Your Guide to Winter Events in Vail

Planning a stay in Vail, Colorado, this winter? Well, expect to be out and about in the snow, because this snowy season is jam-packed with fun-filled events. Take a look.

Vail Snow Daze: December 11 – 13
This event is the largest early-season mountain bash in North America. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

Vail Holidaze: December 19 – 20
The perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, Vail Holidaze welcomes the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony and lantern walk. Then, ring in the New Year with the annual Torchlight Parade and fireworks at Golden Peak.

SKADI Fest: January 20 – 22, 2016
This event is the first annual Women’s Weekend featuring equipment demo and expo village, guided ski school experience with female instructors and VIP events, all taking place in Lionshead.

CarniVail: February 6 – 9, 2016
Providing a spicy taste of New Orleans-style fun, this festival offers Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s, from a legendary crawfish boil to the Fat Tuesday Parade and Street Festival.

Burton US Open: February 29 – March 5, 2016
The Burton US Open is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting the world’s top competitors. After taking place on the east coast for 30 years, the event will take center stage for the second year in a row at Vail Mountain. 

Looking for lodging so you can attend these exciting winter events? The Antlers at Vail hotel offers a relaxed Vail lodging experience in a fabulous mountain setting and was recently awarded Vail’s highest-level Platinum lodging rating, as well as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeader status. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four-bedroom penthouses, every unit at the Antlers enjoys a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, private balcony, daily maid service, and complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. The Antlers has an A+ location on the banks of Gore Creek, just steps from restaurants, galleries, shops, free Vail town shuttle and the Lionshead Gondola. Plan ahead to ensure rooms are available. Call 800-258-8619 or visit to book.

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