Vail Snow Daze is here
VAIL, Colorado Vail Snow Daze, the countrys largest early season mountain bash, takes place this week in Vail. The event offers a weeklong super charged mix of non-stop music including three nights of headliner concerts, on-snow events, Demo Daze and a wide variety of aprs and after-dark parties. This years performing musical groups include Big Head Todd & the Monsters on Thursday, Leftover Salmon on Friday and The Fray on Saturday.Vail Snow Daze is a jam-packed week of on-mountain and in-town happenings, said Jeff Brausch of Highline Sports & Entertainment. From daily on-mountain activities like Demo Daze and live DJs to the competitive Rail Jam comp to the wild and wacky Dummy Gelunde World Championships to the awesome concert line-up, Snow Daze is the biggest mountain kick-off festival in the U.S.Today through Saturday, live DJs will be spinning at the Vail Mountain base areas, snowball eating contests as well as aprs and after-dark bar parties at a variety of in-town bars. Demo Daze, Vail Snow Dazes annual ski and snowboard demo and expo event will be held Thursday through Saturday at Eagles Nest on Vail Mountain. The Snow Jam will be held Wednesday at the Golden Peak base area on Vail Mountain from 4 to 8 p.m. The Snow Jam entry fee is $20 in advanced and available online at http://www.vailsnowdaze.com or $25 on-site at Golden Peak with all proceeds benefiting Vails non-profit SOS Outreach. And, the legendary Dummy Gelunde World Championships will take place at Golden Peak from 2 to 4 p.m., prior to The Fray concert at Vails Ford Park. Registration for this event has been capped at 25 entry teams. Headliner concerts kick-off Thursday night with Big Head Todd & the Monsters performing live at Dobson Arena in Lionshead Village from 7 to 10 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Leftover Salmon will take center stage at Dobson Arena on Friday from 7 to 10p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Saturdays headliner act, The Fray, with opening guest Meese will debut their new single You Found Me at their first public performance at Vails Ford Park from 6 to 10 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets for all concerts and festival passes for entry to all shows are available online at http://www.vailsnowdaze.com or in the Vail Valley at Bottle & Cork in Edwards and Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail Village. Snow Dazes Colorado musical line-up is fantastic, said James Deighan of Highline Sports. These bands are going to absolutely kill-it here in Vail. Were thrilled to host them.A detailed schedule of events can be found on the Vail Snow Daze Web site at vailsnowdaze.com or by calling Highline Sports & Entertainment at 970-476-6797.
Tuesday11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Blick spins live at Eagle Bahn Gondola, Lionshead3 to 5:30 p.m. Bud Light Apres Party at Los Amigos in VailWednesday11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Psychnaut spins live at Eagle Bahn Gondola, Lionshead4 to 8 p.m. Snow Jam Under the Lights with DJs Bobby Collins and Peter Blick; Rail Jam; Live music; Warren Miller Directors Cut film, Golden Peak Base Area7 p.m. to midnight After-party with DJs Bobby Collins and Psychnaut at Samana Lounge, Vail Village8 to 10 p.m. Bud Light After Party at Vendettas, Vail Village9 p.m. to midnight Jack Daniels Pub Crawl, Tap Room, Red Lion and The George, Vail VillageThursday9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expo Village and Demo Daze, Eagles Nest, Vail11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Snow Patrol look out for Vail Snow Daze giveaways on Vail Mountain and base villagesNoon to 3 p.m. DJ Bobby Collins spins live during the Snowball Eating Contest at Mid-Vail.3 to 5 p.m. Bud Light Apres Party at Bart & Yetis in Lionshead7 to 10 p.m. Big Head Todd & the Monsters with special guest Little Hercules, Dobson Arena10 p.m. to midnight Jack Daniels After-Party, Garfinkels in Lionshead10:30 p.m. to midnight Bud Light After-Party, The Club in Vail Friday9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expo Village and Demo Daze, Eagles Nest11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Blick spins live at Eagles Nest11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Snow Patrol look out for Vail Snow Daze giveaways on Vail Mountain and base villagesNoon to 3 p.m. DJ Psychonaut spins live during the Snowball Eating Contest at Mid-Vail.3 to 5 p.m. Bud Light Pre Party at Red Lion in Vail7 to 10 p.m. Leftover Salmon performs with special guest Bonfire Dub Trio and DJ Logic at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail10 p.m. to midnight Jack Daniels After Party at Garfinkels in Lionshead10:30 p.m. to midnight Bud Light After Party at The George in VailSaturday9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expo Village and Demo Daze, Eagles Nest11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Psychonaut spins live at Eagles Nest11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Snow Patrol look out for Vail Snow Daze giveaways on Vail Mountain and base villagesNoon to 3 p.m. DJ Blick spins live at Mid-Vail deck.1 to 3 p.m. Roxy Fashion Show, Roxy in Vail Villagenoon to 2 p.m. Dummy Gelunde Viewing, Golden Peak2 to 4 p.m. Dummy Gelunde World Championships, Golden Peak6 to 10 p.m. The Fray with special guest Meese and DJ Logic, Ford Park, Vail10 p.m. to midnight Bud Light post party at Ski Bar, Vail VillageSunday3 p.m. Vails All the Love Sweepstakes, live drawing at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in LionsheadFor more information, visit http://www.vailsnowdaze.com.