Snow arrived across the high country through last weekend and flakes (along with rain at lower elevations) continue to fall all week. This is a great way to kick off pre-ski season. Full disclosure: This wintry weather is really getting me excited and hopeful for the season to come.
Currently the weather forecast through Thursday, October 11, calls for rain and snow across Vail, then snow returns again on Sunday, October 14. Temperatures will hover in the 40s all week, then dip to 34 degrees on Sunday. Click to view the ever-changing 10-day forecast here.
Come on, snow!
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Submitted by Instagrammer @drjonkedski
Vail Events On Tap
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek (in Avon) is hosting a 10th Anniversary Party on Friday, October 12. Festivities will feature live music by The Platonics in Maya and Billy Mickler in the lobby. Guests will enjoy food and drink specials, plus a cash bar. Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya will attend; he's helping to launch the new Casa Mexico tequila within Colorado!
Man of the Cliff, a burly festival happening at Avon's Nottingham Park, is this Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. Participants can enjoy keg tossing, arrow shooting and much more.
Fall Fest Spooktacular is happening in Gypsum on Saturday, October 13.
More Vail Things To Do
Learn to make a tassel on Friday, October 12, at Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards. The class begins at 1 p.m.
Like traveling with your dog? Evergreen Lodge at Vail offers $25 a night dog fees (for one dog)! Pet-friendly rooms are limited so book your stay now.
Release the artist within with a painting class with Mio Studios. Mio offers plein-air and landscape classes.
Ein Prosit in Avon features Bavarian food and beer, live music and games. Don't forget to join the Mug Club!
Planning meals for your upcoming vacation? Check our our full Vail Valley restaurant listing here.
Photo: Bring your dog on your next vacation to Vail and stay with Evergreen!
And with that ...