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Winter returns to Vail, Beaver Creek as both resorts gear up for spring events

Vail announces Warren Miller Legacy Day on April 7 to honor legendary ski filmmaker

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March 19, 2018, 10:03 am

Vail and Beaver Creek got a blast of more than a half a foot of fresh snow Sunday night into Monday morning, boosting late-winter conditions as both ski areas enter the stretch run of the 2017-18 ski season.

Vail Resorts logoVail officially reported 5 inches new, with light snow still falling Monday morning, bringing Vail’s seasonal total to 150 inches. Beaver Creek recorded 7 inches new, taking the seasonal total to 162 inches.

Both mountains — set to close on Sunday, April 15 — average more than 300 inches every ski season, so a lot more snow is needed in the next few weeks just to get close to seasonal averages. The good news is forecasters say more snow is on the way later in the week.

“The next storms will bring snow from later Thursday through later Friday and it will be warm with high snow levels,” reports Opensnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz. “Another round or two of snow could fall over the weekend and early next week.”

Here’s a press release from Vail Resorts on spring events on tap at Vail Mountain, including the Warren Miller Legacy Day on April 7:

Vail Mountain to Host Warren Miller Legacy Day and Spring Events

 VAIL, Colo. – March 19, 2018 – Together with Warren Miller’s family and friends, Vail Mountain will honor the late Warren Miller by hosting the Warren Miller Legacy Day in Vail on April 7, 2018. The day will include a commemorative ski down Vail Mountain and a legacy celebration.

Combined, Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort have appeared in 28 different Warren Miller feature films. The first film to feature Vail was the 1962 feature film, Around the World on Skis.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • Commemorative Ski Down Vail Mountain from the top of Mountain Top Express (Chair #4) to Mid-Vail | 3 p.m.
  • Legacy Celebration at Sarge’s Mid-Vail | 4 – 6 p.m.

o   Live music and guest speakers

o   Cash bar and appetizers for sale

o   All guests must download Gondola One to Vail Village at 6 p.m.

  • Legacy After Party Celebrations in Vail, Lionshead and Beaver Creek Villages | 3 p.m. – close

o   Bridge Street Bar | Vail Village

o   Pepi’s | Vail Village

o   Vendetta’s | Vail Village

o   Tavern on the Square | Lionshead Village

o   Chop House | Lionshead Village

o   Coyote Café | Beaver Creek

Vail Mountain Spring Events

At Vail Mountain #SpringIsEpic and there is a host of events lined up to prove it.

  • Pink Vail | March 24

Join Vail Mountain for the biggest ski day to conquer Cancer. Enjoy live music, deck parties, costume contest, Celebration Ski Down, kid’s zone, food and prizes. All ages and abilities are welcome and you don’t have to ski to participate. Funds raised benefit patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Cancer Center.

  • Sol y Ski | March 26 – April 6

Vail ignites Semana Santa and Pasqua with two weeks of non-stop events and entertainment throughout the village and on the mountain. From family programming and in-store shopping events to live concerts during Spring Back to Vail, even our youngest guests can celebrate in style. Vail’s Sol y Ski events include an après pool party at the Four Seasons Resorts & Residences Vail, late night happy hours and cocktail events throughout town, putting a chic spin on one of Vail’s liveliest times of year.

  • Spring Back to Vail | March 31 & April 15

Spring Back to Vail will return to Vail Mountain for two weekends of celebration this year. The first weekend will kick off onSaturday, March 31 with a live concert at Solaris presented by Bud Light. The World Pond Skimming Championships will commence on Sunday, April 15 for the second weekend of celebration with on-mountain and après events.

  • Taste of Vail | April 4-8

The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival. During the annual four-day event, upwards of 5,000 people are able to “Taste the Vail Valley lifestyle”. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience the Vail Valley’s world-class restaurants, fine wine, along with interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain.

For additional information please visit, www.vail.com.

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