As the days are getting longer, check our list of things to do on and off the mountain whether you are seasoned Vail spring breaker or a first-timer.
On the mountain
There's no better way to celebrate spring on the slopes than a ski picnic. Pack your favorite grillables and head to one of the many sunny decks. There are three decks outfitted with complimentary gas grills open to the public on Vail Mountain. Two of them are on top of the mountain, near Buffalo’s, and both are popular places to hang out on sunny days.
Hawk’s Nest is located by the Blue Sky Basin overlook, just past the top of High Noon Express Lift and the other one is by Henry’s Hut, across Patrol Headquarters, right outside the great warming-up yurt. The place with the best views of course is the grill and seating area next to Belle's Camp in blue Blue Sky, which also is the biggest one.
The apres ski scene
New this year is the Cerveza Patagonia Pop-Up Bar located at the bottom of Golden Peak. The pop-up bar is open March 22-31 for beer purchase. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, enjoy live music around the après seating area as well as product samples, giveaways such as custom heat pressed branded hats, and enjoy a 360 video experience through Patagonia.
Live music will be also available at the base of Gondola One at Express Bar every Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Enjoy some great tunes with Robby Wicks plus drink specials at Express Lift Bar.
Spring sales shopping
Spring time is the best time to get yourself outfitted for the next season.
A lot of retailers around Vail Village and Lionshead are participating in a spring sale event. You can find anything from designer ski jackets to ski and snowboarding equipment to luxurious fur coats offered at very attractive discounts prices. Some of the places advertising deep discounts this season include Gorsuch, Pepi’s Sports, Kids’ Sports and Vail Sports, but it’s safe to assume nearly every store in the village is offering a sale section on the next few weeks.