Early season snow ... it creates this zinging energy in a ski town, and everyone is excited!
Thankfully, we were blessed with quite a windfall of white stuff last weekend. On Facebook on Monday, November 5, Vail Mountain posted a photo showing nearly 15 inches of fresh snow via measuring stick. With Opening Day currently set for Friday, November 16, this was fortuitous! Summit County, to the east of Vail Pass, was blessed with heavy snowfall as well. So much so that Keystone and Breckenridge are both opening early on Wednesday, November 7.
And guess what! More snow may be on the horizon. OpenSnow called for some snow this Thursday, November 8. Even so, Weather.com is showing a mostly clear 10-day forecast. These predictions tend to shift every few days, so continue to check back by clicking here.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Monday's View of Beaver Creek from Nottingham Park in Avon
Vail Things To Do
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa is hosting Bro'ga, a yoga class for dudes, on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m.
West Vail Liquor Mart in West Vail is hosting a complimentary Simi Winery Tasting Event on Friday, November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. White Bison in Vail will host Olympian Jonny Moseley from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday.
A Craftsman's Christmas Market is planned for Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle on Saturday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Handmade goods, along with Western and vintage items, will be available.
Altitude Bar and Grill, located inside Vail's Evergreen Lodge, offers ping pong!
Photo: Two Arrows Coffee Company
Planning Your Trip
With Vail Mountain scheduled to open on Friday, November 16, and Beaver Creek readying to open on Wednesday, November 21, it's a good time to book ski vacations. Early season booking deals are definitely being offered around town.
If you're like me, you may want to book a vacation home with a full kitchen. Check out our vacation-rental offerings by clicking here.
Working on your winter-vacation itinerary? We have you covered. Check out our full list of Winter Activities here.
Photo: Sonnenalp Hotel
And with that ...