Vibed-Up Vail: THE Place To Be This Holiday Season

Vail at dusk, christmas trees and festive charm with mountains as a backdropVail Christmas Presents Presence

Tucked and charging into the future, Vail celebrates its half-century milestone this season, and the legendary ski resort is preparing for December to be a party for the ages. In addition to being named the third best ski resort in North America by SKI Magazine, Vail was ranked first for Digital Presence, recognizing the resort’s progressive stance at revolutionizing the ski-vacation experience. Leading the way forward with social media initiatives like EpicMix, this ski season kicks off with the unVAILing of the world’s fastest gondola (1,200 feet-per-minute and wi-fi-equipped), highlighting the resort’s technology. Vail is still the classic mountain experience that skiers have loved since 1962, but with some excellent upgrades. Come help celebrate all that Vail is and will be this December, with these awesome slope-side events.

Crowd and stage shot of last year's Snow Daze at VailVail Snow Daze: December 10th – 16th

Rocking in the winter season right with the biggest Snow Daze yet. Dance the night away at Ford Park with a stellar lineup of bands featuring Grammy-nominated indie rockers The Shins; groovy crowd-pleasing Michael Franti & Spearhead; and Grammy-winning alt-rockers Wilco.  This all-ages outdoor event is fun for the whole family so the kids can rock out too. Add a 3-Concert Pass to lift and hotel package and enjoy the excellent live tunes as the perfect après-ski for your Vail vacation. Try out some new gear while you’re at it, with brand expos and product samples from event sponsors throughout the resort. Special after-dark parties throughout the village will keep the celebration pumping all week.

1962-2012 VAIL 50 and winter mountain scenes50th Birthday Celebration: December 15th

The official birthday party is on a Saturday, and Vail is celebrating with a free outdoor party to honour the resort’s vaunted history and continuing evolution. Starting at 5:30pm at Mountain Plaza, the village will light up for the big 5-0-birthday bash, with activities for the whole family. Be a part of the monumental occasion at the Gondola dedication ceremony with appearances by some of Vail’s legendary founders. Then sit back and enjoy the fireworks that light up the starry Colorado sky. Cheers friends new and old to another excellent 50 years.

Arial Night Shot of Christmas in Vail with FireworksVail Family Holidaze: December 16th - 31st

There is no place quite like Vail at Christmas, and the festivities of Family Holidaze will make your winter vacation a highlight for the old memory bank. Returning for its third season, the Holidaze event brings the merriness to Vail with these activities to bring the family together:

  • Free Concerts
  • Winter Solstice on Ice with World-class ice skaters
  • Skate with the Stars
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Family Movie Nights
  • Kids Zones
  • Dickens Carolers with hot cocoa
  • Candy Cane Patrol
  • New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
  • Vail NYE 2013 with Thievery Corporation (21+)
Vail’s going all out this year and the Christmas extravaganza promises to be a beauty. We’ve got the best available rates on accommodation so if you feel like making this holiday season truly sensational, look no further than Enjoy Vail. Check out our early booking offers and save up to 33% at select hotels and condos To help you decide, here are our top three recommendations:

1. Vail Cascade Resort & Spa: SAVE 25% ON HOTEL ROOMS AND CONDOS

  • World famous for both its majestic views and unrivaled amenities, the Vail Cascade is your home for the holidays. The resort goes all out for Christmas, with festive events scheduled all through the holiday season. Gather the family for caroling, gingerbread house making, holiday games, and even a special appearance by jolly old St. Nick himself. Visiting Vail for a little romance? Stoke the fire with a candlelit dinner at Atwater on Gore Creek and a couple’s massage at Aria Spa. Ski-in/ski-out and make this winter escape monumental, with rates starting from $132 per night.
  • (Travel Nov 16, 2012 – Apr 13, 2013)
  • Vail’s most trendy and hip hotel offers great amenities along with some great specials. Book the Ski and Spa Free Package for stays between 3-7 nights and receive: Welcome drink at Frost Bar, Daily breakfast, 50 minute Spa treatment, Daily lift tickets for two. Nightly rates starting from $310 per night based on double occupancy.
  • (Travel Nov 23, 2012 – Apr 15, 2013)

3The Charter at Beaver CreekFREE NIGHTS IN BEAVER CREEK!

  • Take advantage of your Vail/Beaver Creek Lift Passes and get the best of both worlds!  The Charter gives you direct access to skiing via the Chair #14 onto the slopes. Free Nights are offered all winter long, and depending on your travel dates you can save up to 33% on your stay! Not looking to ski? Relax in one of the area’s top spas with treatments that will make you melt.  Rates from $185 per night.
  • (Travel Nov 21, 2012 – Apr 14, 2013)

Experience vibed-up Vail and make it a Christmas to remember.



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