Vail Valley This Week

There’s a reason people flock to the Vail Valley all year long — and why so many of the people who come for a visit choose to stay here for good. That reason, in short, is that the Vail Valley is like a slice of paradise. This is especially true if you’re a nature lover, an outdoor adventurer or an athlete. Visit in the summer to raft or kayak the Eagle River, hike in the Sawatch and/or Gore mountain ranges (which include the White River National Forest, the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness and the Holy Cross Wilderness), fly fish, mountain bike, road bike or run the mountainous trails or pedestrian paths present throughout the Vail Valley. Show up in the winter if you’re excited to bomb down slopes at two of the country’s best ski resorts (Vail and Beaver Creek) or snowshoe or cross-country ski on groomed trails or in the backcountry all winter long. Or just come here any time of the year to enjoy the stellar views. The Vail Valley is nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and the scenery simply can’t be beat.

If you’re ready to take advantage of all that the Vail Valley has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. Here on VailValleyThisWeek.com, you’ll find all the detailed information you need to enjoy everything offered throughout the Vail Valley. Learn about the most exciting Vail Valley events on a weekly basis. Check out Vail Valley activities that will add a cultural element to your time in the valley and entertain and delight every member of the family. Check out those much-valued snow reports, get up-to-date suggestions for the best daytime activities in the region and learn just how to navigate all the blasted roundabouts. No matter your interests, we’ve got the wheres, whens and costs of everything you might want to do in the Vail Valley — all in one convenient place.

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No introduction to the Vail Valley would be complete without mentioning the stellar dining and shopping options throughout the valley. Vail Valley restaurants promise something to delight every taste and budget, so check out the Daily Specials at area eateries to learn how to save money on tantalizing meals. If you’re looking to extend your dinner into a night on the town, check out our guide to Vail Valley nightlife, including Happy Hours, live music and other exciting events.

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
Loaded Joe's
Avon, Vail
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm
Loaded Joe's, Loaded Joe's Trivia Night - Avon
Vail Ale House
Vail
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Vail Ale House, Trivia Night Hosted by Geeks Who Drink
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co.
Gypsum, Vail
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co., Live Music with BBQ Mike and Friends
Loaded Joe's
Avon, Vail
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Loaded Joe's, Loaded Joe's Game Night - Avon
Vail Ale House
Vail
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00 pm
Vail Ale House, Open Mic Night Hosted by Steve Corr
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co.
Gypsum, Vail
Friday, September 22, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co., Live Music with BBQ Mike and Friends
The Back Bowl
Eagle
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:00 pm
The Back Bowl, Jackque's Karaoke and Variety Show
Loaded Joe's
Avon, Vail
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:30 pm
Loaded Joe's, Loaded Joe's Karaoke Night - Avon
Loaded Joe's
Avon, Vail
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Loaded Joe's, Loaded Joe's Jukebox Night - Avon
Loaded Joe's
Avon, Vail
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:30 pm
Loaded Joe's, Loaded Joe's Trivia Night - Avon
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Alpine Arts Center
Edwards
Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Alpine Arts Center, Art Classes in Vail
EagleVail Golf Club
Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
EagleVail Golf Club, Bucket and Brews
Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show
Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show, Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show
Top Picks: Great Plates
Minturn Saloon
Minturn
Chili Relleno, beef taco and cheese enchilada. More info - Minturn Saloon
Minturn Saloon, No. 5
Minturn Saloon
Minturn
From MacDonald Farm of Brush, Colorado, and AB/hormone free St. Louis-style pork ribs in our famous BBQ sauce with rice and beans. Smaller... More info - Minturn Saloon
Minturn Saloon, Pancho Villa's Ribs
Minturn Saloon
Minturn
1/2-pound Harris Ranch Premium Black Angus Burger, No Hormones/Antibiotics. Served with fries, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Add... More info - Minturn Saloon
Minturn Saloon, Bruce's Big Angus Burger
Minturn Saloon
Minturn
Adobo grilled beef, Guajillo grilled chicken, or a combo of sauteed onion, red and green peppers. With sides of guacamole, sour cream,... More info - Minturn Saloon
Minturn Saloon, Saloon Fajitas
Big Bear Bistro
Vail
Roasted turkey, bacon, swiss cheese, avocado, buttermilk ranch. More info - Big Bear Bistro
Big Bear Bistro, Briggs
Vail Mountain Lodge
Vail
Medjool dates, house-made chorizo, pancetta, roasted Peppadew pepper sauce. More info - Vail Mountain Lodge
Vail Mountain Lodge, Terra Bistro's Chorizo Stuffed Dates
Gore Range Brewery
Edwards
Served on a homemade pretzel roll with cole slaw, Swiss cheese and au jus. More info - Gore Range Brewery
Gore Range Brewery, BBQ Spice Rubbed Brisket Dip
Gore Range Brewery
Edwards
Roasted tomato, dried cranberry, pistachios and basil. More info - Gore Range Brewery
Gore Range Brewery, Goat Cheese Pizza
Gore Range Brewery
Edwards
Sautéed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil. More info - Gore Range Brewery
Gore Range Brewery, Shishito Peppers
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
Pano
Vail
Stop into the shop to try it on and for pricing. More info - Pano
Pano, Shop this look
Pano
Vail
Stop into the shop to try it on and for pricing. More info - Pano
Pano, Stay Wild Gypsy Child Top
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Edwards
Pricing varies. Inquire at shop. More info - Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads, Copper Bracelets
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Edwards
Inquire at shop for pricing. More info - Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads, Feather Earrings
Eye Pieces of Vail
Avon, Edwards, Vail, Vail, Vail
Contact store for more details. $100 - $300. More info - Eye Pieces of Vail
Eye Pieces of Vail, Maui Jim Sunglasses
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Edwards
Turquoise is one essential piece that every woman should have; it goes with almost anything and anyone can wear it. Choose a stone that is... More info - Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads, Turquoise Jewelry