Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year! I love pumpkin carving, costumes, candy and Dia De Los Muertos celebrations. This year's calendar of events for the Vail Valley have something for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about fun things coming up.
Halloween also marks the quick approach of ski season in Colorado's high country. Summit County's Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area opened for business last week. Vail and Beaver Creek will follow suit in a few weeks.
At the time of this writing, the 10-day forecast is predicting a full week of precipitation starting next week! That's good news for ski resorts prepping for opening day. This week, however, will be mostly clear and sunny, with temperatures hovering in the 50s.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Shared with Everything Vail Valley by Instagrammer @ochsie
Vail Events On Tap
A Basic Beading Necklace Class is planned for Friday, October 26, at 1 p.m. in Edwards at Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads.
Minturn Saloon is hosting a Halloween Party on Friday, October 26. It kicks off at 8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.
Ein Prosit in Avon is hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes are part of the fun.
West Vail Liquor Mart is hosting its 46th Anniversary Party on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Customers are encouraged to come in costume, and gift cards will be given away.
On Wednesday, October 31, lots of Halloween fun is planned. Both Vail Ale House in West Vail and Remedy Bar in Vail will host parties. Vail Recreation District is hosting trick-or-treating from 2 to 5 p.m. in Vail Village and Lionshead.
Photo: Halloween fun has arrived! Have you carved your pumpkins yet?
Planning Your Next Vail Valley Trip
The countdown to winter has started, and ski season in the Vail Valley is only a few weeks away. Weather permitting, Vail Mountain will open on Friday, November 16; Beaver Creek will open on Wednesday, November 21.
Vail isn't just for skiers, however. There's plenty to do on and off the slopes. If you're anything like me, when planning a trip you like to do some research before you arrive.
Nova Guides offers a variety of snowmobiling options, which will kick off around Thanksgiving. There's also ice skating and snowshoeing available in Vail and Beaver Creek.
Looking for a luxurious vacation rental? Triumph Mountain Properties offers high-end vacation rentals throughout the valley, including beautiful residences in Beaver Creek and Vail proper. A concierge team can help plan a visit from start to finish.
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Photo: Tyrolean #4 is a beautiful Vail Village property managed by Triumph.