True autumn weather arrived this week in the mountains, with steady rain dropping leaves to the ground all over the Vail Valley. I think it's safe to say fall colors are peaking. Continued rain may even turn to snow over the weekend and into next week. Of course, predictions can change, but I'm feeling confident we are heading in the right direction.
This is good news because the start to ski season is right around the corner. Vail Mountain is currently on track to open Friday, November 16, and Beaver Creek will follow suit on Wednesday, November 21. Pray for snow, folks!
Right now rain is predicted every day through Monday, October 8, with rain and snow showers on tap for Monday. Click here for the full 10-day forecast.
And with that, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Avon's Nottingham Park, courtesy of Instagrammer @dominikalilli
Vail Events On Tap
Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, October 7, with dining deals happening all over town.
Maker+Stitch in Edwards is hosting Wool & Wine on Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
John Dunn is performing live music at King's Club in Vail Thursday, October 4, through Saturday, October 6, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Two Arrows Coffee Company, located in Vail's Root & Flower Wine Bar location during the day, is hosting an art show on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. It's called Funky Bird Eclectibles Art Show and will feature work from Shea Haddad, a local artist.
The last Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show of the season is this Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Photo: King's Club, John Dunn
More Vail Things To Do
Learn to make a mala necklace at Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards on Friday, October 5, at 1 p.m.
With rain in the forecast through the weekend, now's a good time to head indoors for some private Pilates instruction. Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon offers private and group classes throughout the week.
Ein Prosit in Avon is also a fun place to hang on a rainy day. Patrons can drink delicious German beers, enjoy periodic live music and even play hammerschlagen (a game where several people try to hammer a nail into a stump).
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Photo: Altitude Bar and Grill