Vail Resorts is reporting 23″ in the last 3 days. Up top in places, yes, there is 23″ including parts of the back bowls. Locals that are calling VRI “liars” for their 2 reports of 12″ on Tuesday and 11″ on Wednesday need to lighten up. There are wind blown areas on the hill – that is for certain. And from personal experience, yes, not all areas of the mountain got 23″. This IS the Rockies and conditions are variable. But, I am drinking too much of the “Vail Resorts Kool-Aid” when I believe that the company is being truthful with their snow report from Mid Vail? Do you really think someone on the VRI payroll is packing snow around the depth camera to lie to customers? Personally, I don’t think so. We are just becoming spoiled locals who need to be mad at “the Man” because our favorite stash didn’t see all 23″. Get happy – the snow conditions are superb.
Bluebird skies and 19 degrees here on this Tuesday morning. The snow is great. 3′ last week was the answer. That beginning with an 18″ base was a tough go!
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Vail. If you time your arrival just right, you can witness the blazing glory of whole mountainsides full of aspen turning to gold. But there is a lot to do in Vail Valley besides enjoying the breathtaking nature show. September and October will be highlighted by uniquely themed events and activities like Vail Oktoberfest, Vail Automotive Classic and Vail Restaurant Month. There are so many reasons to visit Vail this Fall.
It’s back; Vail’s greatest pool party returns to the swimming pool deck at Evergreen Lodge at Vail on Sunday, June 26. Starting at 12 noon everyone is invited to join in the fun. Make a splash, bring the kids, enjoy burgers, brats and dogs served poolside for $5 or less. What a great way to end the weekend or start the new week. There will be games, lounge time and swim time for all. When the pool party winds down at 5 pm, continue the fun in Altitude Billiards & Sports Club, serving a Happy Hour menu with great drink prices. This Sunday the Pool Party is the place to be. (Please leave your pets at home, this party is for the people.) For more information call the Evergreen Lodge at 970-476-7810 or Altitude Club at 970-479-6137.
Evergreen Lodge offers Vail lodging deals all year long. For location, service and value, this Vail hotel is the best choice. Evergreen Lodge at Vail is adjacent to Vail Valley Medical Center, Steadman Clinic, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Dobson Arena. It is within easy walking distance to dining, shopping and all the wonderful activities Vail has to offer. Don’t miss the opening of BRAVO! Vail Valley Music Festival coming up this weekend.
Oh Boy, summer Vail has arrived and we couldn’t be happier! After a long, wet spring we are so delighted to see an abundance of green; mountain wild flowers are bursting with color. The creeks and rivers are bubbling and rolling. The fish are jumping, tennis balls bouncing, golf balls driving toward their goal. Hikers are enjoying fresh mountain air, runners gasp for one more breath of pure delight. Summer has arrived!! The fabulous July 4th VAIL AMERICA DAYS are just around the corner and this year’s parade theme is bound to excite and delight. Highlights will include the FREE America Days Concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphetheatre, spectacular fireworks on July 3rd at Nottingham Lake and finishing with a dazzling display in Vail on the 4th. Beat the heat and avoid Sunday traffic, come on up to Vail for the entire weekend to launch your summer into full swing. Hit the pool or enjoy a cool beverage in Altitude Billiards & Sports Club after your day of play.
The Evergreen Lodge is the first choice for a great Vail hotel with service, location and fun. You will always find the best Vail lodging deals on the web or by calling the Hotel direct. Enjoy free concerts, parades, fireworks, exceptional hiking, biking, fly fishing and a wide array of other summer activities. Evergreen Lodge offers free parking, is on the free Town of Vail bus route and is within easy walking distance to shopping, dining, the wide variety of Vail activities and so much of what the resort has to offer.
Elite athletes, canine athletes and spectators are gathering in Vail for TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES June 3 – 6, 2010. The excitement is building as cars and vans laden with kayaks, bikes, running & fishing gear and dogs flow into Vail in anticipation of four days of whitewater, mountain bike, trail running, bouldering and dock dog competition. The weather has cooperated with warm sunny days predicted and great whitewater conditions as rivers are running high. TEVA heralds the start of summer Vail and provides great opportunity for spectators to see 8 exhilarating sports and 24 disciplines throughout the Town of Vail and along Gore Creek & Eagle River. There’s way too much to cover here so go to tevamountaingames.com for a complete rundown and schedule. Evergreen Lodge is proud to be a Vail hotel sponsor for this great event. Come join in the fun!
I had a wonderful opportunity to meet a couple of guests who were taking advantage of the services and expertise at Steadman Clinic, Vail Valley Medical Center and Howard Head Sports Medicine Center next door to the Evergreen Lodge. Although they know they have weeks and months of hard work ahead of them to get back to the activities they love, they were upbeat and enthusiastic about their experience here. I am fortunate to have met them as their enthusiasm was infectious – I’m thankful they chose Evergreen Lodge as their Vail hotel – otherwise I would never have shared a conversation with such fun and forward thinking guests! Oh, they loved the $5 menu too.
Yes, it is snowing. Feet, not just inches. But that is good news for kayakers, fishermen, hikers and everyone who will be enjoying summer in Vail. TEVA mountain games are just around the corner, the water should be high and boiling – adds to the excitement. The SHAKLEE RACE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT scheduled for the first weekend in May has been rescheduled for June 12 – hoping for more summery weather. Entries are still open so contact Vail Recreation District at VRD sports: 970-390-8531 if you plan to come.
While it is snowing and blowing outside folks are indoors honing their pool skills on the regulation size billiards tables in Altitude Billiards & Sports Club. The Club will be open every day during the off season so come on in. Zack is going on vacation soon so be sure to stop by and wish him well on his international adventure. While Zack is gone Andy and Kara will keep everyone entertained. They are excited about the off season menu in the bar where every item is $5 or less! Can’t beat that!
Altitude Billiards & Sports Club is located in Evergreen Lodge, the most affordable in-town Vail hotel, located adjacent to Dobson Arena. The pool is open because we really do believe in spring.
Eleven inches of snow fell on Vail Mountain Resort overnight and it is still coming down! Gotta love springtime in Colorado. In addition to great snowfall this weekend Vail Film Festival is in town. The stars are out as award winning short features, documentaries and student films cross movie screens from Vail to Beaver Creek. So, if you’re not into skiing the steep and deep and getting face shots of powder you can see shots of up and coming actors, directors and writers in the world of cinema. Don’t miss this chance to visit the great mountain resort and experience all the activities and events available through the remainder of the season. Great spring rates are available at Evergreen Lodge, the best value in Vail lodging for a full service – in – town hotel. Home of the Altitude Billiards & Sports Club, Vail’s favorite sports bar featuring all new HD television showing all sports, all the time.
If you like spring skiing you will love SPRING BACK TO VAIL at Evergreen Lodge and Altitude Billiards & Sports Club!
The snow is great, just ask anyone who has been here this past week; good groomers and powder over your knees if you know where to look. From April 12 – 18, 2010, guests can enjoy free concerts with WYCLEFF JEAN, SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS and GUSTER, plus apres & after dark parties with Bud Light and Captain Morgan all week long. On Sunday don’t miss the WORLD POND SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS! What a way to finish out the season! The Altitude Billiards & Sports Club will be joining in the festivities with food and beverage specials and all new HD TVs showing your favorite sports – hockey, basketball, you won’t miss a shot. Check out fantastic Spring Back to Vail rates at Evergreen Lodge at Vail on our website or call direct. Join in the fun, enjoy the sun, snow, concerts and celebration with us!