Enjoy a Quieter Time Around Vail This Off Season

By Caitlin Row | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Off season officially arrived this week with the closure of Vail and Beaver Creek for the winter season. There may still be skiing in Summit County, but Vail is moving on to warmer-weather activities. 

Weather is still a varied springtime mix, however, of rain, snow, wind, some sunshine and clouds. Everyone should expect the unexpected, basically, well into May.

What I like about springtime in the valley is the relaxed lifestyle offered when the mountain closes. The sun will shine, hiking trails will dry out and restaurants will offer delicious deals. Nozawa in Avon is already offering 50% off sushi, for example.

With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.

Photo: Shared with us recently by Instagrammer @k2vailvalleyrealestate!

Vail Valley Things To Do

Vail Vitalty Center, located in Vail Mountain Lodge, is hosting Moving into Mindfulness, a yoga workshop with Lindsea Stowe. It's scheduled for Friday, April 20.

Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village will host an Art of Wine Tasting Class this Sunday, April 22, and many Sundays thereafter. See its event calendar to learn more.

Cupcakes and Canvas is planned for a variety of spring and summer Sundays at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards. This is a family-friendly activity focused on creating a featured project. Cupcakes, along with beer, wine and Champagne, are available. Alpine Arts Center will also offer a variety of Vacation Art Camps.

Melee in the Mountains is coming up next week. This three-day roller derby event kicks off on Friday, April 27. It's hosted at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail. 

Get ready for summer with springtime fitness at Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon. You can book a private Pilates class or take one of many scheduled group classes. 

Look Ahead to Summer

Lots of summer events are on tap across the valley. Here are just a few!

The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail are set for June 7 through 10. Live music, food and expos are part of the fun.

Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show runs every Sunday in Vail Village spanning June 17 through October 7. It features Colorado produce, regional vendors, home goods, gifts and much more.

The Bravo!Vail Music Festival season suns June 21 through August 2. Guests will enjoy top classical orchestras from around the country at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.

Whistle Pig Vail is a mountain music series launching this summer. Dispatch will perform on June 16. Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will perform on June 19.

Photo: Robert Plant, courtesy of Whistle Pig Vail

We'll see you in Vail!


About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a Vail local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all the Vail Valley has to offer.