More snow is on the way to Colorado's mountains. That's good news for everyone hitting the slopes this weekend around the Vail Valley.
According to OpenSnow, on Friday, January 18, Vail is earmarked with an alert, with a forecast of 6-plus inches from the previous night and current day. As OpenSnow is my most trusted powder-hound prediction platform, I'm readying for a weekend of fun.
January is a nice time to visit the Vail Valley because it's a little quieter, it's easier to get dinner reservations and the lift lines feel shorter. I highly recommend weekend warriors plan some long weekends to the high country.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Courtesy Vail Resorts, Elisabeth Biebl. Simply, wow!
Vail Events On Tap
Vail Brewing Company is hosting a limited beer release event on Friday, January 18, at 11:30 a.m. at its EagleVail location. The beer being released is Eden, a Belgian Golden Strong brewed as a collaboration with Angry James Brewery in Silverthorne, Colorado. A free comedy night is planned for Saturday, January 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the EagleVail location.
West Vail Liquor Mart in West Vail is hosting a Kim Crawford Winery Tasting event on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. It's complimentary to shoppers.
Take a pearl-knotting jewelry class at Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards on Saturday at 11 a.m. A funky cuff class is scheduled for Monday, January 21, at 1 p.m.
Coming up, the Town of Avon will host July in January: Salute to the USA, along with the Chilly Chili Cookoff on Friday, January 25. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at Nottingham Park. It will include the Fourth of July fireworks that were canceled due to fire restrictions last summer. Free tacos and ice-skating will be part of the fun.
Photo: Vail Brewing Company
More Vail Things To Do
La Tour Restaurant and Bar in Vail Village offers a variety of quality dinner options, like Denver Style Lamb Ribs and Maple Pork Belly & Squash Agnolotti. Click here for these featured menu items and two more; click here for the full menu. La Tour can also be booked as a special venue for parties, weddings and corporate events. Inquire to learn more.
Maya, featuring modern Mexican cuisine and an expansive tequila list, is located in Avon inside The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. It's high-end fusion food and is truly delicious. Click here for the menu.
Reservations are recommended for all three of the above restaurants.
And with that ...