February has long been my favorite month to ski and revel in wintertime fun. Snow conditions are generally quite good, plus it's my birthday month. The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships is kicking off on February 25 at Vail Mountain as well, bringing the best snowboarders in the world to my hometown. Yay!
With that in mind, I'm excited to welcome in the season of Aquarius with some sunshine. Right now weather predictions point to bluebird skies and sunshine on Friday, February 1. Saturday, February 2, will likely warm up to low 40s, so that will certainly be a good day to get outside and play. If we're lucky, and I think we are, more snow is on the way next week. Click here for the 10-day forecast.
Here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Recently taken up at Belle's Camp at Blue Sky Basin, Vail Mountain
Vail Events On Tap
Gabe Burdulis will perform live music on Friday, February 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vail Brewing Company's Vail Village location.
Dogma Athletica is hosting a Grand Opening Party for its second location, a group fitness space, within Edwards' Riverwalk Center on Friday, February 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Brothers Keeper will perform live music at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village on Saturday, February 2, at 9:30 p.m.
The Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 3, and Maya in Avon will host a Big Game Party starting at 4:30 p.m.
As mentioned above, the Burton U.S. Open is coming up February 25 through March 2. That means visitors and locals alike will enjoy five days of free music, ride days and more. Mark your calendars!
More Vail Things To Do
Being gluten-free can be hard for a beer lover. That's why I'm excited that West Vail Liquor Mart carries Holidaily beer, brewed in Golden, Colorado. This beer is 100-percent gluten-free (it's certified on the can) and it tastes pretty good. They even carry the stout!
Eye Pieces of Vail, a luxury eyewear shop with five locations around the Vail Valley, will be hosting a variety of trunk shows this month. Click here to see the lineup.
Looking to update your bedroom with quality bedding? The Linen Kist in Avon offers fine linens in tens of thousands of fabric options.
If you're planning a nice dinner out, consider Vista at Arrowhead in Edwards. Its menu focuses on seasonal ingredients and upscale service.
Photo: Orgreen glasses, courtesy of Eye Pieces of Vail
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