It seems that any time I even think about driving over Vail Pass these days, cycles of snow and wind make me think twice. That's OK because staying in the valley these days is quite all right.
At the time of this writing (February 5), we are facing a substantial winter-storm warning, with up to 18 inches of snow possible. Though this will likely make travel difficult mid-week, weekend skiers will enjoy a new layer of fluffy, white stuff with hopefully more on the way. This is a good weekend to play around Vail and Beaver Creek.
Looking ahead, I'm seeing even more snow coming through in the 10-day forecast. If you're an out-of-towner, start booking your upcoming ski trip now! Head over to EverythingVailValley.com for vacation-rental and hotel ideas.
And with that, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: A recent sunrise on Vail Mountain, courtesy Vail Resorts, by Elizabeth Biebl
Vail Events On Tap
Vail Ale House in West Vail will host live music by Cycles, a "power-trio," on their winter tour Friday, February 8. The event kicks off at 9 p.m.
Learn to make a resin pendant with Rocky Mountain Silver and Beads in Edwards on Friday as well. The class begins at 1 p.m. and costs $40. Then on Saturday, February 9, students can learn to make button bracelets at 11 a.m., also for $40. A drop-disk earring class is planned for Monday, February 11, at 3 p.m. The cost is $40.
Kevin Danzig is performing live music at King's Club in Vail on Wednesdays and Fridays this month. Kevin Danzig & Friends, the band, performs on Saturdays.
Vail Brewing Company's Vail Village location is hosting Bingo Night on Monday, February 11. Enjoy bingo, beer and food discounts, prizes and fun!
Coming up, La Tour Restaurant & Bar in Vail Village is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner of Thursday, February 14. Seatings are from 5 to 10 p.m. for a special menu. Vail Legacy Days, celebrating the 10th Mountain Division President's Day Weekend, is Friday through Monday, February 15 to 18.
More Vail Things To Do
Sage Outdoor Adventures is currently booking a variety of snowmobile tours, including standard, advanced and private. Book your tour today!
Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon offers private Pilates classes, along with group options. It additionally books massage and acupuncture appointments.
Thinking about splurging for Valentine's Day? Squash Blossom in Vail Village offers a variety of fine jewelry and art. Contemporary bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings are a big focus, along with vintage and contemporary Native American jewelry.
Need a dinner reservation? Check out our expansive restaurant listings spanning the whole Vail Valley.
Photo: Sage Outdoor Adventures
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