Super Bowl parties, ski racing, snowskate rail jams and more: Tricia’s weekend picks for 2/01/19
Where to watch the 2019 Super Bowl
This Sunday marks the 2019 Super Bowl and if you’re wondering where to catch the action, there are plenty of places that will be airing it. The big game will start at 4:30 p.m., which is fortunate because you can still get a good amount of skiing and riding in before kick off. One thing you’ll notice, the slopes tend to empty out during the afternoon with many people leaving to get ready for super bowl parties at their homes or elsewhere.
Here are a few places to watch the game, or at least the commercials if your team isn’t in this weekend’s match up.
- Bol – Vail’s premiere bowling alley will be switching from bowling balls to footballs for its watch party on Sunday with doors opening at 3 p.m. Seating ranges from $60 for reserved seating to $20-$40 for walk ins the day of the game. Food and drink specials, squares and giveaways will be a part of the event. Reservations recommended.
- Red Lion – step off the slopes and walk down Bridge Street for the game at the Red Lion. With over 20 TVs there’s not a bad seat in the house. After the game, continue the Super Bowl revelry with live music by Johnny Schleper. They don’t take reservations, so please have your whole party present in order to be seated.
- Vail Ale House – watch the game on one of their 17 flat screens plus its projector screen while enjoying their regular Sunday Night Football menu consisting of $3 Coors and Coors Lights and game favorites. Vail Ale House is taking reservations for the high top tables ($800 minimum), the rest of the tables are first come, first served.
- Remedy – please note that as of press time, Remedy’s Super Bowl viewing party was sold out.
- Coyote Cafe – hang with the locals at the ‘Yote. They’ll have the games on every TV including a 14-foot screen so you won’t miss a play. The regular happy hour menu will be offered with discounts from 3 to 6 p.m. including draft beer and taqueria platter specials. Seating is first come, first served.
- Dusty Boot – nearly a dozen TVs will be playing the big game and happy hour will be going on from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an $8 beer and appetizer special as well as discounted draft beers, house wine and well drinks. Seating is first come, first served.
- Beaver Creek Chophouse & C Bar – the full dinner menu will be available as well as specials on flatbreads, prime rib sliders, nachos and lolli chops. Seating will begin at 3:30 p.m. and all 8 TVs will be on the game. All seats are $40 regardless of age, reservations only. Bar top seats are open on a first come, first served basis. Come by and play their square game throughout the weekend in the C Bar. It’s $10 a square and cash only.
- Bob’s Place – for decades Bob’s Place has been the place to watch the game. Bob’s will have 30 TVs showing the game and will offer some regional favorites for each team. In honor of the New England Patriots, Bob’s Place will serve up New England clam chowder and fish and chips. Fish tacos will represent the Los Angeles Rams. Come early, Bob’s Place reaches capacity well before kick off.
- The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa – game day specials can be found from Maya and The Lookout Bar. A build-your-own nacho and hot dog bar will be available for $20, football team specials for $10 and drink specials for $10. Complimentary parking will be available on Sunday based on availability.
- Southside Benderz – a dozen TVs will be showing all the action. You can order from their regular menu and take advantage of Colorado Native beer specials. There will also be a raffle for a free pair of skis. They are not taking reservations so please arrive early to get a seat.
- e|town – Watch the game on one of the 16 TVs at e|town while enjoying regular happy hour specials between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. like $2.75 Coors and Coors Light draughts, $4 Pacifico beers, $1 off seasonal pints, $5 well drinks and $5 house wines. Select appetizers will be offered for $4.95. Between the third and fourth quarter of the game they will be giving away a pair of skis.
- Gore Range Brewery – with over a dozen TVs the Gore Range Brewery will be showing the game while offering the regular happy hour specials from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy $1.50 off of pints of beer, $5 well drinks and $6 house wines.
- Woody’s Bar and Grill – stop in throughout the weekend to buy a square for $10 cash at Woody’s and then plan to watch the game in their cozy pub atmosphere on Sunday. Woody’s will be offering happy hour pricing from 4 to 6 p.m. Food specials such as mozzarella sticks, beef or pork sliders and ground beef tacos will be served up along with drink specials on beer, wine and well drinks.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at the Vilar
Country legend and five-time Grammy award winner Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will take the stage at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Expect a little hillbilly rock, honky-tonk and even some bluegrass from Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, a group he formed in 2002. But Stuart has been around for a lot longer. This singer, songwriter and musician joined Johnny Cash’s backing band in the early 80s. He was featured on the “Class of ‘55” album, which also featured Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison.
The band is currently on its “Way Out West Tour”, named after their latest album. Tickets for the show are $45 and can be purchased at the box office or by calling 970-845-TIXS or online at http://www.vilarpac.org.
Pro Ski Racing in Beaver Creek
The Bear Trap trail will play host to some of the world’s fastest skiers this weekend as the World Pro Ski Tour makes its first stop of the season at Beaver Creek for the Rocky Mountain Pro Ski Classic today through Saturday.
The World Pro Ski Tour is a nationwide tour of events featuring the popular dual format of alpine ski racing. By placing two athletes side-by-side, spectators on-site and TV viewers (the event is covered by CBS Sports Network) will experience an event that provides an exciting competition in an easy to understand format in alpine ski racing.
Who will be racing at these events? Olympic, World Cup and NCAA competitors from around the world. This is the first of five-stops on the tour, which includes other ski areas like Steamboat Springs and Sunday River, Maine.
Qualifying rounds take place today and the final rounds will be held on Saturday followed by the awards ceremony. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.worldskitour.com.
Get artsy at the Alpine Arts Center
On Saturday night the Alpine Arts Center will open the doors for its Cocktails and Canvas series, but this week the technique taught will be etching on glass instead of painting on canvas.
Alpine Arts Center likes to mix it up and regularly offers classes not only using paints, canvases and glass etching, but also clay in their Cocktails and Clay series (projects can be shipped in case you are visiting), Wax and Wine (vibrant encaustic wax paintings and cards) and Paintings and Pints (who knew that a beer growler could become functional art?).
Even if you don’t feel like you have a creative bone in your body, you can still learn the skills needed to release your creative side. Instruction and all the materials are provided, including adult beverages. They offer wine and beer by the glass for $6 each. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be available as well. The event goes from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Advance reservations are required so they can plan for the group’s size. Alpine Arts Center is located in the Riverwalk, Edwards and don’t forget, they offer all kinds of kid classes. Please visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org for more info.
Snowskate Saturday Pro/Am Rail Jam in Minturn
On Saturday the Little Beach Park in Minturn will play host to the Snowskate Saturday Rail Jam, sponsored by Hovland Snowskates, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Transition Sports and The Stash. A snowskate is basically a hybrid of a snowboard and a skateboard, allowing the rider to do skateboarding tricks on the snow. Watch for them on the slopes, as they are becoming increasingly popular.
This Pro/Am Rail Jam invites snowskate enthusiasts to come out and compete or just watch the competition while enjoying music, demos, games and prizes.
Registration opens at 2 p.m. and the contest begins at 4 p.m. After the awards, continue the fun at an after party at Kirby Cosmos at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the http://www.minturn.org.
View some amazing and creative fashions worn by “Vail’s original grand dame,” Ann Bonfoey Taylor. the looks are on display at the Colorado Snowsports Museum and give a glimpse into the early days of Vail.