Ski with an Olympian, celebrate Vail’s history and meet celebrity bartenders this weekend in Vail

Ski with Jonny Moseley, enjoy live music at the Vilar and support youth in the arts

Ski for MS with Jonny Moseley

Can Do MS presents the Ski for MS Vertical Challenge event with Olympian Jonny Moseley this Saturday on Vail Mountain. Moseley won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle skiing moguls event at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He is also famous for throwing an off-axis 720 in the moguls competition in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Utah.

Can Do MS delivers health and wellness education programs at no cost to help families living with multiple sclerosis thrive. Come out and support the cause on Saturday. You can sign up in advance online or registration will start at 8:30 and go until 10 a.m. at the base of Gondola One (No. 1) in Vail Village and free breakfast pastries will be served. Then there will be a group photo with Moseley before going up to ski and ride. Get some vertical, ski with Moseley and try out the fun antics in Mogul Mayhem before doing a commemorative ski down. After you get back to the base, head to Express Lift Café for free beer, appetizers and prizes for best costume, top fundraiser and most vertical feet. The Vertical Challenge Après Party will go from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to

10th Mountain Legacy Parade

The 10th Mountain Legacy Parade will be held on Friday with a torchlight ski down and fireworks near the base of Gondola One (No. 1).
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Even though Vail Mountain celebrated its 60th anniversary last season, the idea came about to build a ski area here well before and that idea came from Pete Seibert, who was part of the 10th Mountain Division, the Army winter warfare unit that trained for battles in World War II at Camp Hale.

During the Legacy Parade, Vail Mountain personnel dress up in the white camo uniforms that the 10th wore and ski down the mountain holding torches. Spectators can view the ski-down parade from the base of Gondola One (No. 1) at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. but it’s recommended that you arrive at 6:15 p.m. to get the best view. There is a short video that tells the story of Vail’s early days and it’s worth a watch.

After the program at Mountain Plaza, everyone is invited to proceed down Bridge Street and stop at the 10th Mountain Division statue by the Covered Bridge. Then, make your way up to the Colorado Snowsports Museum and learn more about the 10th Mountain Division in the exhibit. The museum stays open until 8 p.m. on parade nights. For more information, go to

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Vail Performing Arts Academy Musical

The Vail Performing Arts Academy’s Olivia Winkleman and Aidan Bonta sing “Tale as Old as Time” in “Time of Our Lives” revue.
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Get ready to step into the “Time of Our Lives” with Vail Performing Arts Academy as they present a captivating musical revue on Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School. This performance will showcase the incredible talents of local students aged 8 to 16.

“Time of Our Lives” is a rousing revue that explores the theme of time through a diverse selection of Broadway and pop songs. From timeless classics by the Beatles and Cindy Lauper to modern hits from “High School Musical,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Anastasia,” “Dirty Dancing,” and even Zach Brown Band and Coldplay, audiences can expect a non-stop assortment of entertainment.

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It’s so fun to watch the kids express themselves under the expert guidance of artistic director Colin Meiring along with musical instruction from Hannah Belle Terrell. Vail Performing Arts Academy founder and executive producer Annah Scully and costumer Val Watts complete the team theater professionals, ensuring that every aspect of the production shines.

Tickets for “Time of Our Lives” are priced at $15 for cash or check payments and $18 for credit card transactions. To secure your seats in advance and for more information, visit

Bar happenings

Frank Maldonado of Employees Only bar and restaurant in New York City will participate in a bartender takeover at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail on Friday and Saturday.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail/Courtesy photo

In addition to all the great live music at area bars and restaurants for après ski and late night (and there are plenty, check out the Vail Daily’s Events Calendar for the line up) look for a bartender takeover at Remedy Bar and Speyside Cafe this weekend. The popular lobby bars at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail in Vail Village will host two bartenders from Employees Only in New York City. Employees Only was opened in the West Village in 2004 and has a speakeasy feel and is on the coveted list of North America’s 50 Best Bars and is known for its perfectly mixed Manhattans and martinis.

Mixers Frank Maldonado and Matt Maretz will be going behind the bar and will feature specialty cocktails on Friday at Remedy and at Speyside Café on Saturday. Expect a great drink and a good time talking to these celebrity bartenders. For more information, visit the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail’s Instagram page.

Also, this weekend, get out your country western duds and head to Chasing Rabbits for Cowboy Up on Saturday at the Rabbit Hole. From line dancing to interactive activities, guests can kick up their boots from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an all ages event that is free and then from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. it will be for those age 21 and older and tickets are required. Dress to impress in your finest country clam attire and mingle with fellow country enthusiasts. This could be a good thing to attend if you are looking to showcase your western flair after the Habitat for Humanity’s Carpenter’s Ball wraps up at The Hythe Vail in Lionshead. To get tickets, visit  

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