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Summer Activities in a Pandemic

By |2020-08-11T15:43:16-06:00August 11th, 2020|Local Living Tips|

Typically a time when calendars are chalk full of travel plans, cookouts, live music, sporting events, markets, camping, family and friend gatherings, beaches and swimming pools. Typically a time when children squeal and play, while adults reconnect and relax. But during these unprecedented times we’re all rethinking what to do, where to go and most importantly, how to do summer safely.If you’re needing an escape that’s both responsible and utterly rejuvenating, we invite you explore to the mountains. With plenty of space for social distancing, delightfully warm days paired with crisp, [...]

Fall Hikes in Colorado

By |2019-09-20T11:52:47-06:00September 20th, 2019|Local Living Tips|

Colorado is full of color at every season. From snow-capped mountains with brilliant blue skies to golden hills covered in Aspen trees. For the best "leaf peeping" in Colorado - experience it from the trails. Leaves are turning from approximately September  20 though early October. Berry Picker - Vail, Colorado (Difficult) Berrypicker Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located a short walk from The Lion and the Eagle Bahn Gondola. While there is a constant incline, you'll pass through Aspen groves continuously. The Gondola is [...]

Taste of Vail 2019

By |2019-04-01T14:30:03-06:00March 4th, 2019|Local Living Tips, News|

April 3 - 6, 2019 Elevate your palate at the 2019 Taste of Vail food & wine festival. Experience a variety of tastings, seminars, and cook-offs with the best chefs and wineries from around the world. Taste of Vail has been one of Vail’s most popular events for over 28 years and continues to add new events and build upon classics. Debut of Rose - $59 Wednesday, April 3 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Arrabelle Grand Ballroom Experience the newly released 2018 Roses. With over 100 varietals to try, you’re [...]

Burton US Open

By |2019-02-25T11:28:53-07:00February 2nd, 2019|Local Living Tips|

Burton US Open 2019 February 25th through March 2nd will mark the 37th annual Burton US Open Competition. The most legendary snowboarding event in history brings the best snow sports athletes from all over the world where competition transpires on the side of Vail Mountain. With so many events, specials, and parties surrounding the competitions, this is not the time for you to miss out! So don’t overlook the following aspects of 2019’s US Burton Open week-long schedule. Monday, February 25th  Slopestyle & Halfpipe Rider Training  10 am & 1 pm – [...]

Snow Days 2018

By |2019-01-28T14:44:34-07:00October 18th, 2018|Local Living Tips|

Snow Days returns with free concerts Kick off the winter season with Vail's annual SnowDays, December 13 - 16, 2018. The festivities include concerts, after parties, family events, and the tree lighting ceremony. Book your lodging at The Lion to be close to all of the events!  Thursday, December 13 Mountain Top Music 12:00 - 2:00 pm Mid-Vail (On Mountain) Apres 4:00 pm Various Bars Friday, December 14 Interactive Expo Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Gondola One Mountain Plaza Enjoy brand expos, organization information, and product samples from sponsors [...]

Fall 2018

By |2019-01-28T14:47:14-07:00September 8th, 2018|Local Living Tips|

Colorado's Colors Colorado is full of color at every season. From snow-capped mountains with brilliant blue skies to golden hills covered in Aspen trees. There's approximately one month for the best "leaf peeping" in Colorado. Here are some of our favorite drives. Independence Pass to Aspen Take Highway 24 from Minturn over Battle Mountain. After Leadville, you'll see signs for Highway 82 and Independence Pass. You'll pass Twin Lakes and start making your way up the pass to 12,095 feet in elevation. From there you can turn around, or continue [...]

Fall Wine and Food Classic 2018

By |2019-01-28T14:53:07-07:00August 29th, 2018|Local Living Tips|

Fall Wine & Food Classic Your fall vacation in Vail should include The Fall Wine & Food Classic which will take place in Vail on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Experience mountain vistas while sampling tastings and wine from the Southern Hemisphere. The weekend is comprised of daily events: Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Berry Picker Hike & Brunch | $55 This intermediate 3.2-mile hike up Vail Mountain will wind through Aspen groves and ski run meadows. Approximately 2-3 hour hiking time [...]

Vail Oktoberfest

By |2018-09-13T08:34:56-06:00August 8th, 2018|Local Living Tips|

2018 Schedule The hills come to life during three weekends of Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek, Vail, and Lionshead. Don't miss any of the action including live music, Bavarian competitions, and of course beer and bratwurst. Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - September 1 and 2  Saturday, September 1 11:00 a.m. Traditional Keg Tapping – Bier Garden Opens! 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Live Music by Trachtenkapelle 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kids’ Zone 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Live Music by The Helmut Fricker Band 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Bratwurst Eating Contest 1:45 – [...]

Epic Activities Await

By |2020-08-11T09:22:35-06:00July 18th, 2018|Local Living Tips, News|

Explore Epic Discovery in Vail, CO Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead is Epic Discovery. Epic Discovery offers activities for all ages and availabilities. From the alpine coaster, ropes course, zip line, or just the spectacular ride up the gondola for lunch, you can make a day at this mountaintop adventure center. While the kids play, adults can enjoy a beverage and tasty treats at Bistro 14 on their outdoor patio. For a more extensive zip line experience, try the 3-hour tour on top of [...]

Vail Dance Festival 2018

By |2019-01-28T14:43:33-07:00July 13th, 2018|Local Living Tips, News|

30th Anniversary 2018 marks the 30th anniversary season of the Vail Dance Festival. From July 28 through August 11, 2018, enjoy a two-week celebration featuring both dance performance and educational elements. All performances will be in the art of ballet but will vary differently from Hispanico, International, and American influences. The performances will take place at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater in Vail (5-minute drive east), the Performance Pavilion in Avon (15 minutes west of Vail), and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek (25 minutes west of Vail). [...]