Vail After Spring Series

Enjoy the beach party vibe at Golden Peak this weekend with the yacht rock sounds of Set Sail on Saturdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Danielle Uhl / Courtesy Photo

If you missed the parties at Golden Peak last weekend, be sure to stop by this weekend. The 80s ruled last Friday and Saturday with neon looks and typical synthesizer sounds as the bands played and the costume contest showcased what people keep in their closets for special occasions like these. This week there’s a beach party theme, so break out the board shorts, grass skirts, coconut bikini tops and Hawaiian necklaces.

To help set the island vibe, live bands will perform between 1-5pm at the base of Golden Peak on Friday and Saturday. Left on Mercury will warm up the crowd on Friday with some acoustic tunes before handing over the stage to Lola Rising, a band that describes their sound as “jahawaiian” – island folk-rock with a reggae vibe.

On Saturday, local Michelle Cohn Levy will be on stage. Don’t let her petite stature fool you, this girl has a big sound. After Levy’s set, it’s time to set sail with a band called Set Sail for a little rock yacht.

There will be costume contests during the set changes each day with prizes for first, second and third place.

In addition to the Beach Party at Golden Peak, there will be regular entertainment on and off the mountain.


Music on top of the mountain

  • Mid Vail
  • Viking Sound Machine spins tunes
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Turn in the square

  • lion head
  • Live music by Courtney Hampton
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music by Eric Martinez and Tori Pater
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Music on top of the mountain

  • Mid Vail
  • DJ spinning tunes
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

After at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music by Chris Garner
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


After at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music by Justin Allison Duo
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Teton Gravity Research Film

  • Giant screen international bridge
  • 6 p.m.

B – The underwater bubble show

Come and see the last performance of the season at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Friday evening. “B – The Underwater Bubble Show” will delight audiences of all ages with a modern fairy tale with a few twists.
Vilar Performing Arts Center / Courtesy Photo

You won’t want to miss the last performance of the winter season at the Vilar Performing Arts Center this Friday. “B – The Underwater Bubble Show” may seem kid-centric, but the storyline is for all ages.

This modern-day fairy tale follows Mr. B, bogged down by the daily demands of modern society. Through an aquarium that magically appears in his briefcase, Mr. B is transformed and mesmerized by the wonders of the underwater world.

Dancers and acrobats take on the roles of fish, mermaids and other sea creatures. Spectators will feel like they are living under the sea through the use of lasers, ground smoke, flying foam and of course soap bubbles of all sizes. You may even feel like you have big hands and the feeling of being in the water after this show.

Show time is at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Tickets are $55 for adults and $35 for children. A special Family Four-Pack ticket is available for $140. There are also dinner deals at Dusty Boot and the Met Kitchen in Beaver Creek. Show your proof of ticket and order from the special Theater menu. Choose an entree and get a drink (draft beer or glass of house wine) all for $25 per person. For more details on tickets and dinner offers, go to

Last weekend for music at Arrowhead

This weekend marks the end of the weekly concert series at the Broken Arrow in Arrowhead. Talking in Circles will play on Saturday and The Laughing Bones (pictured) will play on Sunday.
The Laughing Bones / Courtesy Photo

The terrace of the Broken Arrow restaurant is the place to be this weekend. Ski and snowboard early, then come to the Arrowhead base for a late lunch (they have cheese curds!) and live music as two local bands fill the air with music.

On Saturday, Talking in Circles will set up on the patio and play music from 2-5 p.m. In the past, Talking in Circles have played in rain, snow and sun at The Broken Arrow and have played many gigs at local venues like 7 Hermits. and the Boneyard in Eagle, the Westin Riverfront in Avon and Hovey and Harrison in Edwards.

The Laughing Bones have played every Sunday since the series debuted on March 13 with their trio or the full band. Expect to see all the band members for the last concert of the season on Sunday from 2-5pm.

Enjoy drink specials like $10 margaritas and Bloody Marys, pints of beer for $5-10, and pitchers of beer ranging from $18-25. The vibe is fun, the drinks are cold, and don’t be surprised if you get up and do a bit of dancing throughout the afternoon in your boots. Pro tip: Pack a pair of flip flops for spontaneous dance parties.

Keep in mind that the lifts close at 3:30 PM at Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch in case you need to return to the main Beaver Creek mountain. Or you can check out the app for Beaver Creek Village which can connect you with Resort transportation information.

Last Sunday there were lots of fat bikes and e-bikes loaded with ski gear and helmets all lined up at the base for those who didn’t want to worry about parking. Some people like to avoid the mountain altogether and just take the beach cruiser back to the base for the concerts.

Guided snowshoe walks and hikes

Guided hikes not only give you exercise, but you also learn a lot for the guides. Walking Mountains is wrapping up its winter series but has many more programs coming this summer.
Tomas Cohen/Courtesy Photo

If you love hiking in the summer or just want to mix up your outdoor activities this winter, join Walking Mountains for a guided snowshoe hike or hike. You don’t have to travel far to get away from it all and learn a bit from your knowledgeable guide along the way.

Climb to the top of Vail Mountain and stop at the Nature Discovery Center at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) at the Lionshead exit to gear up with snowshoes before moving on to the Eagles Nest area . Tours are offered from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hiking shoes or snow boots can fit most snowshoe bindings.

Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations and the peaks in the distance as you hike through areas you can’t traverse on skis or snowboards. Guides will stop often to share details about your surroundings and for questions. This is a free offer and is suitable for people aged 10 and over. Registration is required, so go to to set up.

Beyond hikes to the top of Vail Mountain, Walking Mountains runs guided hikes throughout the valley. During these hikes, the guides cover a variety of topics, from flora and fauna to art and history. This week’s topic: animal tracks and signs. The hike takes place in Maloit Park, south of Minturn.

Meet your guide at 9 am at Walking Mountains in Avon, where they will provide snowshoes, poles, hot drinks, and transportation to and from the trailhead or meet the group there. Dress in layers as you may heat up once you move.

To register, go to The cost is $35 per person and seating is limited. This is the last guided hike of the season, but check the website for tours and summer events.

Beaver Creek Family Fun Party

Games like ring tossing can be found at this week’s Family Fun Fest in the Beaver Creek Village Square from 4-5:30 p.m.
Beaver Creek Resort / Courtesy Photo

This Saturday, bring the kids to Family Fun Fest in Beaver Creek. Here, you’ll find carnival-style games like Bull’s Eye, Fish Bowl Frenzy, Leaping Lizards, Ring Toss, and Snake Pit at Beaver Creek Village Square.

Kids (and adults) can win prizes for their efforts. You could win Beaver Creek logo apparel like a neck warmer, branded sunglasses, a campfire mug, and a Beaver Creek pop-it for your phone. Just like at carnival, soft toys are also popular. Prizes can be redeemed at the tent under the Frost Flowers.

It’s not just fun and games, it’s also educational. Learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the area with the Fossil Posse Dinosaur Show, which takes place every Saturday at 4 p.m. Artist Ken Carpenter will also be there to do free caricatures every Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Parents, don’t forget, you can walk around with a drink at Beav’ throughout the Common Consumption Area. If you are 21 or older, you can purchase an alcoholic drink in a designated cup that allows you to stroll through the village, shop, watch the skaters, etc.

Spend time after the slopes close and before dinner keeping the kids busy at the weekly Family Fun Fest. For more information, see the events calendar on