Ever wondered what all the mountains around you are when you're skiing Vail Mountain?
When you're looking to the southwest from Eagle's Nest, you can see Mount of the Holy Cross and Notch Mountain.
Headed up the gondola? Check out the Gore Range to the northeast. From Blue Sky Basin, you can see the Ten Mile and Sawatch ranges.
Even if you can't tell what you're looking at, the views are breathtaking, especially this time of year! Everything is snow-capped and snow-blown, making Vail Mountain a true winter wonderland. Enjoy it, folks!
Here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: After a long ski day at Vail Mountain; by Caitlin Row
Vail Events On Tap
Pink Vail kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. It's said to be the biggest ski day/fundraising event to "conquer cancer," and all participants wear pink (making them easy to spot on the mountain and off).
Then on Sunday, March 17, area bars and restaurants will celebrate St. Patrick's Day around town. You can identify this holiday's celebrants with color, a bright green (duh). Vail Brewing Company's Vail Village and EagleVail locations will both host parties from 4 to 9 p.m.
Coming up, this year's Taste of Vail celebration is April 3 through 6. Tickets are available for purchase! Enjoy seminars and signature tasting events.
Click here for the full calendar, with more St. Paddy's Day events listed.
Photo: Courtesy, Pink Vail, Shaw Cancer Center Facebook
More Things To Do
With all the March snow pounding down on us, consider taking a day off from skiing for a day of snowmobiling. Nova Guides, a regional outfitter, offers tours and equipment rentals. Book your trip ahead of time; tours fill up.
Thinking about spending some of your hard-earned cash? Head on up to Beaver Creek and support its merchants' association. We have an expanded offering for Beaver Creek shops on EverythingVailValley.com. Check it out to see what's up there before you catch the bus (if you're not already staying up there, that is).
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