This year has been fantastic for hiking and other summer and fall activities: Summer has lasted much longer than usual this year. But, don’t worry: Skiing and snowboarding will be as great as usual, thanks to snow-making, and a few recent snows. This Thanksgiving week, be sure to hit the slopes at Vail and Beaver Creek. Here’s everything you need to know about Vail & Beaver Creek opening days, as well as places to go for Thanksgiving dinner, so you can get out there and enjoy the start of the season!
Beaver Creek Opening Day
Beaver Creek is the first of the two resorts to open, with their opening day taking place this Wednesday, November 23rd. The lifts open at 8:30am, and fresh chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate will be served. There will be live music and games throughout the day, making opening day an event you shouldn’t miss! Get a full schedule of events here, so you don’t miss anything.
Vail Mountain Opening Day
Due to the lack of snow, Vail Mountain is opening a day later, on November 25th, to ensure the quality of snow is excellent. The lifts start running in the morning, and there will be swag giveaways, breakfast burritos, and fun for all! Learn more about the events taking place so you can plan for this great day on the slopes.
Where to Get a Great Thanksgiving Day Meal in Vail & Beaver Creek
If you’re planning on skiing opening day in Vail or Beaver Creek this week, then you’ll need a great restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal. Here are a couple of our favorite restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day dinners:
- Maya: This fantastic restaurant is serving the traditional turkey day dinner, as well as some other great options (such as Colorado lamb sirloin with egglplant, miso, sesame, and bok choy). Learn more about the dinner, including other great entrée options!
- Sonnenalp Hotel: Every year, the Sonnenalp Hotel hosts an amazing Thanksgiving event. Be sure to make reservations so you can enjoy the carving station, traditional sides, and seafood and cheese display!
Celebrate Thanksgiving Week in Vail and Beaver Creek
When you celebrate Thanksgiving week in Vail or Beaver Creek, you’ll experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, as well as enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our fabulous restaurants. This will truly be a Thanksgiving you’ll remember!