Spring Back to Vail

It’s that time of year again. Springtime at Vail Mountain is soon upon us. Along with the bluebird days, warm temperatures, spectacular spring skiing and snowboarding, comes the biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, Spring Back to Vail, April 8-10. The season will end in style with some not-so-serious fun under the sun, including a free live concert, the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and much more.

Vail SummerFest

Live music performances will complement the afternoon activities and events expo, starting with Colorado-based opening act, Nelson Rangell at 4pm, followed by headliner and world-famous electric bass player Marcus Miller at 6:30pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and take in the terrific sounds!

GoPro Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games are the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music and they return to Vail June 9-12, 2016

Professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports for more than $110,00 in prize money.

Vail Whitewater Race Series

The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories, including kayak (under 9'6"), two-person raft and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with different course challenges every week. The course challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two-round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.

Bravo! Vail - The New York Philharmonic

Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season. The 2016 season features residencies with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, plus a new residency with London's Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The orchestras will perform great staples of the classical canon and creatively curated programs of jazz and pops. In addition, world-renowned soloists and chamber musicians will showcase their talents in an eclectic chamber music series.