Vail Today: WhoVail takes over Four Seasons Resort in Vail (video)
December 16, 2016
VAIL — Many have heard of Whoville, the fictitious town created by author Dr. Seuss in the story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Now you can experience WhoVail at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail.
Colorful gingerbread tiles as well as whimsical architecture make up this 140-square-foot abode. This house is quite delicious with more than 2,500 gingerbread tiles and 360 pounds of frosting inside and out.
Constructed by the Four Seasons Resort's master carpenter, Frank Bontempo, WhoVail was unveiled to a large crowd of kids, parents and curious onlookers who were checking into the hotel on Dec. 9. The Vail Town Council even proclaimed Dec. 9 as WhoVail Day in honor of this new structure.
To spread the holiday cheer, carols we sung by the Vail Mountain Middle School. Complimentary cider, green eggnog and treats were passed out as viewers got their picture taking with the Grinch, his dog, Max and the elves.
Also present was the Resort's executive pastry chef, Andrew Schweska, who, along with his "elves" hid ten themed cookies in and around WhoVail. Look carefully to find a candy cane, Santa Claus, a snowman, the Grinch, a fish, Dr. Seuss hat, Max the dog, a Christmas tree, gingerbread man and a cow from Flame restaurant.
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The pastry chef had some help from area school children. More than 50 students from Red Sandstone School helped decorate the gingerbread tiles that were placed on the house.
"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!" believed the Grinch. Come visit WhoVail at The Four Seasons Resort this holiday season. All ages are invited to their lobby to view and be mesmerized by this confectionery feat and to enjoy a bit of holiday magic. WhoVail will be on display until early January.