Let's Head Into a New Year of Wintertime Fun around the Vail Valley

By Caitlin Row | Monday, December 24, 2018

At the time of this writing, it's Christmas Eve and I'm happily gazing at fluffy snow falling and settling onto tree branches. I predicted last week that it would be a white Christmas around the Vail Valley, and I wasn't disappointed. 

With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, I am more than ready to welcome in a New Year. What 2019 brings, who knows. One thing I'm sure of, however, is that the Vail Valley is a great place to be this winter. I hope visitors and locals alike enjoy our fantastic ski conditions and cheerful apres-ski fun.

This weekend's weather will take a dive into super cold temperatures – think teens and 20s. Brrrr. So bundle up if you're heading outside and don't forget your hand-warmers! Click here for the 10-day forecast.

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

Photo: A recent hike near Minturn!

Vail Events On Tap

Head over to Eye Pieces' Village Center location for a Tom Ford trunk show on Friday, December 28. It's planned from 1 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a Leather & Pearls Lariat Class at Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards, also on Friday at 1 p.m.

A variety of live music is planned for Ein Prosit (Avon), Splendido (Beaver Creek), Shakedown Bar (Vail) and King's Club (Vail) this weekend.

New Year's Eve falls on Monday this year. La Tour Restaurant and Bar in Vail Village is celebrating two decades in existence with a big New Year's Party from 5 to 11 p.m. They'll offer multiple seating times. Maya at the Westin in Avon is also hosting a big New Year's bash starting at 5 p.m., also with multiple seatings. Vail Ale House in West Vail is hosting a live performance by Eminence Ensemble starting at 9 p.m.

Click here for an expansive list of happenings on New Year's Eve.

Photo: Shakedown Bar

More Vail Things To Do

Searching for a delicious latte in a stylish setting? Head over to Two Arrows Coffee Company in Vail Village. 

Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine serves delicious ethnic flavors inside Evergreen Lodge (Vail). Try the spicy vindaloo; it's spicy and tangy!

Want to keep your toes warm and cozy? Head over to Hygge Life in EagleVail and check out this truly fun and unique Scandinavian home-retail shop. They offer a variety of lamb rugs and super plushy slippers.

Skipper & Scout in Vail Village sells super-cute kids' clothing. Check out its modern-cool-kid vibe before you head out of town.

Photo: Two Arrows Coffee Company

And with that ...

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.