Vail Valley in November is an exciting time of year. It's the unofficial start to winter, the start of the holiday season and the beginning of ski-and-ride season.
Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 5. That means clocks are shifting back one hour, and it'll be getting darker a lot sooner for the immediate future.
Weather this week is moderately chilly, with temperature highs staying in the 40s and 50s. At the time of this writing, rain and snow predictions are on the books for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Then straight snow is predicted for Tuesday morning.
Of course, the forecast can shift so continue to check back for more accurate predictions.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: By Caitlin Row, taken after a recent snowfall in Edwards
Events This Week
Turntable Revue Duo will perform live music at Vail Brewing Company's EagleVail location.
Tierro with Bridget Law and We Dream Dawn will perform at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Friday, November 3. This is part of the Underground Sound Series.
Walking Mountain Science Center is hosting an Ice Age Discovery Youth Program on Saturday, November 4. Pre-registration is required, and it's for second- through fifth-graders. Kids will learn about the Ice Age with hands-on learning opportunities focused on fossils.
Vail Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 4. This free event is good for ages 8 and up. Harry Potter fans of all ages are sure to enjoy it.
Creative types are sure to enjoy Cocktails and Canvas at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine and beer is available for purchase during the evening art project.
More Vail Things To Do
With cooler days and colder nights, now's a good time to stay warm with libations at a distillery tour. In Gypsum, 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co. offers tours Friday through Sunday between 1 and 7 p.m.
Winter sports conditioning is being offered through November 22 at Athletic Club at the Westin in Avon. Non-members pay $20 per class. Classes run Mondays through Saturdays.
Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards hosts jewelry classes every week. Inquire at the shop for a November schedule.
There are a variety of Happy Hours and dining promotions available as well. Click here for a full listing.
Photo: Courtesy, Vail Mountain Lodge
Plan Your Winter Vacation
Vail Mountain opens November 17. Beaver Creek Resort opens November 22. That's just around the corner! If early season skiing is a possibility for you, now's a good time to get your hotel room or vacation rental booked. There are a lot of deals out there at the moment.