Vail Snow Daze is an annual week long festival ushering in the snow season. Traditionally, this week also signifies the opening of the mountain, Blue Sky Basin and the seven back bowls. Visitors can expect perfectly manicured slopes, a vibrant mountain atmosphere and entertaining Vail concerts. Vail hotels offer special packages for the week long celebration and accommodations fill up quickly for this event. Reservations are a must, and it is advisable to make Vail hotel reservations well in advance of Snow Daze. During this week, restaurants in Vail offer Snow Daze inspired menus and local bars sponsor a popular pub crawl. To wrap up Vail Snow Daze, the weekend is filled with bonfires, street dances and top headliner Vail concerts.
Vail has been a popular destination for Winter sports enthusiasts for decades. It offers stunning mountain vistas, powdery snow and ski runs to suit every level of skier. Top ski equipment retailers take full advantage of Vail Snow Daze by offering demonstrations of their wares on the mountainside. Guests have the opportunity to purchase the latest ski fashions and equipment.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in the many activities scheduled during Snow Daze week. The all-mountain camera phone photo contest is a popular event. The contest allows anyone with a phone camera to submit their photos of the surrounding mountain area. Vail hotels host street parties, live entertainment and snow ball eating contests. Some hotels even offer giveaways throughout the week. When making Vail hotel reservations, be sure to ask what Snow Daze events the hotel will be participating in or sponsoring. Another top attraction at Snow Daze is the Dummy Demolition Derby. Contestants create a dummy and attach it to skis or a snowboard and launch it down the mountain. Winners of this contest take home a nice cash award and have bragging rights at the Vail concerts and other Snow Daze activities.