Vail America Days and More This July 4th Weekend

The first sign it is almost Fourth of July in Vail?  Eager locals and visitors lined up at Ford Amphitheatre this morning to purchase tickets for reserved seats to the Patriotic Concert on Sunday at 2pm.  I went over at 8:30am and there were probably 75 people in line and that did not include the true early birds (my friend, Lee, for one) who were there shortly after 6am this morning.  Reserved seating sold out before I made it to the window; however, I did learn a thing or two about how to potentially purchase "extras" on Sunday.

Hot Summer Nights FREE Concert Series Kicks Off June 15

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights is a Vail summer institution.  This free concert series has been around ever since I moved to the Valley in 1995 and is one of the most popular events throughout the summer.  Each Tuesday night, locals and visitors alike flock to the stunning outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre for great music and some of the best people watching around.

Our Advice on What to See at Teva Mountain Games This Weekend

There are so many events on tap this weekend at the Teva Mountain Games that it's hard to know where to start. Comps range from easy going to hardcore. Athletes range from everyman to pro. Spectator events range from
mountain sports to film screenings. How do you choose?  Lucky for you, we've done this a few times.  Here are our picks for the "must sees" in each category:

Welcome to Summer in Vail, Colorado

Or in my case, it's been welcome home to summer in Vail, CO.  I finally made my off-season escape to the islands on May 22 after weeks of snow and cold in the Rockies.  It seemed that summer was never going to arrive in Vail!  I needed my taste of warm weather and the tropics seemed the best place to get it. Unfortunately, warm weather turned into "unseasonably hot" according to the locals and while the scenery, sailing, snorkeling, seafood and general unplugging were more than worth the trip, I was ready to get back to the mountains by the end of i

Vail Mountain's Winter Season Goes Out with a Bang

The 2009-10 ski season has officially ended after an amazing
weekend of parties, concerts and skiing/ riding on Vail Mo
untain!  Spring Back to Vail was awesome again this year thanks to the collective efforts of Vail Resorts and Highline Sports & Entertainment.  Mother Nature did her part, too.  After predictions of snow/rain all weekend, we lucked out and had sunshine for all of the conce


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