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.

Don’t Miss a Thing with Vail Valley This Week!

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.

If you have a shopping itch that needs to be scratched, then it’s high time you learned about Vail Valley shops. Scope out the latest shopping sales and check out the hundreds of coupons available on our site so you can stretch your dollars further and score deals on products unique to the Vail Valley.

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.

Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts are opening early this week!

The big news this week is that Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek ski resorts are both opening early – on Wednesday, November 14, and Saturday, November 17, respectively! Vail Mountain had been set to open on Saturday and Beaver Creek the following Wednesday. Paid parking at the Vail lots starts on Friday, November 16, so that also means initial free parking for skiers. Click to learn more about the parking situation. Weather will remain clear and mostly in the 40s through... Read More

Fresh Powder Arrives in Vail as the Final Cou...

Early season snow ... it creates this zinging energy in a ski town, and everyone is excited! Thankfully, we... Read More

Vail Transitions from October to November wit...

I woke up today to a fine dusting of snow on my deck chairs, the mountainsides and our car. Trees are... Read More

Enjoy Halloween Festivities Around Vail Valle...

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year! I love pumpkin carving, costumes, candy and Dia De Los Muertos... Read More

Off Season: The Perfect Time of Year to Relax...

Vail Valley's off season comes in stages. The first part is still warmish, colorful and sunny; then we enter... Read More

Snow Arrives in Vail, Along with Cooler Tempe...

Snow arrived across the high country through last weekend and flakes (along with rain at lower elevations)... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Splendido at the Chateau, Live Music with Peter Vavra
Mio Studio
Avon
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Mio Studio, Drawing Class
Ein Prosit
Avon
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Ein Prosit, Local's Night
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Avon
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, Winter Sports Conditioning
Lole
Vail
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lole, Free Community Pilates
Maker+Stitch
Edwards
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Maker+Stitch, Weekly Stitch+Bitch
Mio Studio
Avon
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Splendido at the Chateau
Avon
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Splendido at the Chateau, Live Music with Peter Vavra
Alpine Arts Center
Edwards
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Alpine Arts Center, Cocktails & Canvas
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co., Saturday Live music with BBQ Mike and Friends
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Alpine Arts Center
Edwards
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Arts Center, Mommy and Me Get Messy
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Avon
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, Winter Sports Conditioning
Ein Prosit
Avon
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Ein Prosit, Local's Night
Lole
Vail
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lole, Free Community Pilates
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Avon
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, Winter Sports Conditioning
Maker+Stitch
Edwards
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Maker+Stitch, Weekly Stitch+Bitch
Mio Studio
Avon
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Vail
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Tales of the 10th Mountain Division
Mio Studio
Avon
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mio Studio, Landscape Painting Workshop
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Vail
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00 am
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Vail Village History Walking Tour
Top Picks: Great Plates
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
Root & Flower Wine Bar
Vail
Aquavit, lemon, honey, bitters, sparkling wine. More info - Root & Flower Wine Bar
Root & Flower Wine Bar, Viking Spritz Cocktail
Two Arrows Coffee Company
Vail
Two Arrows Coffee Company, Drip Coffee
Maya
Avon
Pork tenderloin and shoulder + blue corn tortillas + requeson + black beans + citrus pickled vegetables salad. More info - Maya
Maya, Pork Carnitas
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
Sunrise Minturn
Minturn
with cream cheese More info - Sunrise Minturn
Sunrise Minturn, Village Bagel
Ein Prosit
Avon
Freshly Shaved Corn Beef, Gruyere, Sauerkraut, & Thousand Island Dressing on Ciabatta More info - Ein Prosit
Ein Prosit, Prost Reuben
Sushi Oka & Hibachi
Vail
Green tea, strawberry, mango, or red bean. Rice flour dough with ice cream filling. More info - Sushi Oka & Hibachi
Sushi Oka & Hibachi, Mochi Ice Cream (4)
May Palace
Vail
A succulent blend of minced duck, chicken, or shrimp with shitake mushroom, celery and jicama in lettuce cups. More info - May Palace
May Palace, Lettuce Wraps
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
The Baggage Cheque
Vail
The innovative material that guarantees maximum resistance to shocks and scratches, as well as being extremely lightweight. A sophisticated... More info - The Baggage Cheque
The Baggage Cheque, Bric's Bellagio 27" Spinner Trunk - Cream
Beaver Liquors
Avon
Elephant Rock is a massive sandstone formation imposing itself above the wilderness near Palmer Lake. It’s a wild, natural wonder and a... More info - Beaver Liquors
Beaver Liquors, Elephant Rock IPA - November Beer Of The Month
West Vail Liquor Mart
Vail
$24.99 750ml, $49.99 1.75lt More info - West Vail Liquor Mart
West Vail Liquor Mart, Bulleit Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye
Maker+Stitch
Edwards
Hand dyed in Grand Junction, Colorado. More info - Maker+Stitch
Maker+Stitch, Luna Yarn
Eye Pieces of Vail
Avon, Edwards, Vail
Inquire at the shop for pricing. More info - Eye Pieces of Vail
Eye Pieces of Vail, Zero G Sunglasses
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
Vail Valley Jet Center
Gypsum
Arabian Stallion in France. The frame is crafted locally from reclaimed barn wood. More info - Vail Valley Jet Center
Vail Valley Jet Center, Krystal I
Synergy Center for Wellness
Avon
Synergy Center for Wellness, Synergy T-Shirt
Vail Valley Articles