Top 5 Things To Do | January 2015

Jan 18, 2016 // Lacey Baccich

A look back at 2015

It’s hard to believe that the year 2015, with all its guts and glory, has come and gone. For the Vail Valley, 2015 was a crazy year – mostly thanks to hosting the World for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February. With very few incidents reported, the championships boasted full-capacity hotels, maxed-out restaurants, and overall awesomeness for our Vail Valley on the global stage.  Slifer Smith & Frampton was so proud to sponsor such a successful event and we look forward to more exciting events in the upcoming years!


The Ski Championships weren’t the only notable event in 2015, with the always-popular Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships and the GoPro Mountain Games falling shortly after. Their constant crowd-pleasing excitement brought world-class athletes as well as visitors from all over the United States. And let’s not forget about our summers full of the wonderful Bravo! Vail events and the International Dance Festival. We always say, “There’s never a dull moment in the Vail Valley!”

Top 5

1. Carnivail

New Orleans-style action returns to Vail this February with CarniVail – good old fashioned Mardi Grad fun! From February 6th-9th, guests on Vail Mountain and in Vail can enjoy events such as festivals, apres-ski specials and much more. Stop by the kick-off event on Saturday, February 6th at Eagle’s Nest and enjoy the world’s highest low-country crawfish boil while listening to live entertainment. Finish off the festivities on Fat Tuesday (Tuesday, February 9th) for a Parade and Bud Light Street party, followed by the amazing MarchFourth Marching Band performing in Solaris Plaza. For more information, click here.

2. Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend

The Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend returns this January 21-24 with world renowned guest chefs and several events throughout the weekend to enjoy the motto: Ski.Eat.Drink. Be sure to work up an appetite on the hill during the day and enjoy culinary delights by night in various locations such as Splendido, SaddleRidge, and the Park Hyatt Hotel.

BC Culinary Weekend3. Eagle Porchlight Players’ “Monte Python’s SPAMALOT

Looking for a night out on the town and love supporting local arts? Check out the Eagle Porchlight Players’ production of Monte Python’s SPAMALOT on the evenings of February 12-14 and 19-20. Tickets are $50, which includes dinner, dessert, 3 drinks tickets, and the show (of course)! The event takes place at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch — doors open at 5:45, dinner is served at 6:00, and the show starts at 7:00. Check out for more information.

4. Jennifer Nettles with Women of Country

On Saturday, February 13th, Vilar Performing Arts Center is excited to welcome Jennifer Nettles with Women of Country. CMT and Jennifer have teamed up to present a female-powered ‘Next Women’ tour that is sure to make for an amazing evening. For more information and where to buy tickets, please click here.

5. SKADI Vail Women’s Ski Fest

Inspired by the Norse goddess of winter, Vail Mountain will host ‘Skadi Vail,’ an inaugural Women’s Ski Festival. From January 20-22, 2016, female skiers will be treated to customized on-mountain guided experiences with female instructors, signature evening events, and female-specific ski equipment demos. Register for the events online here.

SKADI poster


Posted in: Local Happenings  |  Things to Do

Lacey Baccich

Lives in: East Vail | Hometown: Wilmette, Illinois

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