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Winter Festivals

Vilar Performing Arts Center Winter Show Schedule

The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 530-seat, year-round venue that presents an annual series of diverse cultural events. The intimate theater is located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village and plays host to a variety of acclaimed performers from internationally renowned dance companies and Broadway tours, to platinum-selling recording artists and family productions. With perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat in its horseshoe design, the Vilar Performing Arts Center has become a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Contact the Box Office at 970-845-TIXS, 888-920-ARTS. See the Vilar Performing Arts seating chart. Go to Calendar

Beaver Creek World Cup Birds of Prey Downhill

November 30 to Devember 2, 2012
As the only men's World Cup stop in the United States, the Audi Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world's premier ski events. Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey racecourse was built during the summer of 1997 in preparation for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships. Designed by Olympic Downhill gold medalist Bernhard Russi and features a vertical drop of 757 meters and contains an average gradient of 27 percent, increasing to 45 percent in the middle of the course and again in the final third of the course. Go to Calendar

Icing on the Lake

December 15, 2012
Celebrate winter at this family fun event at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon. Families can enjoy ice skating with $1 skate rental fees, make winter holiday crafts, visit with and have your picture taken with Santa, children can ride snowmobiles while parents enjoy hot cider, and a bowl of hearty chili all the while listening to Mountain Harmony! Go to Calendar

Vail Snow Daze

December 10 to 16, 2012
Winter doesn't start until we say it does. Kick - off the ski season with an action-packed week at Vail Snow Daze - the biggest early season party in North America. This year's events include an all-mountain photo competition, Dummy Demolition Derby under the lights, and three larger-than-life concerts in Vail Village.  For additional information, visit Go to Calendar

Vail Holidaze

December 16 to 31, 2012
A festive event for the whole family with carolers, christmas lights and local dignitaries.
Vail Family Holidaze- the perfect place for family celebration of the season. Vail comes alive with lights, sounds, events and the cheer of the holiday season during December. From kid's bands, a cappella performances, world class ice shows and Santa's Work Shop, you can't find a more festive atmosphere to spend quality time with the family than Vail. Go to Calendar

Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend

January 24 to 27, 2013
Beaver Creek Resort is proud to announce its partnership with FOOD & WINE to host the Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE weekend. This winter culinary festival will take place late January. Highlight events include:

Meet the Chefs Reception
Join us for a casual cocktail reception welcoming our guest chefs and featuring unique Colorado-style hors d'oeuvres prepared by our Beaver Creek host chefs. You'll meet and mingle with all of the chefs who will be participating throughout the weekend.

Grand Tasting
The Beaver Creek Food & Wine Grand Tasting is our "don't miss" event! All of our guest chefs and Beaver Creek culinary talent will delight you at the ultimate tasting experience. Wine and spirits will flow while you enjoy music and mingling at the biggest and best event of the weekend. Go to Calendar

Big Beers, Belgian & Barleywines Festival

January 10 to 12, 2013
One of the most highly regarded festivals in the nation. Experience beer pairing dinners hosted by celebrity brewmasters, seminars led by brewmasters and industry leaders, a commercial tasting of over 200 big, Belgian and experimental beers and enjoy specialty beers in the Fireside Lounge at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. Tickets vary in price, depending on event.  For more information call 970-926-9795. Go to Calendar

Winter Mountain Games

February 8 to 10, 2013
Winter in the Rockies will never be the same as professional and amateur athletes converge on the mountains and villages of Vail for a celebration of adventure sports, music, art and the great outdoors.
The Winter Mountain Games in Vail feature competitions in mixed climbing, mountain biking, Nordic and telemark skiing, ski mountaineering and snowshoe racing with $60,000 in prize money on the line, along with a one-day vertical challenge in Vail's legendary Back Bowls. Call 888.883.VAIL (8245) for more information. Go to Calendar

Talon's Challenge in Beaver Creek

March 2, 2013
Beaver Creek's signature Talon's Challenge event tackles nearly 24,000 vertical and showcases the mountain's toughest 13 black and double-black diamond runs in one day. Participants return year after year and come from all over to earn a spot on the electronic wall of fame at Red Tail Camp. This winter Talons will now be a draw for young rippers who will be rewarded with their own new Kids Talons Challenge.The event is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. Last year's registration sold out, so register early to make sure you secure your spot early. Go to Calendar

American Ski Classic

March 20 to 24, 2013
This event held in Vail, Colorado, combines the thrill of both professional and amateur ski racing with an array of entertainment options for fans of all ages. The American Ski Classic is the oldest and largest skiing competition and festival of its kind in North America. (970) 845-TIXS. Go to Calendar

Vail Film Festival

March 28 to 31, 2013
The Annual VAIL FILM FESTIVAL presents a groundbreaking program of international independent films. The Vail Film Festival screens over 60 films during the 4-day weekend, and includes nightly parties, live music featuring Grammy-Award winning musicians, filmmaker panels, and more. The Festival has welcomed some of Hollywood's hottest stars, including Josh Lucas, Kate Bosworth, Michael Imperioli, Zach Braff, Jane Seymour, Kevin Smith, Michelle Monaghan, Adrian Grenier, Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush, William Forsythe, Harold Ramis, and Jesse Eisenberg. Go to Calendar

Taste of Vail

April 4 to 6, 2013
The Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout Vail. 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, an auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain. (970) 926-5665. Go to Calendar

Beaver Creek Vintage Ski Race Festival

A celebration of ski history, racing and tradition returns to Beaver Creek. So dust off the old skis and sign up for the vintage ski race or watch the competition as a spectator. Prizes awarded to those best dressed in vintage gear. Go to Calendar

Spring Back To Vail

April 8 to 14, 2013
Vail's huge end-of-the-season bash with free concerts from national headliners, on-snow events, street parties. And don't miss the World Pond Skimming Championships on closing day! Stay tuned for band announcements and schedule later in the season. Go to Calendar