Four Seasons Vail slated to release WhoVail on Friday |

Four Seasons Vail slated to release WhoVail on Friday

Hundreds of kids were on hand for last year's unveiling of the massive gingerbread house at Vail's Four Seasons Resort.
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VAIL — It’s not Whoville, it’s WhoVail. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail announced the second annual unveiling of a life-size, Dr. Seuss’ Whoville-inspired gingerbread house will take place Friday at 4 p.m. as part of its holiday offerings for children and their families this season. The giant gingerbread house is a product of combined creative efforts from the resort’s staff and children from the community.

The 100-square-foot structure was built in-house by the resort’s master carpenter, Frank Bontempo. The facade of the gingerbread house will have over 4,500 gingerbread tiles, equaling 475 pounds of gingerbread and 80 pounds of fondant and icing. The gingerbread tiles on the house will be decorated by 100 children from Red Sandstone School in Vail. Inside the festive structure there will be a fireplace and hearth adorned with cookies also decorated by local school children, who get to lay claim to their own pieces of the display, while the Grinch himself overlooks the house.

The children and families who participated in creating this masterpiece are invited to attend the official unveiling festivities.

“We are pleased to once again debut our WhoVail gingerbread house with the children and families of the community who put so much creativity into the design,” said Mark Herron, general manager of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. “This year we have made our Dr. Seuss theme even grander, with eclectic decor and upside down Christmas trees inspired by the classic novel.”

Other Holiday Events

Guests and locals are invited to celebrate the holiday season with Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail with a variety of festive events and activities as well. Other holiday offerings at the resort include: cooking classes with the resort’s culinary team, traditional pictures with Santa and Dickens carolers in Fireside Lounge, as well as the resort’s signature Cliquet in the Snow poolside happy hour and New Year’s Eve spectacular. For more information, visit

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