Monthly Archives: February 2020

Burton US Open – Vail, Colorado 2020


Ride for Jake

8:00-10:00am MST, Meet at Gondola 1

Let’s celebrate Jake by doing what he loved best—riding together! We will take Gondola 1 to Chair 4 and
then reconvene at the top of Riva Glades for a group ride down one of Jake’s favorite runs. Open invite to
all, so spread the word and bring your crew.

Slopestyle Finals                              

Women 11:00am MST / Men 2:00pm MST, Golden Peak

Rider Book Meet & Greet

1:00-2:00pm MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Free Burton Concert Series and Awards : Big Freedia & Arrested Development

6:00pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage


Women’s Ride

10:00-11:30am MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Halfpipe Finals                  

Women 11:00am MST / Men 2:00pm MST, Golden Peak

Ride with Burton Team

1:00-2:00pm MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Free Burton Concert Series and Awards: EVAN GIIA & Big Wild

6:00pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage

Fireworks With The Carpenter Family

7:45pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage

Our founder, Jake Burton Carpenter, was the heart and soul of the sport, and no one loved the U∙S∙Open more than he did. Join his family and all of us at the Solaris Concert Stage at 7:45pm MST on Saturday, February 29, for fireworks as we celebrate the life-changing impact he had on all of us.

Burton U·S·Open Closing Party: DJ Cre8, 99 Neighbors & J Espinosa 

10:00pm – 1:00am MST, Dobson Ice Arena

17th Annual Vail Film Festival: March 26-29, 2020

17th Annual Vail Film Festival March 26-29, 2020

The 17th Annual Vail Film Festival takes place March 26-29, 2020 in Vail, CO. The festival weekend is packed with amazing films, including narrative features, documentaries, short films, and student films. The festival also includes networking opportunities, the Opening Night Film, Opening Night Party, Festival Awards Ceremony, Closing Night Film, and Closing Night Party. There is also a panel discussion with directors, and filmmaking masterclass. Many films will also be followed by filmmaker Question & Answer sessions where you can hear directly from the filmmakers and actors.

Passes give you access to films and events. Individual Tickets will also be available at the door (based on availability).

Snow in Vail 2-9-20

Over 3 feet of Snow in 5 days. Wow. This sets up the rest of the ski season and the summer. The difficult part of this much snow in such a short time is driving and parking cars. There are businesses here based upon driving in the snow and moving the snow. Plenty of snow is great for the rivers and streams and 11 eighteen hole golf courses just in Eagle County. When I was a kid in North Texas, I was lucky to see any snow in one out of 3 years. As a kid, I could never have imagined then a winter industry and an entire community like Vail based in the beginning on the winter misery of too much snow. I was in college when Vail opened in 1962, The summer before it opened, I was a counselor at a summer camp in Estes Park. I had already fallen in love with the mountains. I have now lived in Colorado more than half of my life (barely). The summers are as great as the winters and probably a lot cooler that where many of you spend June, July, August and September. Come and see us any time of year.
It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,

Vail Veterans Program- hosting injured military veterans and their families.

Vail Veterans Program

To help The Vail Veterans Program is supported by donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers. That allows all programs to be free for military veterans injured in the Middle East and their families. For more information about the Vail Veterans Program, including how to donate and/or volunteer, visit or call 970-476-4906.