On select Friday evenings in Vail Village, guests are invited to watch skiers dressed in traditional 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms will 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. The side of Vail Mountain will be illuminated with the 10th Mountain Division logo, and the celebration will feature a film on the history and legacy of Vail projected at the base of Gondola One and animated with fireworks. Vail’s recently renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum will stay open after the parade for guests to visit and learn about Colorado’s ski history.
The parades will be held on the following dates:
- Friday, January 4
- Friday, January 18
- Friday, February 15