Winter

From elite athletes competing for the Burton US Open title to free concerts in Vail Village, there is always something exciting going on in Vail even when the snow is falling.

Vail Opening Day

Vail Opening Day

NOVEMBER
Opening Day at Vail Resort - November 15, 2019 - Come take part in this year`s celebration of skiing on the mountain, holidays and the magic of the winter season. A family-friendly event that invites all those who love to feel the freedom of riding down a snow-covered mountainside and eating delicious chocolate chip cookies!
Location: Vail Ski Resort
Beaver Creek Opening Day

Beaver Creek Opening Day

NOVEMBER
Beaver Creek Resort Opening Day - Celebrate the magic of winter all weekend long! Festivities start November 27, 2019. Kick it off with the Annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition and vote for the Offical Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek...
Location: Beaver Creek Village
Beaver Creek 39th Annual Tree Lighting

Beaver Creek 39th Annual Tree Lighting

NOVEMBER 29, 2019
A Thanksgiving week tradition at Beaver Creek Resort. Tree lighting, fun family events, skiing and more.
Beaver Creek World`s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

Beaver Creek World`s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

NOVEMBER 27,2019
Kick-off Opening Day at Beaver Creek with the 16th annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans and one person will walk away with the title of official “World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe” of Beaver Creek for the 2019-2020 winter season. 2 p.m. in the village to help eat up the 5,000 cookies that are consumed in approximately 20 minutes and vote for your favorite.
Vail Snow Days

Vail Snow Days

DECEMBER 12-15, 2019
Vail celebrates the season with a 4-day festival highlighted by free concerts at Ford Park. Vail Snow Days, returning December 12-15, 2019 offers in-town and on-mountain early season specials, après and after-dark parties, lively expo village and more. Fun for the whole family!
Vail Tree Lighting & Lantern Walk

Vail Tree Lighting & Lantern Walk

DECEMBER 15, 2019
Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. Come see local children from the Vail Children’s Choir sing, the Town of Vail Mayor, St Nick and more. Cookies to decorate, hot chocolate to help keep you warm and family fun all around. December 15th. Lighting roughly 5-6 pm.
Location: Vail Resort
Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

MARCH
Don`t miss the world`s best riders competing for top honors in Halfpipe and Slopestyle, premium musical acts, activities for kids and more at Vail Mountain Gold Peak, the bottom of Chair 6.
Location: Vail Mountain
Vail New Years 2020

Vail New Years 2020

DECEMBER 31,2019
Vail Valley comes together for a celebration like no other. Watch the torchlight parade as skiers make their way down the Golden Peak and into town for fireworks and festivities. Stay up top Vail Mountain for a late-night New Year`s Eve party featuring music from world-class DJ`s.