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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No matter how you’re planning to spend your time in the Vail Valley, VailValleyThisWeek.com will serve as your local guide. When you utilize this site, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best possible insights into how to transform your Vail Valley stay into an unforgettable memory.

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
Vail Ale House
Vail
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Vail Ale House, Trivia Night Hosted by Geeks Who Drink
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Maker+Stitch
Edwards
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Maker+Stitch, Weekly Stitch+Bitch
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Mio Studio
Avon
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Beaver Creek Chophouse
Avon
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Beaver Creek Chophouse, Tableside Magic at Beaver Creek Chophouse
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Splendido at the Chateau, Live Music with Peter Vavra
C Bar
Beaver Creek
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
C Bar, Live Music with Reid Tynan
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Beaver Creek Chophouse
Avon
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Beaver Creek Chophouse, Tableside Magic at Beaver Creek Chophouse
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap, Live Music with Shannon Tanner and the Wingman
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Mio Studio
Avon
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Lole
Vail
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lole, Free Community Yoga
Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap, Live Music with Shannon Tanner and the Wingman
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Vail
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Tales of the 10th Mountain Division
Shakedown Bar
Vail
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Shakedown Bar, Live Music: Scott Rednor & Rob Eaton Jr.
Mio Studio
Avon
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Vail
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00 am
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Vail Village History Walking Tour
Top Picks: Great Plates
Vail Ale House
Vail
Creamy Chicken Stew w/ Carrots, Onions, and Celery, w/ Puff Pastry More info - Vail Ale House
Vail Ale House, Ale House Chicken Pot Pie
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
Coconut, blueberry, chocolate More info - Splendido at the Chateau
Splendido at the Chateau, Snowman
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
Chanterelle, pine nut, percorino. More info - Splendido at the Chateau
Splendido at the Chateau, New Zealand Venison Carpaccio
Vista at Arrowhead
Edwards
14oz. chop, sweet potato pumpkin puree, braised winter greens with apple and onion, herbed pork demi-glace. More info - Vista at Arrowhead
Vista at Arrowhead, Brined Pork Chop
Vista at Arrowhead
Edwards
Golden chanterelle saffron risotto, confit tomato, baby arugula. Gluten-free. More info - Vista at Arrowhead
Vista at Arrowhead, Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops
Altitude Bar and Grill
Vail
5 strips of applewood smoked bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato on sourdough bread. Add guac for 50 cents and cheese for $1. More info - Altitude Bar and Grill
Altitude Bar and Grill, Altitude Big BLT
Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine
Vail
Hearty Naan stuffed with ground lamb. More info - Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine
Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine, Keema Naan
Two Arrows Coffee Company
Vail
Two Arrows Coffee Company, Chai Latte
Maya
Avon
Served to share: steak + chicken + shrimp + rajas and onions + crema fresca + salsa + chile toreado + corn tortillas. More info - Maya
Maya, Tacos Al Carbon
Ludwig’s
Vail
Pancakes, Belgian Waffle, or Brioche French Toast served with maple syrup, butter and your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham. More info - Ludwig’s
Ludwig’s, Sweet Beginnings
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
Fast Vape
EagleVail, Edwards
The Juul is by far the most popular pod system, it offers an excellent nicotine delivery with almost no maintenance. The Juul’s tight... More info - Fast Vape
Fast Vape, Juul Device and All Pods
West Vail Liquor Mart
Vail
This Elevation Beer Co. brew is lighter bodied, with great flavor. It's a staff pick! More info - West Vail Liquor Mart
West Vail Liquor Mart, 8 Second Kolsch - Staff Pick
Hygge Life
Avon
Enjoy our natural, medium-sized, white, European sheepskins. Exact shade, size and wool texture varies per hide. More info - Hygge Life
Hygge Life, White Sheepskin - Classic
The Linen Kist Avon, Colorado
Avon
Hand drawn embroidery from Coral and Tusk. More info - The Linen Kist Avon, Colorado
The Linen Kist Avon, Colorado, Embroidered Hand Towels
Skipper & Scout
Suite 106
Stylish and comfortable "Pray for Snow" hoody. More info - Skipper & Scout
Skipper & Scout, Pray for Snow Hoody
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
A Splendido gift card is perfect for the upcoming holidays, annual birthday & anniversary celebrations or for the every day thank you. More info - Splendido at the Chateau
Splendido at the Chateau, Gift Cards
Eye Pieces of Vail
Avon, Edwards, Vail
Inquire at the shop for pricing. More info - Eye Pieces of Vail
Eye Pieces of Vail, Barton Perreira Sunglasses
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Edwards
Inquire about pricing at the shop. More info - Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads, Vintage Buttons
Eye Pieces of Vail
Avon, Edwards, Vail
Inquire about pricing. More info - Eye Pieces of Vail
Eye Pieces of Vail, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
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