Labor Day Weekend in Vail

Aug. 23, 2014

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Celebrate the end of summer at Vail with scenic gondola rides, family-friendly activities at Adventure Ridge, and great on-mountain dining options this Labor Day Weekend!

A Leisurely Tour – Labor-level: 1 

Looking for a relaxing Labor Day weekend in the mountains? Try Vail’s signature Top of the Mountain Tour for scenic views of the legendary Back Bowls in summer via this 11-mile motorized 4×4 tour.Vail labor day activities

Take in the sights of summer via a leisurely horseback tour!

For you foodies – enjoy a scenic ride on Vail’s Gondola One to a gourmet lunch at The 10th. Complete the weekend with a sumptuous Sunday brunch at Game Creek Restaurant featuring a spread of fresh fish, pastries, braised meats and more!


Kicking It Up A Notch – Labor-level: 2

Have a little more adventure in store for the family? Take a guided hike or bike tour with friendly and knowledgeable guides at Adventure Ridge. Tours are perfect for all ability levels to explore popular trails on Vail Mountain and get familiar with the resort’s summer trail system.Ziplining Colorado

Fly through the air on Adventure Ridge’s adult zip line or the new kids zip line, specially designed for Vail’s youngest guests. After working up an appetite, feed the whole family at Bistro Fourteen, offering a fast-casual dining atmosphere and a $10 kids menu.


Putting the LABOR in Labor Day – Labor-level: 3

Is an action-packed weekend more your speed? Take the steep climb up Vail’s signature hiking trail, Berry Picker, from the base of Lionshead to the top of Adventure Ridge.sun-down-grand-traverse-vail

Enjoy the beauty of Vail’s Back Bowls in summer on two wheels via the popular Grand Traverse mountain bike trail or put your strength and balance to the test on Vail’s North and South Aerial Ropes Courses. Younger guests can try the new kids ropes course.

Take a quick lunch break and feed your appetite with delicious BBQ at Talon’s Deck, all while remaining close to the action at Adventure Ridge.


Labor Day Weekend Events

Gourmet on Gore: the main event takes place Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 with a multi-day, open-air food and wine tasting along Vail’s Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street! Showcasing the Vail Valley’s premier culinary talent as well as wines, spirits and beers from around the world, you’ll love the live music, delicious food, superb drinks and festive atmosphere. There is no cost for admission to Gourmet on Gore’s open-air tasting, and the event is open to the public. All cuisine and beverages are offered a-la-carte at very inviting and affordable prices. For more info check out

Vail Farmers’ Market – Sunday: This summer-time staple continues with food, craft and produce vendors lining the streets of Vail Village. Grab some fresh Palisade peaches and enjoy the free jazz in the center of Solaris!

Vail Jazz Party: The Vail Jazz Festival culminates in a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one-of-a-kind format that has lived up to its title, the Labor Day Weekend Party. Whether it’s group performances, multi-artist jam sessions or the inspiring multi-media salutes to Jazz legends, the Weekend has a unique party spirit that attracts musicians and jazz lovers from all over the world. For more info, visit