The world is watching Beaver Creek and Vail as we host the World Alpine Ski Championships for an unprecedented 3rd time. Across the way in Beaver Creek, the Birds of Prey and Raptor Courses have been set into two of the most challenging courses that the World Cup skiers will have the privilege of racing. Thousands of fans, from here and all across the globe, are cheering their countries’ athletes on in a display of national pride that is rarely seen in other sports.
Here in Vail the streets are buzzing with workers, sponsors, vendors, and bands gearing up for a spectacular series of night-life events, ski après, and live music. In the background, giant screen TVs scatter the Village so that from almost any point during your journey from your hotel or bus stop to the gondola you can see the action taking place in Beaver Creek.
Almost every night, for the next two weeks, a live band will be featured at the Solaris Plaza. Some of the head liners
include O.A.R, The Barenaked Ladies, Cee Lo Green, Phillip Philips, and Matisyahu. Afterwards, Semana, the official night club of the 2015 games will be hosting a number of DJ’s to keep the excitement rolling. During the day, you can visit Solantro’s, which is one the newest restaurants welcomed to the valley, and enjoy their 2015 ski après party. You will, also, find that almost every restaurant or bar is supporting the grandeur of this event.
And, what may be the best part about this event is that I have never seen Vail Mountain more quiet during this time of year compared to previous years. If you’re one who would rather ski than watch the races, this is a perfect time to visit Vail. Enjoy the slopes of Vail as your own private resort while others head over to Beaver Creek. Afterwards you can join the party, attend the free concerts and spend an exciting night out on the town.
So, whether you want to participate in history and be a part of the epic 2015 World Ski Championships or create your own epic day on the mountain, you are sure to find a great time in Vail. It is only day 2 of the two week celebration, and I encourage you to come up and check out the event for yourself!
Visit the 2015 Event Calendar for a complete list of events taking place.