I can't believe this weekend marks the start of December! We are in the final stretch heading into the New Year, and time is just flying.
It feels like it's already been winter for a little while now. The big snow storm after Thanksgiving meant that Vail and Beaver Creek are both substantially ahead as far as terrain when compared to last year. And ... more snow is predicted to fall starting Thursday, through the weekend and into next week. I'll take it.
Temperatures continue to cool as well. Right now predictions are pointing to a chilly weekend with highs in the 20s. Check out the 10-day forecast for an updated report.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Skiing on Vail Mountain after that big storm last Saturday
Vail Things To Do
The Birds of Prey World Cup begins festivities on Thursday, November 29, and runs through the weekend. On top of the competition, Beaver Creek will host lots of fun events, including the Eighties Ski Welcome Party, Warren Miller's Face of Winter film showing and Beers of Prey. Click to learn more.
Breakfast with Santa at Luigi's Pastahouse in Eagle is planned for Saturday, December 1.
Maker+Stitch is hosting its one-year anniversary party on Saturday as well, with some mini learn-to-knit classes planned.
La Tour Restaurant & Bar in Vail is hosting a Fine Wines of France Wine Dinner of Thursday, December 13. Reservations are required. The dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Vail Snow Days kicks off on Thursday, December 13, and runs through Sunday, December 16. This time-honored Vail tradition includes free concerts on Friday and Saturday. Headliners include Nathaniel Rateliff and Shakey Graves.
Head to Vail Valley This Week for a more expansive look at things to do this week in the valley.
Photo: Shakey Graves Music, Facebook
Planning Your Trip
Evergreen Lodge at Vail recently underwent extensive renovations. The rooms are really nice, folks, and affordable, too. Plus, this hotel is centrally located to shopping, dining and skiing. Click to learn more and to book.
If you're researching activities of the non-skiing sort, we've got you covered. Click here for a full listing of fun around the Vail Valley. We also offer an expansive listing of restaurants. Happy Hours and Dining Promotions can be viewed here.
Photo: Nova Guides
And, with that ...