Jan. 3 | Various times | Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek’s annual Winterfest returns for the third annual holiday season celebration. As part of the resort’s popular Beaver Creek Loves Kids programming, WinterFest brings a magical ambiance to Beaver Creek Village. The schedule for Friday, Jan. 3 features the Foto Friday Scavenger Hunt at 8 a.m., Drums of the Mountains at Beaver Creek Plaza from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade at Plaza Stage at 4 p.m., Foto Friday: Print Your Best Pic! outside Beaver Creek Sports at 4 p.m., and Teen Tubing at Adventure Ridge at 4:15 p.m.
+U2 Tribute: Under A Blood Red Sky
Jan. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
The greatest U2 tribute in the USA is ready to rock! This band will astound you with their passion for truly capturing U2’s sound live on stage. Close your eyes during their show and you’ll think it’s really the Irish rock band. Expect to hear all U2’s biggest hits like “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With or Without You,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Vertigo” and more! Tickets for UABRS are $28 in advance/ $33 day of show and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race
Jan. 4 | 10 a.m. | Eagle-Vail
The fourth of seven events in the Pedal Power Winter Race Series, the Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race will take place Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center and will consist of two race options. There will be a five to six-mile short course for novice and intermediate races and a 10-12-mile long course for those seeking a bit more challenge. The high-profile races in the series, along with the series’ reputation for providing great course venues and the caliber of competition, have made the Pedal Power Adventure Series one of the top events in the region. This year, the series will include a snowshoe, snow bike and Nordic skiing events as well as a comprehensive winter triathlon that encompasses all three disciplines. Race fees for the Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race are $20 ahead of time, $25 day of. For more information, or to register online, visit the “events” tab on pedalpowerbikecom.
+Ski, Ride and Slide Rail Series
Jan. 4 | 12:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Attention skiers and snowboarders of all ages! Show off your skills and compete for great prizes at the Beaver Creek Ski, Ride and Slide Rail Jam Series. Whether you’re an aspiring jibber, a seasoned park veteran or just a spectator, this brand-new, family-friendly rail jam series has something for everyone. Skiers and snowboarders compete for freestyle dominance while sliding over rails and boxes set up in different configurations each event. Both disciplines will compete together in each class depending on the number of competitors. The format will be 20-30 minute Jam sessions for each class that will be broken down to top competitors for a 20 minute final. For more information, visit beavercreek.com.
Jan. 4 | Various times | Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek’s annual Winterfest returns for the third annual holiday season celebration. As part of the resort’s popular Beaver Creek Loves Kids programming, WinterFest brings a magical ambiance to Beaver Creek Village. The schedule for Saturday, Jan. 4 features the Nature’s Educators Raptor Exhibit at Beaver Creek Plaza from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade at Plaza Stage at 4 p.m., and the Family FunFest at Beaver Creek Plaza from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
+Snowshoe Adventure Series race No. 1
Jan. 5 | 11 a.m. | Creekside Park at Beaver Creek
The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition, draws first-time snowshoers, world class snowshoe athletes, kids of all ages and everyone in between. Join us for each race and partake in either the 10K course or the East West Resorts 5K Quest. And bring the kids as well since they will offer a Kids 1K once again! The snowshoe series features slopeside sponsor expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants to enjoy a variety of giveaways and a post-race meal. Arrive early on race day to demo Atlas Snowshoes at the start/finish area, or head to the Beaver Creek Nordic Center to rent snowshoes. For more information, or to register, visit beaver creek.com.
+’All.I.Can’ movie at Loaded Joe’s
Jan. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Avon
The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability Sustainable Community Film series returns to Loaded Joe’s in Avon Jan. 7 with “All.I.Can,” playing at 6:30 p.m. “An unparalleled cinematic experience: All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. Shot on 6 continents over 2 years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.” J.P. Auclair’s street segment in the film is pretty much the best urban ski segment every made. For more info, visit eaglevalleyalliance.org/films.
+The Undertones at Beaver Creek Chapel
Jan. 7 | 7 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Back by popular demand, the Undertones, the University of Notre Dame’s a cappella group, will be performing a wide variety of their high energy numbers at several concerts in the Vail Valley. Their first concert, on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., is slated for the Beaver Creek Chapel. The Undertone’s performances appeal to audiences of all ages. To purchase tickets ahead of time, contact Michael at 970.376.0066. Tickets will also be available at the door.
+Takacs Quartet at the Vilar
Jan. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takacs Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. In 2012, Gramophone announced that the Takacs was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker. The ensemble also won the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London. The evenings program includes three diverse quartets to showcase their brilliant musicianship and versatility: Mozart Quartet K 428, Bartok Quartet No.1 and Dvorak Quartet Op. 96. Tickets are $45 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Vilar
Jan. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who answers to her grandmother as Danielle Anderson, has been singing and writing songs since 2006. Getting her start at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, while she attended CSU, Danielle started booking shows all over the state, making a name and finding a place as a musician. After gaining national attention from her videos on youtube in 2009, Danielle started pursuing music as a full time career and began touring nationally to play for her loyal group of online supporters. Hoping to write songs in a style all her own, she tells her stories using honest words, vivid imagery, a bittersweet voice, a guitar and her small, but striking ukulele. Tickets for Danielle Ate the Sandwich are $22 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888-920-ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival
Jan. 9-11 | Various Times | Vail
Imagine a World Class Winter Wonderland of fun activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and then top off your trip with a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and Seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers. Could it be the ultimate beer vacation? Your bucket list “beercation”? Almost all of the Fourteenth Anniversary weekend will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa; a new Brewmaster’s Dinner will be held at the Lord Gore Restaurant in Manor Vail Resort. Tickets are going fast. To get them, a schedule of events or more information, visit www.bigbeers festival.com.
+10th Mountain Documentary, Climb to Glory
Jan. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Produced by Warren Miller Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, “Climb To Glory” tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers and how they championed the U.S. Ski Industry following World War II. The Mountain Division came into existence on July 13, 1943 at an Army base in the Colorado Rockies known as “Camp Hale”. The Division trained at 9,200 feet above sea level and honed their skills to fight and survive under the most brutal mountain conditions. After participating in a major turning point in the War, these heroes returned home from Italy as pioneering individuals and helped expand skiing into a lifestyle sport with ski resort development, product innovation, instruction and everything in between. Narrated by Olympian and future Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee Jeremy Bloom and inspired by Warren Miller Athlete Chris Anthony, “Climb to Glory” highlights the 10th Mountain Division Vets’ astounding impact on our country and the ski industry while incorporating the fun and flair of Warren Miller films. Tickets are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+The Undertones at Vail Interfaith Chapel
Jan. 9 | 7 p.m. | Vail
Back by popular demand, the Undertones, the University of Notre Dame’s a cappella group, will be performing a wide variety of their high energy numbers at several concerts in the Vail Valley. Their second concert, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. will take place at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. The Undertone’s performances appeal to audiences of all ages. To purchase tickets ahead of time, contact Michael at 970.376.0066. Tickets will also be available at the door.
+Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine is Now
Jan. 10 | 5 p.m. | Lionshead
From www.vailsymposium.org: There is a little myth that many doctors tell their patients. It’s causing millions of people to live with constant pain and debilitating chronic conditions. What is this myth? That aches and pains, fatigue, and diseases are all just a part of getting older. Perhaps there was a time that was true, but not anymore. Stem cell therapy is a groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedure that uses your own cells to stimulate the body to fight disease and repair damaged joints, tendons and ligaments. Join Dr. Scott Brandt, Dr. Kristen Comella, and Dr. Stan Jones as they engage in a discussion — moderated by Adam Katzen — about the history and future of stem cell therapies. Located at the Antlers at Vail, tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for students with a vaild ID and free for Vail Symposium members ($1,000+/year).
+2014 Vail Valley Freestyle
Jan. 11-12 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
An open moguls competition set for Jan. 11, and an open dual moguls competition, set for Jan. 12, will hit Vail’s Cookshack run. Mogul events are $55 for the first event, $45 for the second event and $40 for each additional event. Double freeskiing events are $65 for the first double event and $55 for the second double event. RMF Championships are $75 for the first event, $55 for the second, $45 for the third event, and $35 for each additional event. Double freeskiing events consist of two one-run events with the possibility of making the second event a two-run event. For more information, or to register, visit rockymountainfreestyle.com
+Paula Cole at the Vilar
Jan. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six albums spanning a seventeen year career. She has sold approximately 3 million albums and has performed with Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, Lilith Fair, Peter Gabriel, Emmy Lou Harris and many more. Emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetically melodic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, “This Fire”, Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. From her top ten hits of the 1990’s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music. Tickets for Paula Cole are $35 in advance/ $33 day of show and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.