The week started out snowy again, with two Mondays in a row showcasing early season storms! Vail and Beaver Creek mountains, as well as other high-elevation locations, are looking more covered (though there's still more work by Mother Nature to be done).
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, located across the pass in Summit County, also recently announced that it would open for the ski season this Friday, October 13. That's good news! Early season conditions will only continue to improve, and I'd like to think it's a sign of winter weather to come. Fingers crossed.
At the time of this writing, the weather was sunny and brisk, with more sunshine predicted through the weekend. Temperatures will be in the 50s this weekend, but it will feel warmer in the sun.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: By Caitlin Row, EagleVail Trailhead
Events This Week
There's plenty to do around Vail Valley, even though it's considered a quieter time of year.
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa will host Savour the Journey, an event benefiting Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, on Thursday, October 12. This Avon fundraiser will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Matt Garth will perform live music. Tickets are $100.
Head down valley for the Fall Fest Spooktacular in Gypsum on Saturday, October 14. This event features live music, games, costumes, a haunted house and a zombie run.
Man of the Cliff, an outdoorsy festival in Avon, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15. Participants can enjoy keg tossing, wood chopping and arrow shooting, among other activities. Bonfire brews will be served. This event will raise funds for First Descents and young adults dealing with cancer.
Allison Crowe will perform live music at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Tuesday, October 17. This event is part of the Underground Sound Series.
Photo: Allison Crowe
More Vail Valley Things To Do
Looking for some new shades? Eye Pieces of Vail will host a special trunk show event in Edwards on Friday, October 13, featuring Maui Jim products. Check it out!
Portofino Jewelry and Beads in Avon hosts a Monday Intro to Beading Class from 1 to 4 p.m.
Head to 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co. in Vail Village for a whisky flight tasting. Cost is $20.
Head to Vail Valley This Week for more fun weekend ideas.
Photo: Courtesy, Eye Pieces of Vail