Ask any local why he or she moved to Vail and the answer is "for the skiing/ snowboarding/ winter." Ask any local why he or she has stayed in Vail and the resounding answer is "for the summers!" It is so true. Colorado blue bird skies, Rocky Mountains, towering pine trees and wildflowers, rushing rivers, comfortable day time temperatures, cool nights, no humidity, a plethora of activities, free concerts under the stars, world-renowned cultural events, days full of sunshine...the list could go on and on. 

Dare we call it paradise? We think so. Come visit us this summer at the Lodge at Lionshead and you can make the decision yourself!  

Summer Activities

  • Backcountry hiking
  • Whitewater rafting & kayaking
  • Mountain & road biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing
  • Jeep/ Hummer tours
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Ziplining
  • Stand up paddle (SUP)

Signature Summer Events

Blues, Brews & BBQ (BC) Memorial Day weekend
GoPro Mountain Games Early June
Hot Summer Nights Tuesdays, June through August
Minturn Farmers' Market Saturdays, June through September
Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show Sundays, June through September
King of the Mountain Volleyball Tourney Mid June
Vail Arts Festival Late June
Bravo! Vail Music Festival Late June through early August
FAC at Eagle's Nest Fridays July through September
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series Thursdays July through August
Vail America Days Fourth of July
Vail International Dance Festival Late July through early August
Jazz at Vail Square Thursdays in July & August
Annual Vail Jazz Party Labor Day Weekend
Gourmet on Gore Labor Day Weekend
Vail Oktoberfest September
Colorado Grand September
Vail Restaurant Week Late September through early October