Springfest is the Snowcap on a Mountain Full of Things to Do and See in Vail this Spring
With 5,289 acres, a vertical drop of 3,450 feet and 31 lifts, Vail’s size alone is a worthwhile reason to visit and shred powder on the largest single-mountain ski resort in the United States. As Vail's only ski-in/ski-out resort, Chair 20 at the Vail Cascade Resort provides convenient access to Vail Mountain within minutes. But after a day on mountain, Vail's line up of spring events, festivals and concerts continue the experience of epic proportions, specifically with SpringFest in Vail.
Below is a listing of 2014 spring events in Vail and festivities:
- Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, March 3-8
- Vail Film Festival, March 27-30
- Taste of Vail - Vail Village, April 2-5
- Pink Vail Ski Day, April 5
- Spring Back to Vail, April 7-20
- Spring Back to Vail: Street Beat Free Outdoor Concerts April 11-12
- Spring Back to Vail: World Pond Skimming Championships & Free Outdoor Concert April 20
At the Vail's ski resort, guests of all ages can partake in some spring fun with a series of pre-scheduled activities, dining and Vail spa promotions and live entertainment. Aria Spa is offering $25 off any 50-minute or longer service 8am-noon. Guests looking to quench their thirst with some craft beer will enjoy Atwater on Gore Creek's Hoppy Hour which offers $2 off a craft beer on draft with the purchase of a small plate Sunday-Wednesday 2-4pm and 9-10pm. Once completely relaxed, fed and hydrated, sit fireside near floor to ceiling windows and enjoy the view and the live music in Vail with James Pieper, Kevin LaCarrubba and Colin McAfee in the Fireside Bar Wednesday-Saturday.
On the last weekend, Atwater on Gore Creek invites guests to have dinner in the restaurant on Friday or Saturday, April 19 and 20, and be part of 'Put a Fork in Hunger' fundraising program. On these days, 10 percent from each guest's bill will be donated to support Food Bank of the Rockies. This program provides a simple way for guests to unwind after a day on the slopes, dine and donate all in one sitting.
For the pint-sized spring traveler, KidVenture offers a variety of drop-off programs and activities for kids in Vail ages 5-12 in Aria Athletic Club. The spring roster includes indoor tennis instruction, frame painting, s'mores and hot chocolate by the fire pit, basketball, and movie and pizza night. KidVenture offers a combination of free and pay-to-participate activities. Advance registration is recommended for some activities. For more information visit KidVenture online.