Join the season-long celebration of Vail mountain's 50th anniversary from November 2012 through August 2013! Guests and locals alike are invited to join a celebration of Vail's extensive history over the past 50 years.
First Tracks with the US Ski Team November 15, 2012 For the third year join in a live celebration as the 2013 US Alpine Ski Team is named in Vail. Catch your favorite racers, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mansuso and Ted Ligety at the live event in Arrabelle Square in Lionshead. Begins at 5:00pm.
Opening Day Celebration Gondola Dedication November 16, 2012 Vail is officially debuting its new state-of-the-art gondola on opening day of the 50th season. The Leitner-Poma of America gondola features 10-passenger cabins with heated, coushined seats, wifi and a 7.5-minute ride to the Mid-Vail. Begins at 8:30am.
Vail Snow Daze December 10-16, 2012 This year's lineup is sure to excite and entertain all with headliners Wilco, The Shins, Michael Franti and Spearhead.
Vail's Public Film Premier December 14, 2012 Watch the history of Vail at the premier of a 50th anniversery film by Roger Cotton Brown, Vail's original filmmaker, at the Vail Marriot Resort and Spa. Showtimes are 5:30 and 7:30.
Vail's 50th Birthday Celebration December 15, 2012 Vail Mountain officially turns 50 on December 15 and the resort and town is celebrating with a free outdoor party to commemorate the resorts' history. Begins at 5:30 at Mountain Plaza.
Family Holidaze December 16-31, 2012 Vail Family Holidaze returns for its thrid season with activities, annual tree lighting ceremony, ice skating performances, kid's and holiday concerts, the New Year's Eve Torchlight Ski Down, fireworks, and so much more.
Winter Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer February 8-10, 2013 Professional and amature athletes converge on the mountain and villiages of Vail for a celebration of adventure sports, music, art, and the great outdoors.
Burton US Open February 25-March 2, 2013 The longest running snowboarding competition in the world attracts the world's top competitors is now taking center stage in Vail beginning in 2013.
Spring Back to Vail April 8-14, 2013 The annual celebration to close out the ski and snowboard season returns with concerts, parties and pond-skimming, to name just a few.
For more information on these events, please visit www.vail.com/events/50th.aspx