Springtime in Vail, especially with the unseasonably warm weather we have been having, is a glorious time of year. The Mountains will be open for another few weeks so now is the time to take advantage of end-of-season ski passes, made better by sunshine and mild temperatures. Springtime is also when people come off the slopes and start to celebrate with some great events.
Vail Film Festival
March 26th through the 29th Vail plays host to the Vail Film Festival. This year will feature 74 short, animated, feature-length and documentary films from around the world. The 4-day event includes premier and closing parties, film screenings, receptions and award ceremonies. The highlight of this year’s festival will be the screening of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival winner Slow West. Purchase tckets here.
Taste of Vail
Rated among the best food and wine festivals by media such as the Travel Channel, Forbes.com and USA Today, Taste of Vail is the nation’s leading spring food and wine festival, held at several different venues throughout Vail mountain resort. In addition to the seminars offered during the 25th Annual Taste of Vail, the event will include the Debut of Rosé, the Colorado Lamb Cook-off and Après Ski Tasting, a Farm to Table Breakfast on Friday morning, the Mountaintop Picnic and the Grand Tasting to conclude the festivities. For more information visit Taste of Vail website.
Spring Back to Vail
From April 17 – 19, Vail will be celebrating the end of the season with Spring Back to Vail. The event will include the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, free concerts, street parties, face painting for the kids, après sponsored by Bud Light, giveaways and more. All the revelries take place in the heart of Vail Village.
If festivals aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of things to do in Vail in the springtime. As the snow melts, skiing can be replaced with biking, instead of snowshoeing, you can hike or book a guided mountain walking tour with the Walking Mountain Science Center. Now is the time to start planning your camping trips where the days are stunning yet the nights still a chilly adventure.
To view the latest events, visit our events calendar.