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Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. Tickets are priced at $38 for balcony seats and $45 for lower-level seats. More information and to purchase tickets: Visit VailFriendsofDance.com or call 970-845-8497.
Tickets: $17-$35 More info: VilarPAC.org. For 73 years, Warren Miller Entertainment has been stoking skiers and riders — and making them laugh. Its magic lies not only in the exhilarating athletic footage, but also in its storytelling, dosed with humor, from the retro days of poking fun at tourists tumbling off chairs to hilarious current-day commentary and antics by professional leisure athlete Katie Burrell.
When: Friday, December 2, 5:30 p.m. Where: Event begins at Alpine Arts Center, and ends at The Bookworm. Both are located at the Riverwalk in Edwards. The Bookworm of Edwards will host its first Local Author and Artist Spotlight Event in partnership with Alpine Arts Center, as a way to celebrate the great wealth of talented writers and artists in the valley.
The Vail Valley is fortunate to have an extremely active nonprofit community. At its core is an extraordinary spirit of volunteerism. Of the valley’s thousands of volunteers, perhaps none give more, or give more widely, than longtime residents Sue and Dan Godec. In honor of their steadfast and selfless...
After a day on the slopes, head back home and get cozy while seeing some amazing films at this year’s Vail Film Festival. Consider it your own private festival since it is virtual and you can watch the movies in your pajamas while eating your favorite flavor of popcorn.
When: Friday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Where: Alpine Arts Center studio at Edwards Riverwalk. Alpine Arts Center’s annual Holiday Market is the perfect chance to get a head-start on holiday shopping. Featuring work from dozens of local artists, the Holiday Market hopes to promote giving handmade gifts in favor of big-box items with less sentimental value.
The Xfinity Birds of Prey event is bringing more than world-class skiers to the valley this weekend. While competitors from around the world are making turns on the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, Beaver Creek village will be alive with festivities, featuring a craft beer festival, DJs and live music performances and a streamed race watch party on the ice rink.
What up neighbors, friends, J-1s, ski-bums, second-home owners, Texans and overworked industry folks! I’m writing to let you all know that next weekend something very special is going to happen that has never ever happened before ever on Earth or anywhere else in the universe that I’m aware of ever. On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, Vail Valley rock legends The Runaway Grooms are performing at 10 Mile Music Hall with support from Vail-Valley based bluegrass group Danger Mountain for the Official Unofficial Winter Send-off Concert and what is sure to be the last best show of 2022.
World Cup ski racing, ice skating shows, tree lighting and holiday parade, film fest and more: Tricia’s Weekend Picks 12/2/22
While the rest of the world is watching FIFA World Cup Soccer, the World Cup that is happening this weekend in Beaver Creek is the alpine ski racing kind. The annual Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to in Beaver Creek with the men’s speed events this weekend. There will be not one, but two Downhill races on Friday and Saturday and a Super G race on Sunday. The fastest racers from around the world look forward to this challenging and intimidating course on the Golden Eagle trail.
Brian Rice has monumental goals. The primary one is to attend the 2026 Winter Games in Italy and become the first African American snowboarder to compete in the Olympics. Over the past few years, as the 17-year-old professional snowboarder tracks toward this goal, he’s had a number of significant milestones, moves and achievements. This includes training with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, moving to Copper Mountain from Detroit, competing in his first World Cup, earning a number of medals around the world in Big Air and Slopestyle events, and this year, becoming one of the featured athletes in Warren Miller’s 2022 feature film “Daymaker.”
At the State of the Valley, hosted by the Vail Symposium last month, local leaders shared their visions, plans, opportunities and road blocks. Even though the speakers were from different industries with varied focuses, they shared commonalities. The consistent message was that we live in an amazing place, are getting better at working together but, as always, there is more work to be done.
What: Gore Range Gravity Alliance hosts Backcountry Ball. When: Thursday, Dec. 1, doors at 7 p.m. Ready to get a little merry and dress in your best for a night on the town this holiday season? Exchange the flannel for festive threads and head to the Backcountry Ball hosted by the Gore Range Gravity Alliance this Thursday night at Shakedown Bar.
Walking Mountains Science Center’s Sustainable Film Series will screen “Going Circular” on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Theatre in Edwards. Waste is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions and environmental degradation, yet society’s consumption patterns and societal structures make inordinate amounts of waste an inevitability. “Going Circular” is a documentary that presents a visionary system change that may all but eliminate waste.
For cross-country skiers, few things surpass a bluebird sky and hard-blue wax conditions. On Thursday morning at Maloit Park, members of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Nordic ski team — fresh off a Thanksgiving week training camp in West Yellowstone – were thankful to log some K’s on their snowmobile-groomed home course with a simple Swix VR40 application underfoot for grip.
We would like to voice our support of the Vail Town Council’s efforts to preserve open space, wildlife habitat and dark skies in East Vail. This narrow corridor is part of our regular commute. On a daily basis, we are astounded that just a few miles from a world-class ski resort, there is no sense of the big city. The feeling of wilderness present on the descent from Vail Pass into our valley makes our home extraordinary. We feel fortunate to coexist with the browsing sheep herd, birds of prey soaring overhead, and thriving fish in Gore Creek. The dark winter nights are priceless.
As the end of the year approaches, we are naturally compelled to assess the last 12 months and decide what our plans and goals are for the upcoming year. This year, in particular, we cannot help but be grateful that we live in peace and in a safe place with food and shelter.
With snow falling, December upon us and the holidays around the corner, nonprofits across the state are gearing up for their annual 24-hour giving event: Colorado Gives Day. This day offers an opportunity for community members to give back and support the year-round mission of organizations across the state. Locally,...
I’m writing on behalf of an educational experience I had while volunteering at Avon Elementary School. When I arrived at the elementary school I was greeted by their amazing staff, Principal Dana Harrison and a past teacher of mine, Ms. Johnna Walker-Williams. From the normal adult point of view, many just drop their kids off at the door and go to work, but these teachers dedicate their heart and soul into giving these kids the best education and care possible.