With President's Day weekend in the rear-view mirror, some of the holiday crowds have gone. And with more snow in the forecast and cooler temperatures predicted, winter is back in Vail Valley for now. With it comes lots of events spanning music, comedy, competition and more.
Get out on two planks or one for playtime on Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek. Then check out one of the region's many après-ski spots for a relaxing evening among friends – new and old.
Here are a few more fun things to do around Vail Valley This Week:
Photo: By Caitlin Row in Avon, Colorado
What I love about the weekend is having time for brunch – or, better yet, finding breakfast served all day.
The Northside Kitchen, located in Avon, is a spacious restaurant with a different take on breakfast and lunch. Patrons order at the counter from a menu spanning breakfast until 4 p.m. (along with tasty lunch options). When I recently visited Northside, I ordered a latte and gluten-free huevos rancheros at 2 p.m. We got a window-facing booth and had plenty of time to enjoy breakfast for a late lunch. Dinner options are available with a fancier twist (and a wait staff).
Other must-try brunch spots include Westside Cafe in West Vail, The Little Diner in Lionshead and Cafe 163 in Edwards. The Sonnenalp's restaurant, Ludwig's, offers a European-style buffet worth trying in Vail Village (along with a completely gluten-free dinner menu if that's your thing).
Events This Week
The Economics of Beer talk, put on by Vail Symposium at The Grand View in Lionshead, is planned for Thursday, Feb. 23.
Comedic performer Kevin Nealon will perform Sunday, Feb 26, at Vilar Performing Arts Center. He's best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live along with a role in the Showtime series Weeds.
CarniVail is planned for Vail Village Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26. And the 34th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return to Vail as of Monday, Feb. 27, and continue through March 5.
Looking head, every Thursday through March 30 Beaver Creek Resort will host Thursday Night Lights. It includes a glow stick ski-down parade and fireworks to follow (sunset time determines show time).
Photo: Kevin Nealon (left)
More Live Music Planned
Live music performances planned around Vail Valley include Thunder and Rain Thursday, Feb. 23, at Vail Brewing Company's EagleVail location; Trevor Hall with Dustin Thomas, also on Thursday, at Agave in Avon; Foxfeather, an alt-Americana band, at Vail Brewing Company's Eagle Vail location Friday, Feb. 24; Brothers Keeper at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village on Saturday, Feb. 25; and Scott Munns performing at Vail Village's Bridge Street Bar, also on Saturday.
Check out Vail Valley This Week for more nightlife (and daytime) event listings.