It's a new year, folks! And that means I'll have to get used to writing 2019 on everything. It also means we still have at least three more good months of winter to ski our faces off.
I love this time of year because my legs are finally strong enough to explore more advanced terrain. Gone are the days when I can barely walk after a day on the slopes. Where's your favorite place to ski at Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort? Post a photo to Instagram and tag us at #everythingvail. We repost!
Weather this week will be a mix of sunshine, clouds and snow showers. Sunshine is basically predicted until the weekend, then snow will roll in. Keep checking back for a more up-to-date 10-day forecast.
Here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Shared with us via instagram by @mr._ford
Vail Valley Events On Tap
Live music with Kessel Run is planned for West Vail's Vail Ale House on Friday, January 4, at 9 p.m.
Live music is planned for Shakedown Bar in Vail Village nearly every day of the week, including The New Mastersounds on Sunday, January 6, at 8:30 p.m.
Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village is hosting a DJ Night on Tuesday, January 8, at 10 p.m. This week it's DJ Stennor performing.
Looking ahead, Beaver Creek's Winter Culinary Weekend is coming up January 24 to 27. According to Beaver Creek, guests will "mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs and get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing." This sounds like a lot of fun!
Photo: Courtesy, Beaver Creek's Winter Culinary Weekend
More Vail Things To Do
Ludwig's in Vail is known for its scrumptious breakfasts! Enjoy omelets, croque-monsieur, pancakes, Belgian waffles ... the list goes on! Click to view the menu. Ludwig's is located inside the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail Village.
Speaking of beer, another fun place to enjoy a brew – Ein Prosit in Avon – features a fun German game called Hammerschlagen! Basically, contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump. Head on over and try it out.
Photo: Hammerschlagen, Ein Prosit
And with that ...