On this sunny, spring-like day in February, temperatures are reaching the mid 30’s on the slopes in Vail & Beaver Creek. Thanks to the regular rotation of Winter storms this season, powder is ample and never too hard to find in the 5,000+ acres that Vail has to offer.
In terms of snowfall, this is the fourth-best season to date in Vail since the mountain resort opened in the early 1960s. Paired with the notable hot-list of food, art, music & drink options in the valley, locals and visitors alike are enjoying the unfolding of an epic season both on and off the mountain.
February & March are exciting months in Vail. Lots of family-friendly events await you in the village. Live local music permeates the air at night, making entertainment easy to find. There is an active theater scene as well in the valley, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, Brush Creek Pavilion and other venues host a variety of shows. The Snow Ball Music Festival in early March is also sure to draw a crowd.
Vail Resorts introduced Epic Mix for lift-ticket holders this year. It uses RF transmitter technology to track where you have been on the mountain, which you can then see on your iPhone or the Epic Mix website — awesome! Points are earned each time you hit the slopes, and you are encouraged to compete for bragging rights with your friends.
Spirits are high in the shop as we head into Presidents Day weekend. Employees are spending their free time exploring the terrain of Vail, finding hidden powder tracks in the trees, jumping cliffs, zipping down groomers — fully taking advantage of what the mountain has to offer.
As we move ahead into the rest of the season, all of us at the Ski Butlers Vail shop look forward to exceeding the expectations of our renters as they enjoy the benefits of history-making snow conditions.