2016-17 Events Preview

Nov. 1, 2016

DAYS when the sky is an endless powder blue; when the ground is a glistening pillow of white; when your eyes drink in adventure; and when the setting sun serves as a gateway to a fountain of youth. Some call days like these perfect. Here in Vail, we call them winter.


When it comes to events, Vail offers the opportunity for friends to come together and create memorable experiences that truly are like nothing on earth.

Where bright white meets bright lights. Snow Daze. Fresh tracks by day meet free beats by night at the largest early-season mountain bash in The Rockies December 9th through the 11th. Enjoy two nights of national headliner concerts , après and after-dark parties throughout the villages, a killer sponsor expo village and so much more. Trust us when we say that Snow Daze is one event you won’t want to miss.

Skadi Vail Women’s Ski Fest welcomes norse goddesses of winter from near and far to join in on three days of quality time with the ladies! Enjoy the largest demo in the country full of women’s-specific gear, evening wine and cheese events, live music and yoga. Prepare to get seriously swagged out and make new girlfriends for a lifetime.

The 35th Annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return February 27th through March 4th and promise nothing but non-stop action for the duration. Catch Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions in Golden Peak by day, and enjoy free live concerts from headliner acts by night. While snowboarding enthusiasts are surely drawn to the athletic competitions, music fanatics won’t want to miss out either, as past concert lineups have included performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Big Grams and GRiZ.

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, 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, on-mountain luaus, bags tournament and aprés parties. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail. Whatever time of year Vail is calling your name, be sure that you and your friends will endure an experience of a lifetime through world-class events only Vail can offer.