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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in Vail and Eagle

Vail Valley Foundation's FREE Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Summertime means FREE concert time in Vail! The Vail Valley Foundation produces year-round free concerts from Vail to Eagle and this year is no exception!

Get your groove on and dig some rock, bluegrass, country, funk and a whole lot more with hand clappin', foot stompin' fun! And new this year is the sizzlin’ Hot Summer Happy Hour. Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery!

Crazy Mountain Brewery's Free Hot Summer Nights
This year's free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday evenings, June 9 – August 18, 2015.  Crazy Mountain Brewery's Hot Summer Nights has become synonymous with summer for both locals and visitors. Music lovers converge on the Amphitheater each week to enjoy sun-filled fun, picnics, time with friends, and best of all…FREE music. Doors open at 5:00pm and all shows start at 6:30pm.

ShowDown Town Eagle Free Concerts
Want some more free concerts?  Of course you do! Summer evenings should be enjoyed outdoors, listening to music and being with your friends and family. The Eagle Town Park is the place to be on Thursday nights at 6:30pm. Moe's BBQ ShowDown Town Free Concerts Series returns July 2-August 13, 2015. The Town of Eagle and Bonfire Brewing present this popular weekly event of free music, supplemented by a host of kids' activities that will have the the whole family entertained. Picnics are welcome! Kick back and enjoy these community-inspired evenings this summer. 

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Rafting Adventures in Vail, CO

All that beautiful mountain snow is melting and running into the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas rivers, creating a Vail outdoor adventure for a Colorado family vacation of a lifetime! 

Centrally located, the Vail Valley is the perfect location for whitewater rafting trips.  From rushing rapids to calmer, pristine rivers…from deep canyons to spectacular views of the mountains and the wilderness, the entire route along the way allows you to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado.

Rafting trips in Vail are available for all ages and with a variety of half-day or full day options, depending on your skill level.  Whether it’s a family-friendly, relaxing experience, or you’re an expert enthusiast looking for a non-stop thrill ride, the options are aplenty!  You can even tube or raft through Vail Village on Gore Creek!

Beat the summer heat and begin your Vail summer vacation with a splash! Here is a list of outfitters offering a variety of rafting and other Vail outdoor adventure experiences.

Lakota Guides
429 Edwards Access Rd.
Edwards, CO 81632 Phone: (970) 845-7238

Nova Guides
7088 U.S. Hwy. 24 Red Cliff, CO 81658
Phone: (719) 486-2656

Sage Outdoor Adventures
41466 Hwy 6 + 24 Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 476-3700

Timberline Tours, Inc./Action Adventure Tours
23698 Hwy 24 Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 476-1414

Our concierge team at Vail Cascade Resort can easily arrange a Colorado rafting excursion during your Vail mountain stay.

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Hiking in Vail, Colorado

The snow has melted and that opens up a whole new world of activities in Vail. Vail's alpine wonderland features sunny days that create a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Put down the phone, unplug your laptop and disconnect from the digital world. It's time to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature at its finest.

When you visit Vail Cascade, plan to take a walk along the scenic, paved trail located behind the hotel and along Gore Creek. If you follow the trail east, it will take you to Vail and Lionshead Villages, the Vail Golf Course and even over Vail Pass to Summit County. Taken west, the path leads to several parks with lively playgrounds and picnic facilities.

The best part about hiking in Vail…it’s FREE! Immerse yourself in the magnificent, majestic terrain of the mountains around Vail, Colorado this spring and summer. The Vail Valley boasts a bounty of trails just minutes from town. With acres and acres of wilderness, thrilling landscapes, meadows and wildflowers, it’s no wonder so many people make the trek to the Vail Valley during the late spring and summer months. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, and the calmness and serenity of some spectacular back country, miles and miles of untouched beauty, or just good old-fashioned exercise, hiking around Vail provides the most exciting opportunity to bond with nature. 

Go here for a list of some of Vail’s best trails.

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Sip, Savor and Explore the World of Craft Beer with Colorado’s Best Breweries

Paying homage to the barley, hops and avant-garde brewmasters that fill our mugs, Vail Cascade is excited to feature three Brewmaster's Weekends. Join us for an interactive look at the art and evolution of craft beer with some of Colorado's best craft breweries.

Mix, mingle, learn and of course, sample handcrafted, small-batch brews paired with the artisanal cuisine of Atwater on Gore Creek.

2015 Lineup for Vail Brewmaster's Weekends:

Format for Craft Beer Weekends in Vail:

  • Friday: Meet the Brewmaster and enjoy FREE samples in Fireside Bar at Vail Cascade from 4-7pm
  • Saturday: Sip, savor and enjoy a Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings experience in Atwater on Gore Creek at 6pm for only $35+ per person

If you're coming to the mountains for a Brewmaster's Weekend, be sure to take advantage of discounted hotel rates in Vail, using promo code VCBEER1. *Restrictions apply.

For more information on Vail Cascade's craft beer Brewmaster's Weekends, please call 970-479-7014. Lodging for craft beer weekends available at our Vail CO resort.


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May is National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of biking — and encourage more folks to give it a try! National Bike to Work Week is May 11-15, 2015.

Whether you are bicycling around your neighborhood, biking to work, or mountain biking the beautiful trails around Colorado, spending time in the good old outdoors will benefit your body and your soul.

Vail, Colorado is an amazing location for mountain biking!  There are literally miles and miles of scenic trails accessible via the Eagle Bahn and Gondola One. To get to the top of the mountain, so you only have to ride downhill, you can purchase a special bike haul ticket for the gondola. If you are really feeling adventurous, you can always ride up the mountain. 

Vail provides trails for every type of rider, whether you're looking for a scenic adventure, a day of exercise, or simply to explore, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the power of the pedal and the many reasons we like to ride in Vail. Vail Mountain offers up adventure, challenge and enjoyment for everyone. Guided tours are also available for those who aren’t comfortable finding their own way down the mountain.

For an easy to moderate ride, a paved path runs along the banks of Gore Creek in Vail and stretches through the Vail Valley. Winding down from East Vail the path crosses through Vail Village, continues west down the valley through Dowd Junction, then onto Avon and Edwards. Eagle County offers 58 miles of paved recreational paths!  Want more of a challenge? Try the Vail Pass path. The trail is 8.7 miles, stretching from East Vail to the top of Vail Pass with the elevation gain of 1,831 feet.

Don’t have a bike?  No problem!  You can rent bikes, helmets and other gear from Charter Sports located at the Vail Cascade Resort or any of the many Vail sports locations in Vail Village and Lionshead. 

Mountain biking around Vail is the perfect way to add a memorable experience to your summer vacation! And speaking of vacation, check out these Vail vacation packages.


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Rest in the pause between breaths."
"Pause in the rest between thoughts."
"Bask in the space between words."
"Stop in the stillness between time."

- Julie Rappaport

STUDENT OF THE MONTH, SARAH DORMAN (Chosen by Nicole Mucciolo)
Sarah is a 23-year old Canadian National downhiller who lives in a castle that smells like cupcakes (just kidding). Sarah was introduced to yoga by her beloved friend Linda Osterberg. She joined the club as a component to her rehab after knee surgery and was immediately humbled by the grace, generosity and kindness of the instructors in the program. Two surgeries later, she is ever grateful to have the creativity, skill and support of the Aria community. She feels yoga has been an essential part of her recovery and has enjoyed the constant variety and challenges our incredible, uplifted teachers provide in abundance and with such uplifted, joyful abandon. 


Restore, Rejuvenate & Reiki Workshop 
Instructor: Chelsea Winters
Saturday, May 23rd from 4-6pm

Join Chelsea for this all-levels, intentional movement workshop where we will incorporate breath work and slower asana, as well as meditation and energy work. Chelsea is a certified reiki practioner; a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. This hands on workshop will help increase the flow of prana or life force through our bodies so we are more capable of being happy and healthy. This two hour workshop is guaranteed to leave you feeling restored and rejuvenated. Workshop is limited to 10 students. Please sign up early to reserve your space.
Cost: $30 members/$35 for non-members

Instructors: Samantha Sunshine and Bronson Killpack

THANKS to mounting curiosity and enthusiasm for AcroYoga in Vail, you can now catch a 2-hour workshop every full moon! Together we experience the delight of anti-gravity stretches and massage, the loosening of stiff joints and the freeing sensation of profound muscle release. The full moon is a time to acknowledge all our accomplishments and to open new doors to your infinite potential. Each workshop contains group yoga, partner flying, Thai massage and something entirely new. No partner or experience required. Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome. For more information or to sign up, please call 970-476-7400 or visit the Aria Club front desk.

Cost: Members: $20/Non-Members: $35/Yoga Teachers: $10
Early Bird Special: Sign up for the entire workshop and receive one free class
Members: $160/Non-Members: $180

Monday, May 4th from 7-9pm
Tuesday, June 2nd from 3-5pm
Thursday, July 2nd from 3-5pm
Friday, July 31st from 7-9pm (blue moon)
Saturday, August 29th from 1-3pm

Back by popular demand! Kick off the Summer Season with Aria’s FAYC program. Each Friday, one of our incredible yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi teachers will teach a specially-themed yoga class from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Directly following class, students and teachers will meet at Atwater on Gore Creek for a free drink and social time. Make a new friend, check out a different teacher and share laughter and smiles. The class is FREE for members and only $20 for non-members so bring your favorite workout partner along. Program runs from June 5 - August 28. We hope to see you on the mat!

Friday, May 1st at 8am: Chelsea Friday
May 1st at 5:45pm: Tracy
Sunday, May 3rd 9am: Bronson
Monday, May 4th at noon: Lee
Tuesday May 5th at noon: Elena
Thursday, May 7th at 8:00am: Jan
Thursday, May 7th at noon: Tracy
Thursday, May 7th at 5:30pm: Geordy
Friday, May 8th at 8am: Chelsea
Sunday, May 10th at 9am: Lee
Monday, May 11th at 5:45pm: Lee
Monday, May 11th at noon: Lee
Monday, May 18th at noon: Linda
Monday, May 25th at noon: Jan


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