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Warren Miller movie premiere, restaurant deals, art programs and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 11/13/20

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15 and Eagle County wants to help you understand the best ways to recycle every day of the year. According to the lovevail.org website, the current national recycling rate is 35% while the state of Colorado’s rate is 16%. The town of Vail recycling rate is 27%, just shy of the Eagle County rate of 28%.

Are you confused about what can and can’t be recycled? If the answer is yes, download the free Eagle County Waste Wizard app. The Recycling Guide will give you and your family the answers to all your recycling questions at your fingertips.

Walking Mountains Science Center has been counting down to America Recycles Day by offering tips and tricks to help you recycle right and manage your waste more sustainably. New tips are posted daily to its Sustainability Facebook page and Instagram stories (search for @walkingmtns). You can also send in your questions to @walkingmtns or tag #recycleright and the Walking Mountains Zero Waste team will answer your questions.  

If you want to ditch the single-use plastics, head over to Fill & Refill, a store in Edwards that is dedicated to reducing single-use plastic by selling many household items like shampoo and laundry detergent that are unpackaged. Simply bring in your own containers or purchase reusable containers at Fill & Refill and break the cycle of contributing to more plastic waste. More info can be found at fillandrefill.com.

On Friday, the town of Vail had planned to host a recycling event for paper shredding and electronic waste. Due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Eagle County, the town of Vail is postponing the event and it will be rescheduled when the COVID-19 case numbers have been lowered.

As an alternative, Eagle County residents can take electronics waste to the Eagle County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Wolcott. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a small charge for electronics and Eagle County residents can deposit up to 20 items of household hazardous waste, such as paint, free of charge per visit.

Second Friday ARTwalk on Broadway

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the Second Friday ARTwalk, a monthly event held in downtown Eagle. The milestone won’t be marked by any grand celebrations due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you are still invited to stop by and support local artists and shops on Broadway and beyond on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. by ordering takeout, getting gift cards and doing a quick shopping trip in the shops and galleries.

Founder and event organizer Tara Novak, owner of ARTSPaCE workshop and gallery, has been working hard throughout the pandemic to support local artists and small businesses that are a part of the Eagle community. Novak is currently working on uploading items by local artists for holiday gift ideas on artspaceworkshop.com to provide a resource for those looking to shop local this holiday season.  

The Vail Valley Art Guild will be holding a member exhibit on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors will be allowed to choose two free holiday greetings cards designed by artist Beth Levine. The Vail Valley Art Guild’s Gallery is located at 108 Second Street in Eagle.  

Even though the Broadway Promenade in downtown Eagle won’t be bustling with exhibitor tents and food trucks like it has in the past, browse the art galleries and stop by the restaurants for a quick bite or takeout or buy a gift card and support those places as well:

  • Bonfire Brewery’s 10th Anniversary Celebration – new chalk art reveal by Natalia Gray, live music with The Evolution from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Katch of the Day Wine Bar – Frida Kahlo, Picasso, other assorted vintage art and wine specials
  • Owashi Sushi Kitchen – fine art exhibit and dining specials
  • Chics Couture – fall sale, local artisan jewelry
  • Everyday Outfitters – fall sale, home holiday decor and art prints

71st annual Warren Miller Movie Premier

Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, it’s still stoke season and the 71st annual Warren Miller movie, “Future Retro,” is the official flick that kicks it off.

You read that correctly, 71 years of Warren Miller films. These films about winter skiing and snowboarding attract die-hard enthusiasts, aspiring wanna-be pro athletes and even those who may never step foot on the slopes this winter. The footage, music and commentary are that entertaining and iconic. And although you can’t watch this year’s movie on the big screen like in the past, you’ll still see the beautiful scenery, amazing athleticism and hear some of Warren’s famous quotes.

“Future Retro” features a cast of nearly two dozen of today’s most talented skiers and snowboarders that will take you to the slopes of Utah, Vermont, Montana and Alaska. International destinations include Switzerland, Iceland and Antarctica. For those of you missing the Birds of Prey World Cup Races at Beaver Creek this year, there is a segment from last year’s women’s World Cup race in Killington, VT.

Due to the pandemic, “Future Retro” is being premiered in locations across the U.S. over a three-week period via a streaming platform. Last Saturday, the East Coast got to view “Future Retro,” This Saturday, the Rocky Mountain Region can view it at 6 p.m. MST and next Saturday the West Coast will be able to see the film.

A ticket for the movie premiere costs $30 and that will accommodate one to four people on a single device. This ticket gives you and your three guests access to door prizes like ski gear, coupon codes and other swag. Have more than four who want access to the goods? Simply purchase more tickets to accommodate your viewers. You will have access to the event for up to 48 hours in case you can’t watch it Saturday or want to watch it again.

Olympian and long-time Warren Miller films narrator Jonny Moseley reprises his role in this year’s film and will kick it off with a virtual red carpet experience. Get your living room ready for the 71st annual Warren Miller movie with popcorn, “free” drinks from your own fridge and a comfortable couch. To purchase tickets or watch the movie trailer go to warrenmiller.com.

Cupcakes and Clay

Instead of Cupcakes and Canvas, Alpine Arts Center is hosting its Cupcakes and Clay event this Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious cupcakes while creating a lasting piece of functional art. This week, the class will be creating platters for serving or as a decorative piece to display.

During the class, you will be provided with all the art materials to make the platter and the instruction and assistance you’ll need throughout your artistic journey. Start with a ball of clay and shape it into the desired platter you envision. This is the family-friendly version of Cocktails and Canvas, but those over 21 are allowed to purchase beer, wine or champagne from the Alpine Art Center for $6 each.

Go to alpineartscenter.org to make a reservation for the class. Tickets are $35 and include the cupcakes and all the art supplies. You can do the class virtually for $25, which doesn’t include the art materials, but you can buy art class kits online as well.

You may have seen information about the Social Arts Programs that the Alpine Arts Center is doing for the town of Vail this season. These are discounted classes for $20 due to support from the town of Vail, Alpine Bank, Holy Cross Energy and Vail Daily. This Friday’s trail map painting class is already sold out but inquire about a virtual class. More information can be found at alpineartscenter.org.

Off season deals

There are a few restaurants doing deals this time of year. Take advantage of the savings and treat yourself to a nice meal before the ski season starts and support local restaurants:

Northside Coffee & Kitchen:

  • All entrées $20
  • Specialty entrées:
  • Filet mignon, rib eye or prime rib $24
  • Lobster shrimp risotto $27
  • Thenorthsidekitchen.com

Hooked:

  • 20% off all appetizers and sushi
  • 20% off all whole fish and wine over $100
  • Available Sunday – Thursday
  • Must mention ad to receive the discount, dine-in only
  • Hookedbc.com

Route 6 Cafe and Bar:

  • Three courses for $21
  • First course: soup, chili, house or Caesar salad
  • Second course: choice of any entrée
  • Third course: chocolate brownie or apple tort a la mode
  • Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Routesixcafe.com

Photos: Massive snowstorm socks Eagle County

Colorado desperately needed moisture and Mother Nature delivered in a big way with a massive snowstorm arriving Sunday afternoon that blanketed Eagle County into Monday.

By 9 p.m. Sunday, nearly 9 inches of snow had fallen in Vail.

Vail Daily photographer Chris Dillmann captured these images of the first big dump of the season.

Seasons collide Monday in Vail. The storm came in wet, which left roads slippery Sunday night into Monday morning.
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Patrick Hunter shovels the deck of El Segundo Monday in Vail. Businesses that are still open are still benefiting from people bumming around the village.
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Snow guns fire at the base of Gondola One Monday in Vail. The cold temperatures are allowing the resort to fire up the guns in anticipation of opening day.
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Bikes sit with a new layer of snow Monday in EagleVail.
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Snow and color show off Monday in Minturn.
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Open for Business: Paderewski Fine Art

Name of business: Paderewski Fine Art

Physical address: 158 Beaver Creek Plaza, Suite C-11, Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-6036

Email address: info@paderewskifineart.com

Website: sportsmansgallery.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Fine art and art consultation

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

“We continue to serve our clients remotely during these unprecedented times. If you are looking to acquire new works of art for your home or office, we can help with digital mock-ups, on-approval viewings, and more. Contact us via email at info@paderewskifineart.com or call 970-949-6036 to learn more.”

How can the community support you?

We have officially opened our doors for the summer! Stop into the gallery if you are planning a visit to Beaver Creek Village this summer. Not in the area? Sign up for our mailing list to receive information on our weekly specials on fabulous works of art. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Reach us via email or visit our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We continue to follow guidelines recommended by the CDC such as wearing masks, maintaining six-feet of distance and regular cleanings to keep guests safe in the gallery.

Open for Business: Home Outfitters

Name of business: Home Outfitters

Physical address: 240 Chapel Place #127 Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-476-1320

Email: info@homeoutfittersvail.com

Website: www.homeoutfittersvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are so excited to be open again and are back doing what we love! For now, we ask that our customers wear a mask (we have some great looking ones if they don’t have their own).

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We are keeping the number of customers in the store to a minimum, offering hand sanitizer when they walk in and we clean all surfaces several times a day.

How can the community support you?

By continuing to be patient with these new rules. It’s all new to us as well!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or call the store. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

What’s the response been?

We work with designers as well as our retail customers and they understand that our manufacturers have all been closed for weeks and are just reopening. Their staffing is minimal but they want to get back to doing what they do well, too. Everyone has been very understanding.  

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

We will continue to monitor what Eagle County is advising. It seems the rules change every other day but with us all wearing masks, washing our hands and sanitizing the store, all we can do is keep a great attitude and know that we will go back to enjoying every wonderful aspect of this valley.

Open for Business: Avon Frame Shoppe

Name of business: Avon Frame Shoppe

Physical address: 281 Metcalf Road, Unit 205 Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-845-9556

Email: wpt@avonframeshoppe.com

Website: avonframeshoppe.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Avon Frame Shoppe offers custom fine art and poster framing as well as mirrors.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times

To ensure everyone’s safety, we will be allowing one customer in the shop at a time. Asking our customers to wear masks, bring your own or one can be provided. We will also, of course, be wearing masks and doing our best to keep an appropriate distance. Business hours may vary, so we recommend calling ahead.

How can the community support you?

Schedule an appointment. After months of staring at the same old walls, let us help you shake things up and get a fresh take on old favorites or new art! 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Every piece of art combined with each client makes for very personalized offerings. Follow us on our Instagram page: avonframe

What’s the response been?

We’ve been very lucky to have so many supportive clients.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We will be following all state and local guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.

Zoi Sadwoski Synnott, Anna Gasser top Burton US Open women’s slopestyle semis

Vail’s notorious slopestyle course may have stifled snowboarders in training earlier this week, but clear skies greeted the women’s field on Wednesday.

Last year’s winner, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, locked in her final drop position for Friday’s finals by topping semi-finals. Slopestyle veteran Anna Gasser finished runner up with the very first run of the competition.

“Dropping first is pretty nerve racking,” Gasser said. “So I was really nervous to drop in; I’m happy I put it down.”

Hailey Langland, who qualified in third position, had a much different experience than Gasser. She was one of the last competitors to earn her qualifying spot in Friday’s finals.

What started as a 16-person field had been narrowed down to 13 riders before the competition even started. Among those in the original field of 16 was 2018 Olympian Julia Marino, who pulled out after a few practice runs. Marino broke her wrist earlier this season and is still taking it easy.

“I’m just not really feeling too ready, yet, for this course,” Marino said on Wednesday. “It’s just a little much for me.”

Abbreviated training

Wednesday’s semi-final event qualified six riders for Friday’s finals.

The competitors said after facing an abbreviated round of training due to weather on Tuesday, the course was riding nicely on Wednesday.

“The last few days it was a little challenging because of the weather,” Langland said. “But this is the best I’ve ever seen this US Open course, it’s completely new to everyone.”

The new course format provided quite a challenge, with two mandatory “side hits,” or quarterpipe-style transition features onto a straight landing.

“It’s bringing all those elements from the pipe,” Langland said. “It feels like doing a first hit in the pipe to a second hit. I think bringing that over into slope is really important, because we don’t ride pipe very often throughout the season, and it just separates everyone who can ride a little bit of halfpipe.”

Marino, 22, said with both sides of the halfpipe-style walls being mandatory, the challenge to learn the course was daunting.

“Personally, I think I need to work a little bit more on transition features,” Marino said. “I could definitely use some work on that.”

Synnott, 18, said that in addition to the very first rail section, the side-hit transition features were her favorite part of the course. Gasser, 28, wasn’t as excited about them.

“I hope I get more practice on the transition features,” Gasser said. “Those are pretty new for me.”

The course also breaks up the jump section with rail features on either end of the side hit section of the course. After landing a solid, 270-degree spin off the end of the last rail before the side hits, Langland said she felt amazing heading into the side hits.

“As soon as I knew I had that good, I knew the rest of the run was going to be right there,” she said.

SEE: Burton US Open 2020 live photo blog

The Burton US Open is back in Vail for the eighth time, celebrating 38 years of exciting snowboarding competition. See the latest shots from the event here.