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16 Dec 2021

If you are lucky enough to visit Colorado's mountains in winter, you are lucky enough! But, the cherry on top of your ski vacation would be landing here when there is a fun event happening, too. 

Here are some of our favorite wintertime events in Vail and Beaver Creek. We are so excited to say that they are all back for this season! 

December 31, 2021

Beaver Creek New Year's Eve Celebration

Beaver Creek New Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in 2022 at the New Year's Eve Celebration with performers and live music throughout the Village, giant screens to watch the ball drop at 10 p.m. local time, and fireworks illuminating the sky over Beaver Creek. No tickets are required for this event. It’s complimentary and open to the public.

December 31, 2021

Vail New Year's Eve Torchlight Ski-Down 

Vail New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with the Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

January 20-23, 2022

Winter Culinary Weekend in Beaver Creek

Enjoy experiences ranging from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing.

Work up an appetite snowshoeing through stunning McCoy Park, then indulge yourself at a perfectly-paired gourmet lunch. Kick back in your ski boots and enjoy unique après affairs in Beaver Creek Village on Friday and Saturday. Seize the opportunity to tackle the mountain with expert instructors at the ever-popular Ski.Eat.Ski. and then relax into a luxurious fine dining experience with hand-selected wines. Raise a glass at Saturday’s Synesthesia: Culinary Showcase and Concert to cap off an unforgettable weekend in the mountains.

December 19, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Vail Winterfest

Vail WinterfestExplore color, shape, gesture, and light at this collaborative installation between visual artist Olive Moya and ice sculptor Paul Wertin. A festive field of colorful lanterns will span above the International Bridge in Vail Village including lanterns painted by Olive Moya. And, an interactive & illuminated ice installation on view daily at dusk until 10 p.m.