At the time of this writing, it's Christmas Eve and I'm happily writing as I stare 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.
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.
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!