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Early Season Winter Events 2021

Early Winter Season comes to life opening Day, November 12, and goes beyond New Years. Here is the line up of fun to be had after a day on the slopes.

Vail Mountain Opening Day: Nov. 12

The ski and snowboard season opens November 12. Don’t miss the first chance for early season turns.

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Revely Vail: Nov. 12 – Dec. 12
Vail’s Welcome to the Brilliance of Winter returns this winter as a celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday season and an official kick-off of the 2021-2022 season at Vail. Revely Vail will include the kick-off celebration to many winter traditions including Vail Après, Silent Disco, Ice Skating Exhibits and a tree lighting celebration with other programing woven in. 

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Magic of Lights: November 19 – January 5

A family-friendly, winter lighting walkthrough experience, offering locals and destination guests alike a memorable, outdoor activity to complement their Vail experience. Set in the Ford Park Lower Bench and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens area, the half-mile walking loop features an array of majestic lighting displays, made from half a million individual low-impact LED lights, creating a winter wonderland and underlining the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

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Vail Snow Days: December 2-5

Kick off the winter season with 4-days of live entertainment including 2-nights of headliner concerts with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Dierks Bentley, a lively festival village and more on and off the mountain!

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Powabunga Music Festival: December 9-12

3 days of music and on mountain activities, an immersive experience just outside of Vail Village in Ford Park with performances by Rufus Du Sol, Bob Moses (club set), Vintage Culture, Channel Tres, N2N, Gavlak, Julia Sandstorm and MORE!

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Vail Holidays: December 12-31

The winter holidays are a magical time of year in Vail, with complimentary outdoor, socially distanced programs and activities for all ages

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Vail Après: Daily at 4pm

After a day of adventure, join in on the second awakening of our quaint alpine villages as bells ring to signify the start of Vail’s après ski.

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