December 13, 2016
Some classic spots to visit during the wintertime
Vilar Performing Arts Center
The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theatre, owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. The acoustics are terrific, and there is not a bad seat in the house.
Black Family Ice Rink
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Located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, the Black Family Ice Rink is open year-round. Ringed by the occasional firepit and plush couches, it's a great spot for kids and adults. Offering weekly events like American Jukebox Skate Night on Sundays, it's a fun place to skate under the stars.
Beaver Creek's Nordic area is one of the valley's most special places. Located at the top of the Strawberry Park Express Chairlift, it includes 32 kilometers of tracked and rustic trails. Afterwards, it's easy to head down to Beaver Creek Village or Bachelors Gulch.
Located in the heart of The Arrabelle at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola, Vail Square is centered by an outdoor ice skating rink that is open all winter long. Surrounded by shops, warm up at the fire pit after skating.
What has now become the town center of Vail Village, Solaris is a mixed-use structure with residences and retail operations. On the ground level a nice-sized ice rink is set off by a large, multi-colored sculpture. For large gatherings and concerts, the ice is covered up and becomes both stage and audience area.
This iconic Vail landmark crosses Gore Creek, taking people from Meadow Drive into Vail Village proper.
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn on Vail Mountain, Adventure Ridge is a year-round, day-and-night activity center offering activities for adults and kids of all ages. The high-elevation playground includes ski biking, snow tubing, kids snowmobiling, rebound trampoline and zipline. Warm up at the firepit, or inside at Bistro Fourteen.
Vail Nordic Center
Located on the east end of Vail, the Vail Nordic Center offers cross-country, skate-ski and snowshoe trails on the Vail Golf Course. Surrounded by trees and with a great view of Gore Range, the course includes 7 kilometers of groomed ski track and 10 kilometers of separate snowshoe trails. A new clubhouse, including retail shop, will be open for the winter season.