New Year’s Eve at Larkspur

Dec. 29, 2015


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.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Dec. 18, 2015

The holidays are the most magical time of the year and Vail is a perfect place to be.  The town comes alive during the season!  The snow covered Vail Mountain as a backdrop and the quaintness of Lionshead Village make every day here picture perfect.

Start creating memories that will last a lifetime with all the holiday activities that Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is offering this year.  From photo opportunities with the Ski Patrol Rescue Dog to s’mores to movie nights to mulled wine they are sure to keep you busy when you are not on the mountain.  Of course, Santa will be making a few appearances too.

Vail Marriott is a wonderful home away from home this month.    Welcoming visitors with warm hospitality, Vail Marriott is ideally situated just a three minute walk from the Eagle-Bahn Gondola.  They offer complimentary ski / snowboard valet and if you didn’t bring your gear they have you covered with rentals conveniently available at the resort in Charter Sports.

A hit with all guests is the breakfast buffet at First Chair, a great way to fuel up for all the fun each day has in store.   For a quick bite, apres ski or night cap stop in to Avalanche Pub located in the lobby.  Make sure you check out the incredible Bloody Mary’s they are serving up, one even has a cheeseburger with it!

The holiday events for you and your family are from Friday, December 18th through Friday, January 1st.  For times and locations, visit

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5 Reasons Moms Love Vail

Dec. 17, 2015

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.

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Vail Insider–Did You Know?

Dec. 11, 2015

Did you know that you can ski free the day you fly into Vail/ Eagle Airport, slip into cozy slippers during your ski day or ride a gondola to dinner? Check out these hidden gems in Vail that you won’t want to miss this season.

Great early season powder at VailDemo the best. Did you know that Vail Sports offers a test fleet of high-performance demo skis and a Try-Before-You-Buy Program? If you are shopping for new skis for the season, stop by Vail Sports in Lionshead Village or Vail Village where you can sample the season’s hottest new demo skis.

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A Picture Perfect Holiday: Experiencing the Holidays in Vail

Dec. 10, 2015

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.

See a full list of Holidaze events.

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Opening day at Vail – and it’s a POWDER DAY!

Nov. 20, 2015

daniel milchev opening day vailWOW 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.

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Hiking & skinning Vail Mountain: a message from USFS and Ski Patrol

Nov. 18, 2015

Information for hiking and skinning up Vail MountainWith all this early season snow and opening day approaching Nov. 20, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.

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