March is a magical time around Vail. It means Spring Break, bluebird ski conditions and lots of entertainment.
The weather is warming up, and predictions for the valley point to mostly sunny through the weekend. Get outside and enjoy it!
Vail Valley This Week features a variety of fun things to do spanning eat, shop, stay and play for visitors and locals alike.
Here are my top picks for the week:
Photo: By Caitlin Row, from the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, which ended Saturday, March 4
Gore Range Brewery in Edwards offers tons of craft beer, tasty food and sports-viewing options that are perfect for after a day on the slopes.
As I am gluten-free, what I love about Gore Range are the gluten-reduced brews plus the extensive gluten-free menu. It really makes it easy to enjoy a night out with beer lovers and gluten eaters.
Plus, as a dog owner, it's really nice to know that I can bring my pooch to the restaurant's outdoor deck in the summer months.
Photo: Gore Range Brewery Facebook
Get ready for a busy weekend.
Grey Salt in Vail Village is hosting two events for its Faherty Trunk Show. First, on Friday, March 10 from noon to 8 p.m., they're offering tunes by DJ P-Rock, along with cocktails and appetizers. On Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. they're offering an après-ski wine and whiskey tasting. The Faherty Brand features beachy-cool clothing, and spring items will be on display.
Live performances on tap include Noam Pikelny at Vilar Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 9; Jessica Holloway at Vail Brewing Company on Friday, March 10; Steve Selinsky at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle on Friday, March 10; Town Cavalry at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village on Friday, March 10; The Magic Beans at Agave in Avon on Saturday, March 11; and The Altitones on Saturday, March 11 at Vail Ale House. Who's Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band, will perform at Vilar on Monday, March 13. The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is set to perform Tuesday, March 14, at Vilar.
The Carpenters Ball, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, is planned for Saturday, March 11, at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.
Photo: The Altitones Facebook
Upcoming Vail Valley events include Pink Vail on March 25, Vail Film Festival from March 30 through April 2 and Taste of Vail from April 5 to 9. Tickets are currently on sale for Taste of Vail, which is a big draw for visitors. Vail Mountain Lodge in the heart of Vail Village is currently offering lodging packages for both Pink Vail and Taste of Vail.
Looking ahead to summer, be sure to check out GoPro Mountain Games in Vail from June 8 to 11. Hosted by Vail Valley Foundation, this multi-day event features a variety of athletics as well as live music.
Photo: GoPro Mountain Games