More Terrain Opens After Last Week's Snowfall Around Vail Valley

By Caitlin Row | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Colorado's Vail Valley finally saw an increase in snowfall last week, and more is on the way, according to That's good news for locals and visitors alike because resort terrain is opening!

As of last Saturday, Vail Mountain announced that it was even opening some back bowls. We may not be totally caught up as far as our mountain snow base goes, but every last inch helps, and it's beginning to build.

This weekend will likely see snow showers that will persist into next week. As weather predictions tend to shift, it's best to check back closer to the weekend for a more up-to-date 10-day forecast.

With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.

Photo: Courtesy of @k2vailvalleyrealestate via Instagram

Events This Week

Events this week include a lot of live music. Bela Fleck with Brooklyn Rider will perform at Beaver Creek's Vilar Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 19. A One Love Music performance, including DJ Weez, is planned for Saturday, January 20, at Vail Ale House in West Vail. Jessica Holloway will perform live music at Vail Brewing Company's Vail Village Tasting Room on Saturday as well. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo will perform at Vilar Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, January 23. 

Other events worth checking out include The Science Behind Mountain Meteorology Talk with Walking Mountains Science Center on Thursday, January 18, and the Icebreaker Free Snowshoe Run with Josiah Middaugh and Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday, January 20.

A full list of live music and other events can be viewed here.

Photo: Brooklyn Rider Facebook

More Vail Things To Do

Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads, a jewelry shop in Edwards, is hosting a variety of jewelry-making classes all month. Check out the schedule here.

Portofino Jewelry and Beads in Avon also hosts jewelry-making classes and private parties.

Alpine Arts Center in Edwards is hosting a variety of art classes on a weekly basis. View the schedule here.

Vail Art Walks are held every first and third Wednesday though April 5. Participants should meet at 3:30 p.m. at Vail Village Information Center (on the top level on the Vail Village parking structure) to join the free group tour of Vail's outdoor art.

Winter activities and Vail things to do can be viewed here.

Photo: Art in Vail

Coming to Vail?

If you're getting ready for an upcoming ski vacation to Vail, consider securing your rental skis, snowboards and other necessary gear with Bridge Street Ski Haus. It's located in Vail Village and also offers ski storage.

Get from Point A to Point B with a chartered vehicle from B-Line Xpress. Drivers can get you from the airport and take you on adventures all around the region.

Planning a wedding? Reach out to A Secret Garden in Vail Village for all your floral needs.

Stock up your vacation-rental bar with delicious elixirs from West Vail Liquor Mart (West Vail), Beaver Liquors (Avon) or Boone's Wine and Spirits (Eagle) depending on where you're staying.

See you soon!

Photo: A Secret Garden

About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a Vail local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all the Vail Valley has to offer.