At the time of this writing, a winter storm watch was placed on Vail, calling for 8 to 16 inches before the weekend, with more possible at higher elevations. If this storm is for real, it's a pretty big deal for snow-deprived Vail and Beaver Creek. We already received about 6 inches of fresh snow over the weekend, so this will definitely be helpful to the resorts. Pray for snow, folks, and check here for an updated weather forecast.
I was out skiing at Beaver Creek after the weekend storm. Though terrain was still limited, we skied some pockets of powder. It was a beautiful day, enjoyed by many.
With any luck, Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts will open more lifts and runs for the weekend.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: By Caitlin Row Stoner, Beaver Creek Resort
Events This Week
Buttered Coral Trio will perform lively bluegrass music at Vail Brewing Company's Eagle Vail location on Thursday, January 11.
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company out of Utah will perform two shows on Friday, January 12, at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Skadi Vail Women's Ski & Board Fest begins Saturday evening, January 13, and activities run through Sunday, January 14.
A French skateboard artist, Lucas Beaufort, will paint a live mural at Terra Bistro in Vail Village on Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15.
More events can be viewed here.
More Vail Things To Do
Vail Segway Tours offers winter activities in Vail Village and Lionshead on a daily basis. No experience is necessary, and tours are open to those aged 16 and older. Groups of up to six people are welcome to book their next tour.
Guests and locals alike may enjoy taking a tour of the distillery at 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company. Tours are available down valley in Gypsum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon offers a variety of private and group classes spanning Pilates and Barre. Non-skiers may enjoy a unique fitness class while the rest of the group heads out onto the mountain.
More Vail and Beaver Creek activities can be viewed here.
Photo: Vail Segway Tours
Plan Your Next Vacation
See a more expansive list of vacation-rental options here.
See more hotel offerings here.
We'll see you in Vail soon!
Photo: Vail Mountain Lodge