I have made Vail, Colorado my hometown by choice. And, the holidays in Vail is one of the reasons. Vail is truly an alpine winter wonderland with lights twinkling in the snow covered pine trees all winter long. With majestic snow covered mountains, bountiful outdoor activities and creative culinary offerings Vail has something for everyone.
Winter Activities ~ Holidays in Vail
Vail winter is best known for its epic ski mountain. The resort boasts 5289 skiable acres, 195 runs and 31 lifts with a variety of terrain for skiers of all abilities. And, Epic Discovery located at the top of Vail Mountain offers a fantastic variety of winter activities including snow biking, a kids snowmobile track, a slippery slope of rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Furthermore there is no shortage of winter outdoor adventures available in the Vail area. From sledding, snowshoeing and horse-drawn sleigh rides to enjoying hot cocoa or s’mores by the fire there is something for everyone! And, there are plenty of indoor options too. You may want to just curl up by the fire with a book while the snow falls out your balcony window, enjoying fine dining and more.
Vail Holiday Events
There was a time that we traveled during the holidays, but no more. First of all our family enjoys taking advantage of the special holiday events. The town of Vail offers a variety of events throughout the season. The holiday tree lighting December 17th, 2017 really kicks off the Vail holiday season. In addition, attendees can ice skate and decorate cookies before watching the tree lighting. They can also enjoy a Paper Lantern Making Workshop and Walk December 22nd before the opening of the Winterfest Ice Theater. Finally, the torchlight parade New Year’s Eve is always fun. Ski instructors and Vail locals form a glowing train as they ski down Golden Peak followed by a fireworks display.
Our family loves spending a snowy Christmas at home. We get out and enjoy some of the festival holiday events and ski, sled and play family games in front of the fire and tree at our house. What is your favorite place to spend the holidays? Tell us in the comments below!