Well, the weather is certainly varied heading into the first week of March. Expect sunshine, show showers, wind, sleet and clouds over the next seven days. Pack for the elements and dress in layers. Vail has seen some pretty awesome sunsets lately, so keep your iPhone handy, and be sure to post pics to Instagram with the hashtag #everythingvail. This week's sunset image to the left was provided by @ashley_pearce816.
If you find yourself in need of more or different clothing, then you're in luck. Vail Village, along with shops around the valley, offers a variety of mountain-friendly (and fashionable) outerwear.
Explore Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek terrain, then enjoy Vail Valley's innumerable nightlife options spanning Down Valley, Edwards, Avon, EagleVail, Vail and Vail Village.
Gore Range Brewery in Edwards is a well-loved microbrewery also serving tasty, American-style meals for lunch and dinner. Craft beer spans a variety of styles — lager, stout, brown, dubbel, IPA, red ale, pale ale and more.
I suggest ordering a Brewery Flight for $7. It helps ease an indecisive beer drinker into a number of good options. The flight features five full ounces of any four beers listed on the menu. Additional tasters can be ordered for $1.75. What I love about Gore Range Brewery is the gluten-reduced beer options.
A kids menu, dessert options and sports-viewing options round out the fun at this brewpub.
Photo: Gore Range Brewery Facebook
Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships events continue through the weekend and end Sunday, March 5. Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions will be hosted at Golden Peak during the daytime. Then check out live music by Steve Meyer at Bridge Street Bar in Vail Village starting at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4.
Live music performed by the Robby Wicks Band is planned for Talons Restaurant on Beaver Creek Mountain on Saturday, March 4, from 1-3:5 p.m. On Sunday, March 5, Beaver Creek will also host its Snowshoe Race Series starting at 8:30 a.m.
Head over to Root and Flower Wine Bar on Tuesday, March 7, for a class from noon to 1 p.m. called the Art of Tasting.
Check out Nicki Parrott's Tribune to Peggy Lee on Thursday, March 2. Tickets are $35 for a performance at Ludwig's Terrace. The event is hosted by Vail Jazz. Apollo's Fire will perform Thursday as well at Beaver Creek's Vilar Performing Arts Center. This show is part of the Winter VPAC Classical Series, and adult tickets are $58.
Telluride Mountain Film on Tour arrives at Vilar on Friday, March 3. Late Night Radio is set to perform at Bol in Vail Village on Friday too.
Then on Saturday, March 4, Walking Mountains Science Center will host Escape Cabin Fever, a party offering seriously funky music by Euforquestra (photo to right).
For more information on activities and things to do, explore Vail Valley This Week.