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Dine at Altitude as Vail and Beaver Creek Celebrate the Second Annual Restaurant Week September 26-October 5

What better way to kick off Fall than the Second Annual 2014 Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, September 26th – October 5th! Participating restaurants from Vail and Beaver Creek celebrate with culinary delights that will take your taste buds to new heights. This ten day event features a wide variety of prix fixe menus and specials, all priced at $20.14. You’ll find a new altitude when you savor the flavor of all the incredible and diverse offerings available from some of the Vail Valley’s best restaurants.

This year, Atwater on Gore Creek , Vail Cascade Resort's signature creekside restaurant is thrilled to participate in Restaurant Week.  Atwater is an authentic Colorado grill offering a journey through the world of creative cuisine, handcrafted brews, customized beer flights and artisan food pairings. Offering Vail's most diverse selection of craft beer with a lineup of Colorado, American and International craft beers, spanning classic brews, hard-to-find vintages, exclusive releases and one-of-a-kind creations, Atwater is the quintessential craft beer destination. As a top restaurant in Vail, Atwater serves up creative dishes using fresh, local ingredients that will transform the everyday dining into dining with altitude. Combine superior service with spectacular views of Gore Creek and legendary culinary endeavors for the ideal dining trifecta.

Be sure to check out all the other special offers and events at Atwater on Gore Creek, and be sure to sign up to receive emails regarding our craft beer program.

Details on Atwater on Gore Creek’s Offer for Vail’s Restaurant Week:

  • Enjoy two appetizers, PLUS a craft on draft flight for only $20.14
  • Valid September 26-October 5
  • Located at the Vail Cascade Resort
  • Free valet parking!

*Some restrictions apply.

Dine and Donate! 
On Thursday, October 2, 2014 during Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, 10% of all restaurant sales will be donated to the Vail Valley Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors.  Additional donations are always welcome and diners can donate directly to the Vail Valley Foundation.

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Atwater Beer Buzz August 19

It’s time to climb the mountains and swim in the rivers!

The snow is finally mostly all melted off the mountaintops, and the rivers are as warm as they are going to get. It’s the perfect time for that tubing adventure down the Colorado or doing some terrific high country hikes!

We’re celebrating the turning of seasons at Vail Cascade with our Boulder Beer Brewmaster’s Weekend, September 5-6. Brewmaster David Zuckerman of Boulder Beer Co. and his family will be joining us for our traditional weekend activities, so mark your calendars now! And while you’re here for Boulder Beer Brewmaster’s Weekend, you can also enjoy the first of the Vail Oktoberfest celebrations in Vail Village and Lionshead.

I’d also like to extend a tremendous thank you to Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing Co. and his son, Nick, for joining us as our featured guests for the July Brewmaster’s Weekend. It was tremendously successful, and everyone had a wonderful experience. Eric was guessing that he had about 10 total minutes of downtime in the whole 3 hours of Meet the Brewmaster on Friday (crazy busy!), and we hosted a very enthusiastic group of many locals and hotel guests for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing at Atwater on Gore Creek on Saturday. Kudos to the Atwater Culinary team for amazing food & beer pairings and to the excited people who made the Left Hand weekend promotion in Fireside Bar the best ever. The custom created Spiegelau stout glasses were an amazing hit with Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro!

For those of you who are local to the Vail Valley, there are several new beers on the Cascade list, and the draft rotation to the Fall selection has begun. The draft rotation also features an additional Colorado line, now opting to feature international selections in bottles. Come check it out!

More information is forthcoming about Boulder Beer Brewmaster’s Weekend very soon! We’re planning to have the menu development tasting this coming week, and I’ll release the chosen beers, too.

Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Laura Lodge
Owner/Consultant
Customized Craft Beer Programs
www.customizedcraftbeerprograms.com

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At Vail Cascade, We’re Sharing Our Passions…As Your Colorado Alpine Guides

At Vail Cascade Resort, we want to showcase all the reasons why we love to live, work and play in Vail, Colorado. As Alpine Guides to the very best experiences in Colorado, we hope to make the most of our guests’ mountain experience by sharing our own personal passions. 

We encourage our associates to bring our brand and cornerstones to life every day. We hope our guests will enjoy seeing the reasons why WE love to live in Vail, Colorado, while also providing helpful recommendations for the best places to hike, fish, bike, dine, ski, snowmobile, and all of the other fabulous activities you might enjoy during your visit. In addition to sharing our passions with our guests, we also share these passions with our associates each week and provide digital displays of our Alpine Guides throughout our hotel. It’s a FUN way for us to get to know YOU…our guests, as well as our fellow teammates!  

Your Colorado Alpine Guides are personal connections to all you need in Vail, Colorado. We hope you’ll be inspired to make the most of your Colorado mountain vacation.

 

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31 Ways to Ring in the Holidays in Vail

This winter in Vail, it's all about family. As Vail's only Four Diamond ski-in, ski-out resort, we invite you to discover 31 ways to ring in the holidays in Vail and make a family tradition you'll remember forever.

31 Ways to Ring in the Holidays in Vail

  1. Go over the mountain and through the woods in a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride
  2. Take in the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit with Dickens Carolers
  3. Create your own trail or take a guided snowshoeing tour while singing “Jingle All the Way”
  4. Warm up with a hot stone massage or custom facial at Aria Spa
  5. Let your inner architect (and chef) come out to play while making gingerbread houses
  6. Prepare for a holiday to remember with stocking and ornament decorating
  7. Cheers to the season with artisan food and craft beers at Atwater on Gore Creek
  8. Brighten your day with cookies, treats and other sweets in our Market Cafe
  9. Break a sweat with a game of hoops on our basketball court
  10. See stars so bright from your balcony, overlooking Gore Creek
  11. Make some tracks cross-country skiing
  12. Enjoy a Rocky Mountain holiday magic show, filled with laughter and fun for kids of all ages
  13. Throttle-up with snowmobile tours
  14. Admire aerial mountain views and decorated houses for the holidays on a gondola ride
  15. Make new friends – make snow angels!
  16. Ski-in ski-out when you take chair #20, just steps from your door
  17. Partake in a little friendly competition to get the whole family laughing while shouting “BINGO”
  18. Shop Vail Village for winter apparel must-haves and stocking stuffers
  19. Relax with breakfast in bed from Atwater, or better yet, check out the buffet!
  20. Sip on hot cocoa at après ski in Fireside Bar after a day of holiday shopping in Vail
  21. Get your game on with a private tennis lesson on one of our indoor courts
  22. Bundle up for a horseback ride through the snow
  23. Learn about Vail’s magical history at the Colorado Ski Museum
  24. Ignite romance while letting it all go in one of our heated pool overlooking Gore Creek
  25. Cuddle up by the fire for s’mores outdoors
  26. Guest the number of tree lights and candy canes for great prizes
  27. Get lost in beautiful art galleries
  28. Dance the night away to live music
  29. Try something as thrilling as snow-biking down the mountain
  30. Lose track of time catching snowflakes
  31. Meet, greet and share your Christmas wish list with Santa and his elf's

For holiday lodging deals, be sure to check out Vail Cascade's special offers and Vail vacation packages.

Photo credit: holiday activities in Vail

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Find a New Altitude and Discover New Perspectives When you Work and Play at Vail Cascade, a Destination Hotels & Resorts’ Property

Find a new altitude when planning your next group event. Along the banks of Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade Resort, a Destination Hotels & Resorts’ property, offers a memorable alpine experience in a uniquely inspiring destination.

With 45,000 square feet of meeting space, a 19,000-square-foot exhibit hall and two seasonal garden pavilions, Vail Cascade is the area’s most comprehensive conference and event facility.  Surrounded by Colorado’s natural beauty, guests maximize their learning with a balance of work and play. Plus, the 78,000-square-foot Aria Athletic Club & Spa is an all-encompassing resource for rejuvenating breaks or team-building sessions. With all of these resources at hand, combined with premier accommodations, slopeside convenience, breathtaking views, and Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade's signature creekside restaurant, Vail Cascade is the ideal choice for a one-of-a-kind event as unforgettable as its Rocky Mountain locale.

Vail Cascade's collaborative conference and event services team makes our Colorado conference facility one of the best. Our team is unmatched in knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness, eager to create an exceptional experience, and committed to making you look good. Time and again, meeting industry professionals and publications alike have recognized Vail Cascade and Destination Hotels & Resorts. Check out the latest coverage in the August 2014 issue of Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine, outlining Destination Hotels & Resorts as an industry leader, “delivering a consistent standard of innovation and service that is drawing more and more attention – and loyalty – from planners”.   Imagine what your meeting can accomplish with the right focus, environment and opportunity to connect.  Your personal meeting planner works closely with you from the time you sign a contract through reconciliation of your master account to ensure every detail is anticipated and expertly handled, including:

Call 800.781.1119 or visit VailCascade.com to take your next event to a higher altitude.

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Aria Yoga Studio at Vail Cascade - Where We Practice Patience and More!

Practice Patience!
“The elevator to success is out of order. You will have to take the stairs one step at a time.” - Joe Girard

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. 

Trinity Wall, Featured New Teacher 
Trinity has been training and teaching yoga in the Vail Valley since 2000. Her journey has included many different styles and techniques. When she first got into yoga it was a passion that she wanted to share with everyone. She trianed under Jamie Allison in the disipline of Anusara for her teacher certification and has had the privilage of studing under Yoga Superstars: Desiree Rambaugh, Sean Corn, Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Richard Freeman and Camille Petrillo. The most beautiful teachers look for what is right in a pose and make that their focus.  She has taught the same class in Edwards for 14 years and has enjoyed seeing many of her students become amazing teachers. Trinity has also taught private yoga where she incorperates thai message and partner techniques.  She wants the classes to bring out the full potential of her students through fun loving and encoragement. About her yoga style, Tiffany wrote:

The Light
I would not interfere with any creed of yours or tell you that I have all the answers.
There is so much to know.  So many things are true.
The way that my feet must go, may not be the way for you, but
I give you this spark, Of what is light to me. To show you through the dark
But not to tell you what to see

FAYC (Friday Afternoon Yoga Club)
The Friday Afternoon Yoga Club is back at 5:30pm every Friday. Enjoy a specially themed one hour yoga class taught by one of our experienced instructors at the Aria Yoga Studio.

Join us directly after for “Après” and receive a free cocktail and 20% off small plates at Atwater on Gore Creek. Non-members are also welcome so being a friend for just $20.

New this year… the student who attends the most FAYC yoga classes will win a one month FREE membership to the club. So get into the studio, onto your mat and do something good for yourself.

August FAYC Schedule

  • August 1st: Take a load off with Nicola
  • August 8th: Yoga with Essential Oils with Bronson
  • August 15th: Playing with Balance with Geordy
  • August 22nd: Practicing Tai Chi with Matt Bailey
  • August 29th: Mandala Practice with Libby

August Schedule Changes
Wednesday noon class has been cancelled!

August Substitute List

  • Sunday, August 10th 5-6:30pm: Margeaux
  • Friday, August 15th 8am: Chelsea

We hope to see you on the mat soon!

Libby Maio, Aria Yoga Supervisor
Aria Yoga Studio
970.476.7400

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Say Goodbye to Summer Vail Style with a Labor Day Getaway

Looking to do something for the last holiday weekend of summer? Labor Day in Vail is a great way to end summer on a high note. It’s your last hurrah this summer before the temperatures start cooling off and the days get shorter.  As schools across the nation kick off their 2014/2015 school year, the Labor Day holiday gives families the opportunity to squeeze in one final extended summer getaway before routine sets in. This holiday, hit the road for a weekend-long celebration in Vail filled with great food, festivals, fun and great rates at the Vail Cascade Resort.

Gourmet on Gore Aug 29-Sep 1
If you like to eat good food (who doesn't?) then treat your taste buds to the finest culinary festival in Vail. Enjoy world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants in an open-air setting alongside Gore Creek. Gourmet on Gore offers a variety of additional pairing and tasting events. For more information, visit www.GourmetOnGore.com.

Vail Jazz Festival and Labor Day Party – Aug 29-Sep 1
This holiday, join Vail Jazz as it concludes its 12-week concert series celebrating 20 years of live jazz entertainment. The Labor Day series will bring together a unique mix of world-class musicians group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to Jazz legends that attracts musicians and Jazz lovers from all over the world. For more information, visit www.vailjazz.org.

Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show
The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show is where you’ll truly get a taste of Vail summer. Colorado’s finest locally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods and even Colorado wine, all ready for you to enjoy during your summer in Vail. Once you have sated your hunger, enjoy even more local creativity at the Art Show. You can find everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to handmade home items. Vail's Farmers Market runs every Sunday through October 5, 2014.  

Your Choice, Our Pleasure
At the Vail Cascade Resort, it's all about choices. Our diverse selection of hotel guest rooms and suites, condominiums and private residences make it easy to plan intimate or large group getaways. Our award-winning amenities and services like Aria Athletic Club & Spa, tennis courts, swimming pools, nearby bike pathways and Gore Creek provide an array of ways to occupy your day while Atwater on Gore Creek and Fireside Bar provide the sustenance to keep going. Your Vail holiday getaway awaits with great rates and Vail vacation packages available!

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