On February 4, 2015, Daniel Elsbury was informed by his doctor that he had Stage 2/early Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Daniel had recently moved to Eagle County with old friends, ready to start “a new chapter in life.” “I never thought my life would change so much in one moment,” says Daniel. “No 31-year-old wants to get news like that.”Read More»
This year the Burton U.S. Open will kick-off the week long event with the return of its Junior Jam. The kids competition will return after being absent from the Snowboarding Championship’s schedule since 2009. The Junior Jam has turned out no shortage of notable snowboarders, with alumni including Pat Moore, Hannah Teter, Luke Mitrani, John Jackson, Mikkel Bang and Jake Blauvelt. To learn more about this year’s Junior Jam and the up-and-coming riders that will compete this Tuesday, March 1, read the full story at Event.Burton.com.Read More»
If you’re lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s in Vail, you might as well do it up right. At Larkspur, situated at the base of Golden Peak, you can ring in the New Year in ski pants with our après celebration or you can purchase tickets and get fancy for our evening dance party. Or join us for both!
Larkspur offers an ingredient-focused, integrity-driven menu in a contemporary mountain atmosphere. With Larkspur’s onsite parking and convenient access to the town bus stop, you can relax and enjoy the evening without worrying about logistics.
New Year’s Eve at Larkspur
We invite you to join us for our two-part New Year’s Eve Celebration. Part I takes place from après-ski to 7p.m. on our mountainside patio, front-row center at Vail’s annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight parade and fireworks at Golden Peak. Part II begins at 9p.m., when we’ll re-open our doors for “Shake, Shimmer, and Shine,” our biannual New Year’s Eve dance party.
Family vacations at Vail are full of magical moments that are sure to make lasting memories. Recollections of skiing or riding down Vail Mountain, ice skating in one of Vail’s quintessential villages and building snow castles are shared by both the young and young at heart.
But even the most charmed vacations can leave mom feeling a little maxed out. Between packing, dressing the kids, schlepping equipment, preparing breakfast and coordinating various schedules, mom needs a vacation within a vacation! And Vail offers just that. Vail Mountain offers the perfect mix of family adventure, exploration and solo pampering, all while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges, to ensure that mom gets the perfect travel experience she wants with the relaxation she needs.Read More»
Colorful lights bouncing off snow-covered hills, ice skaters twirling to holiday tunes and townspeople sipping toasty drinks around warm fires. If you think this only exists in postcards, think again.
While we’re known as a world-class ski town, we have more than meets the eye. Our village comes alive during the holiday season, brimming with magic and good cheer. Alongside storybook decorations, Vail village offers a series of popular holiday events, not to mention hundreds of well-dressed shops and art galleries to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself!). Join us this holiday season for our signature events sure to warm everyone’s holiday spirit. Some family members might even mistake this mountain village for the North Pole!
Vail Family Holidaze
This family festival brings an extra heap of holiday magic to the Yuletide. Set in Vail’s already iconic setting, Holidaze hosts an array of outdoor events like concerts, skating, paper lantern-making and cookie decorating to celebrate the holiday season. Held from mid-December through the end of the year, all events are free and open to the public.Read More»
WOW what an opening day at Vail! With recent snowstorms bringing over a foot of snow in the lead up to opening day and over 1,150 acres of open terrain, it was already clear that it was going to be a good one. Then the snow started falling at 8am and didn’t let up throughout the day, making for fresh powder and soft groomers all day long.Read More»