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Vail Events and Activities

Vail Done Right, All Year Long.

Enjoy the many seasonal events that take place in Vail all year long. There is always something exciting going on. During your next Vail vacation, check out the event calendar to see what is happening around town.

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Vail Mountain Opening Day

November 15, 2019

Winter is coming! Vail Resorts has invested in new snow-making technology and guaranteed an opening day of November 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 season. Wax your board or skis and head down early for some complimentary breakfast burritos and hot cocoa near the Gondola.    Find Rooms   

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Revely Vail

November 22 - 30, 2019

Celebrate early winter in true Vail fashion. There will be events held throughout the week including cooking classes, gingerbread contests, ice skating shows, music, a tree lighting and an explosion of lights. These events start on November 22 and with the mountain opening a week before, there are even more reasons to visit Vail during early season!  Revely Vail event...

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10th Mountain Legacy Parade

Select Fridays in Winter - Exact Dates TBD

On select Fridays this winter, guests will have the chance to watch skiers dressed in 10th mountain uniforms perform a torch-light ski down to the base of Gondola 1. These events are followed by a parade of military veterans through Vail Village. Come watch, enjoy, and honor the 10th Mountain Division! For more information visit Vail's event page. Find Rooms 

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Vail Snow Days

December 12-15, 2019

This 4-day festival is a great kick-off to winter with free concerts at Ford Park, the Pray for Snow Bonfire and kick-off party, in-town and mountain early season specials, après and after-dark parties in town, and a lively expo village. This is the perfect way to celebrate early ski season in Vail.  Snow Days music headliners have been announced! Friday 12.13: Modest Mouse...


Vail Holidays

December 14- 31, 2019

Vail Holidays is returning to Vail with holiday cheer.  This two-week free family friendly event takes place in both Vail and Lionshead Villages. Make sure to stop by the community room in the library to make your own paper lantern to display during the Holiday Lantern walk in Vail Village to the Gore Creek Promenade and leave enough time to experience the Vail Winterfest Ice...


Burton US Open

February 24 - February 29, 2020

The 38th Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI are returning to Vail Mountain, February 24– February 29, 2020. The world’s best will be competing at Golden Peak for the title in Halfpipe and Slopestyle. 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...


Pink Vail

March 28, 2020

Let's conquer cancer on the hill! Pink Vail is the world's largest ski day to conquer cancer. All proceeds benefit all patients at Shaw Cancer Center.  Join us for one of the most anticipated events of the season with live music, deck parties, and incredible prizes. Find Rooms   

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