Spring lineup includes snowboarding competitions, concerts, festivals, dining, spa and hotel specials and more!
With more than 227" of snowfall to date and an equally impressive line-up of on and off-mountain experiences, Vail and the Vail Cascade Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, add an undeniable cool factor to spring travel. Starting March 3-8, Vail hosts big air with the 32nd Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship and then zooms into the art of cinematography with the 10th Annual Vail Film Festival, March 27-30. But the epic lineup doesn't stop there, it continues with the 22nd Annual Taste of Vail, April 2-5; Spring Back to Vail, April 7-20 and a series of free concerts, festivals, commemorative ski days and more. On property, the Vail Cascade Resort hosts its Annual Springfest, March 6 - April 20, complete with Craft on Draft Hoppy Hours, $25 spa discounts, live entertainment, KidVenture and a fundraising dinner on the last weekend to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. With Vail Cascade Resort's Stay More, Play More spring package, travelers can make the most of their trip by earning 10 percent off a two night stay or 15 percent off a three or more night stay. Rates starting at $319.
Vail's Spring Scene
With 5,289 acres, a vertical drop of 3,450 feet and 31 lifts, Vail's size alone is a worthwhile reason to visit and shred powder on the largest single-mountain resort in the country. As Vail's only ski-in/ski-out resort, Chair 20 at the Vail Cascade Resort provides convenient access to Vail Mountain within minutes. But after a day on mountain, Vail's line up of spring events, festivals and concerts continue the experience of epic proportions. Below is a listing of 2014 spring events and festivities:
Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, March 3-8
Vail Film Festival, March 27-30
Taste of Vail - Vail Village, April 2-5
Pink Vail Ski Day, April 5
Spring Back to Vail, April 7-20
Spring Back to Vail: Street Beat Free Outdoor Concerts, April 11-12
Spring Back to Vail: World Pond Skimming Championships & Free Outdoor Concert, April 20
Springfest 2014 @ Vail Cascade Resort, March 6 - April 20
At the Vail Cascade Resort, guests of all ages can partake in some spring fun with a series of pre-scheduled activities, dining and spa promotions and live entertainment. Aria Spa is offering $25 off any 50-minute or longer service 8am-noon. Guests looking to quench their thirst with some craft beer will enjoy Atwater on Gore Creek's Hoppy Hour which offers $2 off a craft beer on draft with the purchase of a small plate Sunday-Wednesday 2-4pm and 9-10pm. Once completely relaxed, fed and hydrated, sit fireside near floor to ceiling windows and enjoy the view and the musical talents of James Pieper, Kevin LaCarrubba and Colin McAfee in the Fireside Bar Wednesday-Saturday.
On the last weekend, Atwater on Gore Creek invites guests to have dinner in the restaurant on Friday or Saturday, April 19 and 20, and be part of 'Put a Fork in Hunger' fundraising program. On these days, 10 percent from each guest's bill will be donated to support Food Bank of the Rockies. This program provides a simple way for guests to unwind after a day on the slopes, dine and donate all in one sitting.
For the pint-sized spring traveler, KidVenture offers a variety of drop-off programs and activities for kids ages 5-12 in Aria Athletic Club. The spring roster includes indoor tennis instruction, frame painting, s'mores and hot chocolate by the fire pit, basketball, and movie and pizza night. KidVenture offers a combination of free and pay-to-participate activities. Advance registration is recommended for some activities. For more information visit KidVenture online.
Stay More, Play More
With an event roster that surely delivers more excitement than tanning beachside, the Vail Cascade Resort doles out the savings with its Stay More, Play More spring package. With hotel rates starting at $319, guests that book a two night stay will receive 10 percent off best available rates. Guests that book three nights or more will receive 15 percent off. This promotion is valid through April 20, 2014 and is valid on all room types, including condominiums and Cascade private vacation properties. Use promotion code VCSTAYMORE when booking online at www.vailcascade.com or via phone at 800-282-4183. Certain rules and restrictions may apply and promotion does not include taxes, resort and parking fees.
About Vail Cascade Resort
Vail Cascade is a creek side, ski-in/ski-out base camp to the very best of Colorado — in every season. With the finest features of an alpine village, Vail Cascade nurtures guests with a wide expanse of natural beauty; Vail's most comprehensive conference facility; the incomparable Aria Athletic Club & Spa; creative Colorado cuisine and craft beer in Atwater on Gore Creek; and a wide variety of accommodation offerings, including condominiums and private homes ideal for extended stays. Along with every amenity necessary to make the most of each stay, guests enjoy engaging experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love in the most genuine and meaningful way. Visit www.VailCascade.com and call 800.282.4183 for more information.
Proud sponsor of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships coming to Vail/Beaver Creek Feb. 2-15, 2015.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.