Vail Mountain 2013-2014 Season Opening Day– Nov. 22, 2013
Vail Snow Daze – Dec. 9-15 2013
Not long after the annual start of the ski and snowboard season at Vail, early-season visitors can enjoy a week of live entertainment with free headliner concerts from Rebelution and opening act MiM0SA on Friday, Dec. 13 and Matisyahu plus an additional headliner TBA on Saturday, Dec. 14. Spend the day on the mountain, après at bar parties throughout the village, and save up energy for free concerts at night! For more information visit www.vail.com/snowdaze
Vail Holidaze - Dec. 20-22, and 31, 2013
Vail Family Holidaze returns in December with ice-skating performances by world-champion ice skaters, the annual tree lighting ceremony, and the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Ski Down and fireworks. Visit www.vail.com/holidaze
for more details.
Vail New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31, 2013
The biggest, the last, and one of Vail’s best parties of the year will include an epic performance by Mix Master Mike of the legendary Beastie Boys to help ring in the New Year at Dobson Arena. Midnight will bring a champagne toast, balloon drop and confetti blizzard. Visit www.vailnye.com
for more details.
The 32nd Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI – March 5-8, 2014
The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders to compete for a coveted US Open title. Returning to Vail in March of 2014, the US Open will be the first major snowboarding competition after the highly-anticipated Winter Olympics in Sochi. During the 2014 US Open, visitors to Vail can watch world-class, Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions in Golden Peak by day, and enjoy free concerts from Big Gigantic and Capital Cities in Vail Village by night.Stay tuned for more info at www.vail.com/burton
Vail Film Festival – March 2014 (Dates TBD)
Presented by the Colorado Film Institute, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema, the Vail Film Festival strives to encourage artistic innovation and promote new and creative film making. World premiers, celebrities, panel discussions and nightly parties make this an event that should not be missed. www.vailfilmfest.com
Taste of Vail – April 2-5, 2014
In its 24th
year, the Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout North America's favorite ski resort. During the annual three-day event, upwards of 5,000 people are able to "taste the Vail Valley lifestyle" which showcases Vail's world-famous resort village set against dramatic mountain vistas. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience the Vail Valley's world-class restaurants, fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from top wineries around the globe, along with interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain. www.tasteofvail.com
Pink Vail – April 5, 2014
Vail Mountain will become a sea of pink when everyday skiers and snowboarders gather in Vail for the return of a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to support cancer fighters. Pink Vail is the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer and has proven to be on e of the most fun and colorful ski days of the year including live music, a celebration ski down, pink costumes and more. The 2013 event hosted over 1,300 skiers and riders and raised more than $330,000. Registration for Pink Vail 2014 will open on December 1, 2013 on www.pinkvail.com
. There are no age limits or ability requirements to register. The minimum pledge amount needed to register for the event is $25 and a Vail Mountain ski pass or lift ticket is required for mountain access. Lodging specials will be available for those traveling from out of town or just looking for a fun and worthwhile escape in Vail.
Spring Back to Vail – April 7-13, 2014
The “yang’ to the early-season “yin” of Vail Snow Daze, Spring Back to Vail, closes out the ski and snowboard season with free concerts from acts like O.A.R, Sublime with Rome, and Jimmy Cliff. www.vail.com/springback
World Pond Skimming Championships – April 20, 2014
Closing day brings the annual World Pond Skimming Championships, a spectacle entailing floatable (and sometimes sinkable) athletes launching themselves off an on-snow jump onto an icy pond in attempt to successfully exit the pond on both feet.
Vail Mountain 2013-2014 Season Closing Day – April 20, 2014