VIP tickets for Friday and Saturday concerts.


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Space is limited. Book now to ensure your stay

Participating lodging properties

Town of Vail lodging partners interested in participating in the Vail Snow Days lodging offer are encouraged to contact Vail Mountain Central Reservations at 

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Snow Days Partners

Vail Snow Days is presented by Town of Vail, Vail Mountain, Bud LightPepsi, and brought to you in part by Verizon Wireless and Helly Hansen and Tito's Handmade Vodka



No, all Vail Snow Days concerts are free to attend. 
The free concerts will take place outdoors at Ford Park, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately. Venue is standing room only.

Other events will take place throughout the village and on the mountain. See schedule for details.
Parking is available 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. 

Town of Vail and Eagle County offer extensive public transit systems. Please enjoy Vail Snow Days responsibly and make your transportation plans ahead of time. 
Yes, there will be ADA viewing section at Ford Park, but due to the nature of the venue, space is limited. Please contact our concert promoter with questions:
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.
The Festival Village will be open at the base of Gondola One from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm Friday through Sunday. Guests can expect to find numerous brand expos, demos, organization information, and product samples in this area from event sponsors. 
Please contact Highline at or 970-476-6797 if you would like to be a valued sponsor of Vail Snow Days. 
All media inquiries for Vail Snow Days should be directed via email to Sally Gunter at The deadline to apply for media credentials for 2018 Vail Snow Days is Dec. 1, 2018. Any other inquiries about Vail or Vail Resorts should be directed to the Vail Resorts Newsroom.