Vail Valley's off season comes in stages. The first part is still warmish, colorful and sunny; then we enter the second phase, when temperatures cool, precipitation hopefully falls and a quieter calendar schedule prevails. It's a beautiful time of year to take a moment to rest, recharge and look ahead to the busy winter season.
After a full week of rain and snowfall, this week will trend a little warmer with temperature highs in the 50s. Saturday is predicted to be totally sunny, and Sunday will be clear as well. I'll certainly be heading outside for some beautiful fall weather. Check out the updated 10-day forecast here.
Even though it's a quieter time of year here, there's still plenty to do. With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: OK, this isn't Vail proper. I took this beautiful photo on my way home to Vail from Denver after the big Sunday storm. Looking good!
Vail Things To Do
On Saturday, October 20, the first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer's is planned for Avon.
Barbells & Brews for Boobs, a breast cancer fundraiser, is also planned for Saturday in Avon. The fitness part is happening at Crosstraining Fitness of Vail, then the after-party is happening at Vail Brewing Company in Avon.
Live music by Sarah Slaton is planned for Saturday at Ein Prosit in Avon.
Segway tours are still happening around Vail through the end of the month. Guests can experience the region's beautiful fall colors along with historic facts and stories with Vail Segway Tours.
Want to watch the game? Altitude Bar and Grill in Vail features 20 TVs, along with two pool tables and a Ping-Pong table.
Nova Guides is still offering tours, like Jeep, ATV, fishing and more before switching over to wintertime fun.
Check out more Vail things to do by clicking here.
Photo: Book your spot in Root & Flower's wine-tasting class, then stay for a craft cocktail!
Planning Your Trip
DoubleTree by Hilton Vail is a new, beautifully renovated hotel in West Vail. It features a co-working space, an on-site restaurant called Pivot62, a hot tub, an outdoor heated pool and much, much more. It's centrally located and modern. Check it out!
Another recently renovated option is Evergreen Lodge at Vail. It recently updated its bedroom furniture and offers a great location in Vail proper. Plus, it's dog friendly!
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek, located in Avon near Beaver Creek, offers a variety of resort amenities for guests. It has a spa, gym and delicious on-site restaurant called Maya.
Click here for more Vail Valley hotel options.
Photo: Here's what Evergreen's new rooms look like!