Spring is many people's favorite time to visit the mountains - warm sun, great snow and a ton of festivities on and off the mountain. Here in Vail we especially love the month of March as it turns the town into an event-packed spring break destination. With some new festivals mixed in with the annual favorites this March will not disappoint.
Burton US Open, March 5-10
One of the most reputable snowboarding competitions in the world opens up the spring events Calendar. The 2018 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail Mountain and it brings to town the best in the sport competing to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding. We just watched them in the Olympics throwing down the most incredible runs, now come to Vail and see them in person. The action continues off the snow from Wednesday onwards with an epic sponsor village, nightly concerts in Vail Village, and The US Open of Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink. Visit BurtonUSOpen.com for more information.
Pink Vail, March 24
Known as the world's biggest ski day to conquer cancer, Pink Vail is one of the most anticipated events on Vail's spring calendar. It is an amazing fundraiser that brings thousands of people together all dressed in pink to the Mountain for an unforgettable day of fun. Enjoy all-day live music, deck parties, costume contests, a Celebration Ski Down, kid’s zone, food and prizes. All ages and abilities are welcome and you don’t even have to ski to participate. All the proceeds benefit patients at Shaw Cancer Center through enhancements to patient care and by funding the Spirit of Survival program, providing all patients the opportunity to receive free exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, massages, acupuncture, outdoor adventures and much more.
Sol y Ski March 27-April 7
Vail ignites Semana Santa and Pasqua with two weeks of nonstop events and entertainment throughout the village and on the mountain. The inaugural Sol y Ski festival is a celebration of the strong bound Vail has with its international guests from Mexico. The schedule if filled with fun family activities such as ice skating and s'mores roasting, dinner specials and drink tastings, spa promotions and boutique shopping parties.
Spring Back to Vail, March 31-April 15
Spring Back to Vail is taking place over two weekends, kicking off with a free concert at Solaris on March 31 and ending with the World Pond Skimming Championships on April 15. There is more fun to be had with Music with a View, presented by Verizon and Saturday Music Series at Express Lift Bar, sponsored by Bud Light.
Taste of Vail, April 4-8
The Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues in town and on the ski slopes. During the annual four-day event thousands of people come to Vail to taste the Vail Valley lifestyle. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience the Vail Valley's world-class restaurants, fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from top wineries around the globe, along with interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, apres ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain.