TV8 Launches new Apres ski show in Eagle County |

TV8 Launches new Apres ski show in Eagle County

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, COLORADO ” TV8, the Vail Valley’s premier local television broadcast station, announced that it will introduce a new apres ski show beginning this ’07-’08 winter season. Kicking off on Friday, Nov. 16, ‘The Half-hour Apres-hour’ will air daily at 5 p.m. on Channel 8.

‘The Half-hour Apres-hour’ will inform guests and locals alike where to go, what to do, where to stay, and where to play when the ski slopes close and the apres hours begin. The show’s main anchors include Whitney Swenson and Jeff Gaskin, who will take viewers behind the Vail Valley apres scenes, covering all the nightlife the area has to offer.

“We’re extremely proud to bring ‘The Half-hour Apres-hour’ to the community,” said Craig Struve, Director of Television Operations for TV8. “The program will fill a void in Vail Valley television as it pertains to focusing on events, activities and attractions that guests and locals can enjoy when the sun goes down and the lifts shut down for the night.”

Gaskin, also one of the show’s producers, and Swenson will profile the biggest concerts, the hottest parties and the coolest places to be. ‘The Half-hour Apres-hour’ will also feature regular segments like a fashion feature that will spotlight retail trends and new gear for on and off the slopes. The ‘Rocky Mountain Mansions’ segment will give tourists and longtime residents an insider’s look at some of the valley’s most plush and posh residences. ‘A Business of the Week’ segment is a third exciting component to ‘The Half-hour Apres-hour,’ showing viewers more hot spots to check out.

“All guests and locals should look for the TV8 camera crew out on the town as we’ll be mixing up cocktails and paying a visit to the Valley’s best restaurants, bars, stores and businesses, said Gaskin. “We’ll even get some tips from well-known locals, so tourists can feel a little more in the know. From ski safety to helpful hints like taking advantage of the free bus system – TV8’s mission is to inform and entertain.”

“The Half-hour Apres hour” will be unveiled at a kickoff party on Nov. 16 at Garfinkel’s. Sponsored by Coors Light, the party will commence at 3 p.m. and the Coors Light Girls will be on-site passing out giveaways. Additional food and drink specials and the chance to win contest prizes will be plenty for party attendees.

As the sun sets at 5 p.m., the first episode of TV8’s new show, ‘The Half-hour Apres-hour’ will air from East Vail to Gypsum on Channel 8, with cut-ins from the party on Garfinkel’s huge deck facing the ski slopes in Lionshead. The kickoff party is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jeff Gaskin at (970) 754-8888.

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