Vail 2018 Winter Events | Colorado Holiday Vacation Ideas

Get out your snow gear! This winter, Vail hosts some events you do not want to miss. From a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras to snowboarding championships, a winter trip to Vail makes for an exciting adventure both on and off the mountain.

Vail Holiday Events

Vail Holidays

What better place to spend the holiday season than in a winter wonderland? From November 29 – December 31, 2017, Vail’s festive holiday events will be fun for the whole family. The setting is classic with snowy, cobbled streets, pine garlands, red bows and strings of lights. Events and activities include creating your own holiday terrarium, carolers and harp concerts, a Family Fireplace Holiday Party with Santa, a Holiday Fun Run, ice skating and cookie decorating, lantern making, and Vail’s annual Torchlight Parade.

Vail Snow Days

Vail Snow Days, the signature winter kick-off event for Vail, returns December 8 - 10, 2017. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain by day and après parties and free live concerts by night. You’ll also find a sponsor expo village, wellness and transformation opportunities and family-friendly happenings for the little ones.

Burton US Open in Vail, CO

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

The 2018 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are returning to Vail Mountain, March 5 – 10, 2018. The world’s best snowboarders will compete for the prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle Titles. The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders. Catch Olympic Medalists like Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark and more, and enjoy an epic sponsor village and free nightly live concerts in Vail Village.

Pink Vail

On March 24, 2018, Vail once again hosts Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Themed deck parties, all-day live music, a costume contest, Superstar events and great skiing will bring thousands of dedicated pink participants together to the winter event on Vail Mountain, all in benefit of patient programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center through the Spirit of Survival Program. The program helps provide all patients with the opportunity to receive free exercising training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, massages, acupuncture, outdoor adventures and more, all of which can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life. You don’t have to ski to participate and support the cause! The event will be located at the base of Vail Mountain, easily accessible by skiers and non-skiers alike.

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