Vail Valley receives first Major Snow Storm

VAIL, Colorado — Vail got its first blast of snow Monday, inspiring many local skiers and snowboarders to check out Arapahoe Basin's opening day.  Only problem: Getting there was pretty epic in and of itself.  Stuck in standstill traffic on Interstate 70 Monday morning, Eagle resident Eric Tarkanian hit a snag in his trip to A-basin.  Earlier that morning he looked at the mountain's web cam and liked what he saw: Lots of snow and not-too-large crowds.

Vail Resorts aquires Northstar at Tahoe

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — Vail Resorts Monday announced it had acquired the Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in North Lake Tahoe, Calif. According to a release from Vail Resorts, the price was $63 million.

Vail Resorts acquired a long-term lease on the property — owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. — from Vail-based Booth Creek Ski Partners. Northstar is near Vail Resorts' Heavenly Mountain Resort at South Lake Tahoe.

Vail's Gourmet on Gore

Sept 4-5, Labor Day weekend, in the Vail Village.

This popular event will pair world-class wines, beers and spirits with the best food from throughout the Vail Valley.  

Winemakers and sommeliers will be on hand to discuss their wine selections and educate the public on the tasting process.

Nominate for Lindsey Vonn

Olympic champion, and a local of our Vail Valley, was nominated for the 2010 Sportswoman of the Year honor, presented by the Women's Sports Foundation.

The winner is determined entirely by online popular vote.  You can cast your vote at Voting ends at midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 31st.

The awards will be presented at the annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner on Oct 12th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Vail Local on Top Chef

For Vail chef Kelly Liken, competing on TV's “Top Chef” show was a bit like having a restaurant critic sitting in her dining room, judging every bite of her food.

“I felt the pressure the most in the challenges and during the judging,” Liken said during a phone interview. “When you have a critic or a reporter in your restaurant, that's pressure. You want to put your best foot forward and you don't always get the best review, but that's part of what makes you better, but you're not used to dealing with that every day.”

Empty Bowls Luncheon

August 26th, noon till 2:00pm at Eagle Vail Pavilion.

The Salvation Army helps people all day every day, and now needs some help from you.

Its Empty Bowls luncheon raises money and awareness about some of the problems our neighbors face, and how simple it is to help them.

“Many middle income people who used to donate are now asking us for help,” said Tsu Wolin-Brown with the Salvation Army.

The American Crown Circus


What to do while staying with us continues........

The American Crown Circus is coming to Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon for three evenings of performances.

Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sunday, performances will be held at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, children under 12 receive free entry with coupon (two per paying adult). Additional children under 12 are $5.

The History of Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is a feast for the eyes; a delight for the senses. The influence of renowned resorts such as Switzerland's St. Moritz, Italy's Cortina, and Spain's Val d'Aran led to the creation of a unique mountain resort full of excitement and village luxury.

Originally designed to accommodate skiers of all abilities, Beaver Creek Mountain continues to welcome and challenge those who visit her slopes. From the gentle groomed runs of Strawberry Park to the rugged glades and bump runs of Grouse Mountain, Beaver Creek is enjoyed by a variety of Nordic sports enthusiasts.

Eagle County's 71st Annual Fair & Rodeo

Eagle County's 71st annual Fair & Rodeo continues through this Saturday, July 31st.
Held at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle has been celebrating its western heritage since 1939.
Whether you're watching a champion bull rider subdue a 2,000 pound bull or participating in one of numerous 4-H activities, the Fair & Rodeo provides a taste of the authentic American west.
Free parking and free daily admission to the fairgrounds. 

Savion Glover at the Vail International Dance Festival

Back by popular demand, the King of Tap returns after his two sold out shows in 2009. For Opening Night 2010, Glover is joined by nine-time Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Eddie Palmieri.
"The world's greatest tap dancer."
- The London Telegraph

"His stamina was unflagging, his energy unquenchable and his virtuosity unbeatable…sequences resembled bursts of firecrackers."
- The New York Times

"An artistically fearless tap dancer. The guy is a genius."
- The Seattle Times
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