Vail Legacy Days
Celebrate the Legacy of Vail with the 10th Mountain Parade, Anniversary of Riva Ridge Ski Down and more!
1:00 p.m. Ski with a Soldier Historic Mountain Tour
Meet at the Top of Lionshead Gondola and ski with a soldier as you learn about the history of Vail.
Ever wonder about the story behind a trail name at Vail? Like how Riva Ridge is named after a key battle that the 10th Mountain Division won during World War II, or how Vail founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton dropped into Sun Up Bowl for the first time and after commenting that it took forever to hike back up the mountain, decided to later name that trail Forever? To pay homage to Vail’s legacy, historical signs have been placed across the mountain, allowing guests to embark on a self-guided historical tour of the mountain. Space limited based on a first come basis. No reservations.
4:00 p.m. Tales of the 10th
Stories at the Colorado Snowsports Museum
Acclaimed historians and authors tell fascinating stories of the famed 10th Mountain Division. A suggested $5-$10 per person donation. Members can reserve seats by calling (970) 476-1876 in advance. Seats will be released 5 minutes prior to the start of the program.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10th Mountain Legacy Parade at the Base of Gondola One in Vail Village
Skiers dressed in traditional 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms perform a Torchlight Ski Down to the base of Gondola One, followed by a parade of military veterans, also in traditional uniform, marching from Gondola One down Bridge Street, across the Covered Bridge and finishing at the 10th Mountain statue. Vail’s newly-renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum will stay open until 8:00 p.m. after the parade for guests to visit and learn more about Colorado’s ski history through the new 10th Mountain Division exhibit and a special guest speaker.