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Vail Cascade Craft Beer Update - Beer Buzz Nov 18

Are you ready for the 2015 - 2016 ski season?  We are!

With two big storms under our belt and another heading our way this week, there's a lot of snow up here - especially on the top of Vail Mountain! And we've got a couple of really good reasons for you to come up and ski (or board) opening weekend with us.


1. Upslope Brewmaster's Weekend at the Vail Cascade - Join Sam Scruby, Brewmaster for Upslope Brewing Co., for two special events next weekend.

Friday night (11/20) is the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing in Atwater on Gore Creek. Four courses, especially created to pair with the four featured Upslope beers, are accompanied by a fantastic guided tour by the Vail Cascade Culinary Team and our featured Brewmaster. We found out that the four beers that Sam selected will be Upslope Craft Lager, Upslope Double IPA, Upslope Oatmeal Stout (new!!), and Upslope Brown Ale. Join us after a terrific opening day of skiing for an evening that will delight your taste buds and immerse you in the world of craft beer. ($35++, reservations recommended)

Saturday (11/21) is our Meet the Brewmaster apres ski scene from 4 - 7pm in the Fireside Bar. Come straight in from the mountain to sample Upslope beers and visit with Sam Scruby to learn more about Upslope and the beers that he's bringing with him. This is an open, complimentary tasting, so drop by whenever you have the opportunity. We'll be there with a beer sample or two for you! We will also have Upslope specials running thoughout the weekend.

2. Discounted Vail lodging for craft beer fans! Go to the Vail Cascade website, and use promo code VCBeer1 to find out what the rates are for the weekend. This code is always available, with floating discounts for craft beer fans.

If you even need a third reason, Atwater on Gore Creek will be unveiling its new winter menu soon as well…and is still running their 3 courses for $39 special through next weekend. It's a great time to sample some really tasty dishes and enjoy a little culinary indulgence.

To make reservations for the Upslope Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing on Friday evening, email me at or call Atwater on Gore Creek at 970-479-7014.

Get those skis and boards tuned and come up to join us!

All the best -

:) Laura Lodge

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Snow, Savings & Cascade Meetings - A Collision of Epic Proportions in Vail, Colorado!

With 8 inches of new snow overnight and more in the forecast to fall in the next week, Mother Nature is rolling out the white carpet for Opening Day! Vail Mountain in Colorado will open for the 2015-2016 season on Friday, November 20, 2015 with more than 500 acres of terrain and access from Vail Village and Lionshead.

Enjoy snow, savings and winter fun at Vail Cascade Resort for a meeting of epic proportions!

As the largest ski resort in North America, Vail is the ideal mountain for snow enthusiasts. Create your own epic winter mountain adventure with a meeting in the mountains. Combine top-ranked ski terrain, world-class service, a variety of Colorado event lodging and unparalleled meeting space with a Pick Your Perk’s promotion for an unforgettable Colorado meeting experience!

Forego the everyday meeting in the city and head for the mountain to unleash a flurry of inspired ideas, creative discussion, elevated experiences and now double perks! Let Vail Cascade’s team of meeting concierges help you FIND A NEW ALTITUDE with your next meeting in Vail, Colorado.

Plan your next meeting or special eventat Vail Cascade by December 15, 2015 and host the event by April 13, 2016 to Pick Your Perks. To learn more about this special meeting offer in Vail, go here, call 800-781-1119 or email

Photo credit: Ski-in/ski-out accommodations in Vail, Colo

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Aria is Grateful for Your Pilates Support!

A Happy and Healthy November to my super Pilates Students and all Members of the Aria Athletic Club. I have just returned from the 15th Annual Meeting of the Pilates Method Alliance held in Denver, Co. The PMA conference is the largest international gathering of Pilates practitioners in the world, with practitioners from every school and lineage. This is where we work together to shape the future of our industry, always learning and growing to make the work we do better, more effective, so we may be the best teachers to our students and ourselves!

I am grateful for my private clients, my students in mat and group classes, and all those I meet in and out of the studio who share the Pilates work! I am blessed to be a Pilates Teacher and share the work with others! Thank you for pushing me to want to be a greater teacher for myself and for you! I continue to invite each of you to try a class...begin your Pilates journey.

Reasons for learning new movement protocols to enhance your everyday life:
“There is no Bad movement only movement Badly done.” - Eve Gentry

All movement is good (there are no bad movements), but too much of a good thing can create imbalance, therefore it is important to seek a balance that is protective and functional for the individual. Learning a new protocol stimulates nervous system and contributes to greater fitness, creating awareness in your own body.

Aria Athletic Club and Spa offers Pilates classes for students of all levels. Each class is designed to strengthen your core foundation and enhance your flexibility, helping you feel fit and energized.

Lara Shapiro, Pilates Supervisor, and the team at the Aria Athletic Club & 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 Jaime’s 7:30 AM Pilates Circuit on Wednesdays and 12pm Wednesday Group Reformer in the Pilates Studio. Join Lara in the studio Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

November 2015 Pilates Class Schedule

Pilates Group Equipment 4:30PM with Lara
Pilates Mat 5:30PM with Lara

Pilates Mat 9:00AM with Amie

Pilates Circuit 7:30am with Jayme
Pilates Group Equipment 12pm with Jayme
Pilates Group Equipment 4pm with Lara
Pilates Mat 5:30pm with Lara

Pilates Mat 9:15am with Amie

Pilates Mat 10:45am with Lara   
Pilates Group Equipment 12pm with Lara

Stop in our beautiful Pilates Studio at Aria. Call us at 970 476 7400 or email today to arrange a free Pilates Class to get you and your new year started! My Pilates team and I would love to get your started on your Pilates journey today. I promise you will feel better – total body fitness… mind, body, spirit !!!  What are you waiting for?!?!

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

Lara Shapiro
Pilates Supervisor

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Practice Gratitude This November at Aria Yoga Studio

 “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” - Unknown

Take time to give thanks for your family, friends, and everything you were blessed with this year!

For five years, Greg has been practicing yoga which provides him with balance, both physically and mentally. As a long distance runner, strength training and flexibility can be difficult to balance. Yoga provides the necessary balance he needs to stay injury-free during training season.

Greg started yoga after an IT-Band injury and serendipitously discovered the benefits of yoga for training. Greg is the Theatre Director at Vail Mountain School, where it is not unusual for several shows to be in production at the same time. Intense multi-tasking is required and one's thoughts can be constantly consumed. Yoga and meditation are essential to him for mental balance so that stress levels are kept to a minimum. Greg is a regular at the 6am class.

Elena writes “Greg embodies the poses fully. He has intense focus and personalizes the class to meet his individual needs. He knows himself and is comfortable with doing variations of what’s offered. As a teacher it’s great to see when someone’s inner wisdom takes over in class.”

Ashtanga Yoga: The Primary Series
Saturday, December 12
Instructor: Karen Anderson

Please join Karen for a guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series practice.  Ashtanga Yoga is the traditional practice that preceded all modern forms of vinyasa and power yoga.  Called ‘yoga therapy,’ the primary series is designed to create physical health & cultivate grounding energy.  Karen is a long-time student of Richard Freeman, one of the foremost Ashtanga instructors in the world. For more information about Karen visit  This class will be an energetic practice and is not suitable for complete beginners.

Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members. Drop-in or sign up at the Aria Club Front Desk.

Thursday morning 8am yoga will be cancelled for the month of November


  • Sunday, November 8th at 9am: Linda
  • Saturday, November 14th 8:30am: Tracy
  • Sunday, November 15th at 9am: Bronson
  • Tuesday, November 17th at noon: Lee
  • Thursday, November 19th at noon: Tracy
  • Sunday, November 15th 5:00pm: Elena
  • Monday, November 23rd at noon: Libby
  • Wednesday, November 25th at 4:30pm: OPEN
  • Sunday, November 29th at 9am: Bronson
  • Monday November 30th at 5:45pm: Elena

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Libby Maio
Aria Yoga Supervisor

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