There's more to the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek than their world-class skiing and snowboarding. You'll want to plan your winter vacation around one of the many amazing events in the Vail Valley. There's everything from World Cup ski races to fireworks displays and one of the best food and wine festivals in the country.
Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup has become legendary in the ski world.
Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for one week of racing featuring Men’s Alpine Super G, Downhill and Giant Slalom competitions.
The festivities of BC World Cup weekend celebrate “Where Winter Begins” in North America. This year’s event is scheduled to include live music, beer tastings, ski films, parties, sponsor activation and much more in the heart of Beaver Creek Village on what is dubbed "Birds of Prey Way". Learn more.
Each year Vail celebrates the New Year with an annual torchlight parade and fireworks. Skiers form a glowing train and ski down Golden Peak. The parade is followed by a Fireworks show that can be seen from all across the valley. Learn more.
Ring in 2024 at the Beaver Creek New Year's Eve Celebration with performers and live music throughout the Village, giant screens to watch the ball drop at 10PM 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. Learn more.
Celebrate the Legacy of Vail with the 10th Mountain Parade, Black Hawk landing, the anniversary of Riva Ridge Ski down and more. Learn more.
Helly Hansen invites you to grab an early lunch and meet members of Vail Ski Patrol and their avalanche dogs. Dog training, rescue drills and Q&As with patrollers are on the menu. Head over to Henry's Hut with your family and friends between 10:30 and 11:30AM every Sunday to meet the Pros! Learn more.
Beaver Creek lights up the Colorado sky every Thursday evening to celebrate another amazing ski season. This not-to-be-missed event includes a glow stick ski-down parade that you can participate in! The parade is followed by a spectacular fireworks display from the top of the mountain. The event is free and can be viewed throughout the Beaver Creek Village. Learn more.