Category Archives: Vail Events

Gourmet on Gore| Vail 2016

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Labor Day is rapidly approaching, and with it Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail September 2nd-5th. Enjoy savory samplings of Vail’s most beloved restaurants while strolling through Vail Village enjoying the last of the summer blooms. The schedule this year is sure to please offering a wide array of activities for kids and adults alike.The first day of the festival commences with Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour. Each restaurant location will include a signature beverage and hors d’oeuvres, with benefits of the evening going to a local organization, the Vail Veteran’s Program. Start Saturday off enjoying community yoga at the Solaris Plaza lawn in Vail Village. After you are done working up a sweat, enjoy the Open-Air tasting from 11am-6pm, this is a complimentary entry event with the option to pay-as-you-go bites and pours. The Open-Air tasting continues on Sunday from 11am-6pm. If you are bringing the kids with you, please make sure to stop in to Kids’ Culinary Corner at Gore Creek Drive Children’s Fountain, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm. This complimentary event has culinary activities that kids of any age will enjoy. The festival closes Monday with Brunch off Bridge Street from 10am-3pm. This is another complimentary admission…

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Vail Resorts Stock Hits 52 Week High

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Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday after Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on the stock from $105.00 to $115.00, ARN reports. The company traded as high as $105.57 and last traded at $104.47, with a volume of 86,407 shares. The stock had previously closed at $104.35. MTN has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at KeyBanc raised their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $105.00 to $115.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 1st. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Vail Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $102.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 17th. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $97.00 to $101.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 13th. Finally, analysts at MKM Partners raised their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $103.00 to $107.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 13th. One analyst…

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It’s the Last Week of Vail’s Ski Season – with 1,900 Acres Open

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For the final week of the winter season at Vail Mountain, the resort plans to offer more than 1,900 acres of ski and snowboard terrain for guests. Beginning Monday, the following lifts are expected to operate for the remainder of the season: • Gondola One • Eagle Bahn Gondola • Avanti Express Lift (No. 2) • Wildwood Express Lift (No. 3) • Mountaintop Express Lift (No. 4) • High Noon Express Lift (No. 5) • Riva Bahn Express Lift (No. 6) • Northwoods Express Lift (No. 11) • Little Eagle Lift (No. 15) The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will continue to operate from its Vail Village and Lionshead locations through Sunday, April 19. The Vail Nordic School, Adaptive Center and Small World Nursery in Golden Peak will remain open through April 19. Daytime dining at The 10th, Buffalo’s, the Look Ma level of Mid-Vail, the Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Express Lift at Mountain Plaza will be available to skiers and snowboarders through Closing Day, April 19. Spring Back to Vail returns Friday through April 19 with free live music from Portugal. The Man, Trampled By Turtles and The Greyboy Allstars. The annual World Pond Skimming Championships also return…

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Vail Resorts expands to Australia

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Vail Resorts has added another resort to its collection with the purchase of the largest ski resort in Australia, marking the first international foray for the Broomfield company and creating what its CEO said could be a strong draw to bring tourists from that continent to Vail-operated ski areas across America. The $136 million acquisition of Perisher Ski Resort, funded with cash on hand and the revolver portion of Vail Resorts’ senior credit facility, is expected to be completed sometime later this year. The company will receive 100 percent of the stock in the entities that operate Perisher from Murray Publishers Pty Ltd and Transfield Corporate Pty Ltd in Sydney, and it will take possession of all four of the resort areas that comprise Perisher — Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega — along with ski school, lodging, food and beverage, retail/rental and transportation operations. The resort is in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales, roughly midway between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) — which operates the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone ski areas in Colorado — has expanded its national holdings significantly in recent years. It acquired Kirkwood, a…

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Wrap up the Season with “Spring Back to Vail”

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It’s easy to get serious around tax time, but the Spring Back to Vail celebration remedies this situation with lighthearted festivities on and off the mountain. Spring Back to Vail, with the right mix of quirky fun, hip music and base area shenanigans, wraps up the ski season and welcomes warmer days to come. We’re cheering—we can’t help it. At Ron Byrne & Associates, we treasure the mountain lifestyle by cheering on the accomplished racers, costumed pond skimmers and personable musicians. We invite you to join us in appreciating mountain culture by considering our exceptional properties in the Vail and Beaver Creek Valleys. Home ownership is the essence of being a local. What exactly, is Spring Back to Vail? The end of season party runs from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19 and includes free concerts, the notorious World Pond Skimming Championships, after dark parties and a Tiki bar Pig Roast. Activities kick off at 9:00 am with “product testing” cutting edge technologies at the Vail Mountain Plaza. Pepsi, Audi, Smith, GoPro and Liberty Skis will delight you with items created at the peak of human design. Here’s a quick schedule: FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 9am-4pm Spring Back to Vail…

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Experience The Taste of Vail

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If you savor wine, gourmet food and skiing (optional), then you’ll love The Taste of Vail. The nation’s premier spring wine and food festival, featuring 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs, will take place April 8-11. The Taste of Vail has become a platform for promoting the valley’s lifestyle, celebrating the community’s ever changing food and beverage abundance. Rub shoulders with winemakers and owners showcasing their wines from the nation’s top 50 wineries. Signature events, dazzling seminars and marvelous wine dinners fill the schedule. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the activities. Signature Event: Debut of 2014 Rosé Wednesday April 8, 2015 | 3:00 pm -6:00 pm | Lionshead Be one of the first to experience the newly released 2014 Roses during this session. While Rosé has the reputation for being sweet, after tasting some of the 100 varietals, you’ll find yourself marveling at the diversity of styles and flavors. From semi sweet to bone dry, there’s a Rosé to please every palate. Seminar: Farm to Table Breakfast Friday April 10, 2015 | 8:30 am -11:45 am Savor the Colorado local produce and meats prepared with flair by Vail’s top chefs. Accompanying the fresh dishes will be lively…

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Chair Lift or Gondola? The New Centennial Express Lift Offers Both

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If you love to ski Vail and Beaver Creek we have some exciting news. After 34 years, the Centennial Express Lift at Beaver Creek has been replaced by a new high-speed lift. Ron Byrne and Associates recognize that resort improvements like a new lift may be the icing on the cake when purchasing a home in the Vail Valley. We enjoy the mountains to the fullest by residing in the community where we are energized. The New Lift: “The First of Its Kind” With a capacity of 3,400 passengers per hour, the Centennial Express Lift has increased performance by 35%. The new lift is the first of its kind to combine a series of 6-passenger chairs, alternating with 10-passenger gondola cars on the same cable. The two options are served by two different lift lines and accessed by a moving conveyor, making it simpler to load and unload. The new gondola is significantly easier to board for beginners, lesson clients and children. Hard core skiers might favor the chairlift, but on windy days, even veterans may seek the shelter of the gondola. Another advantage occurs after the lifts close. While having dinner at Spruce Saddle Lodge, a wonderful chalet on…

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Where to go and what to order at aprés

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Spend enough time at the base of Vail or Beaver Creek and you will bear witness to one of the more awesome sights in this ski town — men and women tearing up the dance floor in ski boots, eating dinner with goggles around their necks or lugging their gear to the parking structure long after dark. It all starts with apres ski. Apres has become so rooted in ski culture that it has even found itself a place on Wikipedia, which describes the activity as having originated in the Alps with skiers getting together, drinking, swapping stories and celebrating their day on the mountain. Sitting down to the apres options in Vail and Beaver Creek, one thing becomes clear — getting loose and celebrating any kind of day on the hill with your friends is too fun to refuse.   FROM BROOKLYN TO THE REMEDY One such hot spot is clearly Vendetta’s — a longtime restaurant where Vail Ski Patrol, regular locals and visitors from all corners of the earth gather for apres. Bar manager and 20-year bartender for Vendetta’s Michael Hannigan is kicking up the dust on the drink menu this winter to cater to the crowd coming…

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Gasthof Gramshammer celebrates 50 years as a Vail icon

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True beauty lasts, and that’s why Sheika Gramshammer has been the belle of the ball for a half century as she and Pepi greet Gasthof Gramshammer guests. Vail’s Gasthof Gramshammer opened this week in 1964, amid a flurry of activity in the heart of the fledgling resort. It’s a prime location and the only Vail Village business still operated by its original owners. Pepi and Sheika still have an apartment above the store where they live most of the time. “We still live above the business because we still love living in Vail,” Sheika said. “Vail is our home. It was our first home together and the only home we’ve ever had.” They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February and celebrate their 50th year in business this week. Feel free to drop by and congratulate them. “I came to America to marry a rich American. Look how well it turned out. Look at me,” Sheika laughed. Five bucks a bed The original Gasthof Gramshammer had 20 hotel rooms and seven dorm rooms, four beds in each room that cost $5 a bed. “It was for the ski bums and powder hounds, but it turned out that some of them…

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Vail Holidaze 2014

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This holiday season, spend time enjoying classic wintertime activities and treasured holiday traditions in Vail during Vail Holidaze. The Vail Holidaze 2014 schedule includes the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Slifer Square, the Torchlight Parade on Vail Mountain, and a fireworks display. On Sunday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, gather in Slifer Square near the covered bridge for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sip on a free cup of hot chocolate, and wait for the exciting moment when the lights are switched on. Also, look forward to a festive a capella performance and a few words from Vail’s mayor to get everyone in the holiday spirit. After the Tree Lighting Ceremony, head over to Bridge Street for the Lantern Walk. Watch as people of all ages carry their homemade paper lanterns up the street to Mountain Plaza. Also, you and the family can show off your own glowing lanterns during the Lantern Walk. Art in Vail is to host two paper lantern workshops on December 21 at the Vail Public Library. The first workshop will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 pm, and the second workshop will run from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $15 per…

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