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Vail Cascade Makes USA Today’s 10 Best List of The Best Hotels for Autumn Leaf Peeping

Vail Cascade is pleased to have been chosen as one the 10 Best Hotels for Autumn Leaf Peeping by USA Today’s 10  Fall foliage is at its “peak” at Vail Cascade, our Vail mountain resort.  Located west of Lionshead Village on 118 acres, the mountains and the spectacular views are right outside your back door.  Mother Nature is showing off, from golden aspens to trees filled with leaves of orange and red to glorious sunsets and the sounds of Gore Creek.  Everywhere you look, you’ll see fall colors around you. 

Find a new altitude at Vail Cascade. Our Four Diamond mountain retreat features the very best of Colorado. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the warmth of a true mountain retreat in our relaxed yet refined accommodations. With limitless amenities and services, Vail Cascade provides elevated experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love.  Our ideal location and mountain breathtaking mountain surroundings create the perfect natural playground for adventure. During the fall, you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, strolling through the Villages and soaking up sun in our heated infinity edge pool. 

It’s hard not to “fall” in love with Vail.  Vail Cascade will give you the picture-perfect place for creating memorable experiences. Come check out the scenery and you’ll know why Vail Cascade made the Top 10 list of the Best Hotels for Autumn Leaf Peeping! Read the full article.


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Vail Named #2 in the Top 5 North American Ski Resorts has just published their Top 5 North American Ski Resorts for Winter 2015-2016. And the number 2 spot goes to Vail! Even better, Vail Cascade was singled out for its accommodations; “ the most reasonably priced and located in the center of everything.”  Read the full article.

Locals have always known Vail is the best ski destination! Why? Vail Mountain places a big emphasis on grooming, running its snowcats all night and during the day. This means that during ski season, finding fresh tracks is as easy as finding breathing space. If you time it just right, you can ski four miles of luxurious carpet from top to bottom on Riva Ridge, the mountain’s longest run. Simply put, Vail is…Wide open. Easy-going. Friendly. Featuring three terrain parks, one super pipe, one half-pipe, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of free-ride terrain, Vail Mountain comprises three areas, each with its own distinguishing characteristics:

  • Front Side - more than 1,600 acres of easier terrain that's perfect for skiers who are newer to the sport
  • Back Bowls - the best place to be when it's a powder day, with more than 3,000 acres of the mountain's most difficult terrain
  • Blue Sky Basin - the latest addition to Vail's terrain offers gladed skiing, with nearly half of it classified as intermediate

Why is Vail Cascade the Best Place to Stay in Vail?
Along the banks of Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade features the very best of Colorado. With every amenity necessary to make the most of each stay, including ski-in, ski-out access to Vail Mountain, creative Colorado cuisine and craft beer at Atwater on Gore Creek; and the incomparable Aria Athletic Club & Spa; Vail Cascade provides elevated experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love.  After a day on the mountain, experience spacious Vail hotel accommodations. Or combine the intimacy of home with Four-Diamond hotel services, award-winning amenities and slope-side convenience with a stay in one of our beautiful suites, comfortable Vail condominiums or luxurious private residences

At Vail Cascade, you'll discover:

  • Vail’s True ski-in/ski-out access, 4-Diamond resort with Chair 20 steps from your guest room
  • Ski concierge
  • Aria Athletic Club & Spa - Vail's largest fitness center and award-winning spa
  • Atwater on Gore Creek - Vail's home of creative cuisine and craft beer
  • Heated infinity-edge pool overlooking Gore Creek
  • Three hot tubs
  • Recreation Path along Gore Creek
  • Impeccable service and attention to detail
  • Beautiful alpine surroundings
  • Year-round Rocky Mountain outdoor adventure
  • Complimentary shuttle from Vail Cascade to Lionshead and Vail Village
  • Children's amenities and activities, including Cascade KidVenture

Create a mountain of memories with a winter getaway at Vail Cascade. For lodging specials, visit

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What Does It Mean to Get Into Shape With Pilates?

To get in shape with Pilates is to embark on an amazing journey of not just physical fitness, but as Joseph Pilates said, “a complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.”

Yes Pilates can give you flat abs and long, lean muscles if you commit to a Pilates program, but Pilates is so much more…

Pilates is, "a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure." (Joseph Pilates).


In order for the Pilates Method to work, the exercises must be done with specific principles in mind. The Pilates principles are: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow.

Pilates is Core
When we strengthen and stabilize the core, we can safely move out from center to increase the flexibility of our spine, stretch our muscles, and improve the range of motion in our joints.

Pilates and Ski Conditioning
Pilates, a method of exercise that specializes in core strength, flexibility, balance and control, is especially well suited for ski workouts.

  • Strengthening and opening the hip flexors while keeping a stable pelvis  
  • Building Balance Skills
  • Toning the inner thighs to hold parallel
  • Supporting the ability to turn the hips with a stable torso (upper body)
  • Strengthening and Stretching the back
  • Maintaining a healthy and happy spine
  • Overall core conditioning

Lara Shapiro, Pilates Supervisor, and the team at the Aria Athletic Club and Spa will recommend the classes that meet your personal fitness goals. Whether you prefer group or private classes in Pilates mat or equipment, you will find our teaching staff to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic. By emphasizing proper technique, each of our teachers will challenge your body and focus your mind, helping you build long, lean and strong muscles and joints.

Start your Pilates exercise today. Join Amie Tuesday and Thursday Mornings in the Upstairs studio for Pilates Mat. Sign up for Jayme’s 7:30 AM Monday Pilates Circuit and 12pm Wednesday Group Reformer in the Pilates Studio. Join Lara in the studio Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for Pilates mat and Group Equipment!

October 2015 Pilates Class Schedule:


  • Pilates Circuit 7:30AM with Jayme *
  • Pilates Group Equipment 4:30PM with Lara *
  • Pilates Mat 5:30PM with Lara


  • Pilates Mat 9:00AM with Amie


  • Pilates Group Equipment 12PM with Jayme *
  • Pilates Group Equipment 4PM with Lara *                     
  • Pilates Mat 530PM with Lara


  • Pilates Mat 9:15 AM with Amie


  • Pilates Mat 10:45 AM with Lara
  • Pilates Group Equipment 12PM with Lara*

*Sign Up Required at Front Desk

Book a free private consultation in our Pilates Studio today! Call 970.476.7400 or email Lara at

Once you begin to feel, move, and understand the foundations of the Pilates Method, getting in shape with Pilates, being consistent with your Pilates training, your overall fitness level and overall lifestyle will improve.

Look forward to seeing you in the studio and on the mat!

Happy, Healthy October!

Lara Shapiro
Pilates Supervisor
Aria Athletic Club & Spa

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Aria Yoga Studio - Practice Giving Back

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa

Bobby has been practicing yoga since 1998 starting at CMC, continuing with Amy at the Bikram Studio in Avon. Next it was Yoga for Athletes with Argie and Prisca, then VAC with many talents, VRC, and now Aria with his all-time favorite instructress/yogini. 

Bobby writes “breathe in the good, exhale the bad; this keeps me young and spry. I’ll be a student for the rest of my life and am grateful for the help and support that yoga provides. Namaste."

Restore, Rejuvenate & Reiki Heart Opening Yoga Workshop
Saturday, November 7th from 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Chelsea Winters

Please join Chelsea for this all levels, intentional movement workshop 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 will create more space in the heart and leave you feeling restored and rejuvenated.

The workshop is limited to 16 students so please sign up at the club front desk to reserve your space. All levels welcome.

Cost: $25 early bird before Oct 25th/$35 after October 25th


  • Thursday, October 1st at 8am: Geordy
  • Friday, October 2nd at 8am: Chelsea
  • Tuesday, October 6th at Noon: Chelsea
  • Wednesday. October 7th at 4:30pm: OPEN
  • Thursday, October 8th at Noon: Elena
  • Thursday, October 15th at 8am: Lee
  • Friday, October 16th Noon: Lee
  • Thursday, October 22nd at 8 am: Geordy
  • Friday, October 23rd at 8am: Chelsea
  • Friday, October 23rd at Noon: Geordy
  • Friday, October 30th at 8am: Chelsea
  • Thursday, October 29th at 8a: Nicole
  • Friday, October 30th at Noon: Libby

Aria's expert yoga instructors will help you connect mind, body and spirit while you become more flexible, energetic and at peace - even in the midst of a stressful environment.

We hope to see you on the mat soon! 

Libby Maio
Aria Yoga Supevisor
Aria Athletic Club at Vail Cascade

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