Most of the year it's pretty cool to live in a ski town and opening weekend it's definitely cool to live in a ski town!  Local's smiles are little bit bigger as they dust off skis/ snowboards and dig out their gloves and goggles from last season.  Everyone is a buzz about snow conditions and runs that will open.  Local shops are busy doing last minute equipment tunes.  The excitement is infectious and it's everywhere.  Oh, and did I mention US Ski Team stars Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn have been training at Golden Peak all week?  I love living in a ski town!  

Vail Mountain opens tomorrow - November 20, 2009 - at 9AM.  If that is not reason enough to celebrate, Vail Resorts has plenty of great events planned, as well:

Friday, starting at 9AM - Born Free chairlift opens with live music, giveaways and $1 breakfast sandwiches.  All proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Friday, 7-9PM - EPIC Snuggie Pub Crawl in Vail Village -- limited supply of free EPIC snuggies will be given away and participants can win K2 skis, VIP Passes to Vail Snow Daze and more.

Saturday, 3-6PM - FREE concert by Freddie Jones Band at The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Here's to an awesome opening weekend on Vail Mountain!