Nothing like a powder day Friday to kick off the weekend, right? With 11 inches of snow on the mountain, things are looking better than promising, they're looking GREAT!
In two weeks, Vail will transform into what we like to call the RADDEST event of the season - the Winter Teva Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer.
If you're anything like me, you're looking at the schedule and saying, Hey, the slalom bike race down a snow-packed mountain is cool and all, as well as seeing Tele skiers attempt jumps the size of the Empire State Building (I exaggerate), but what can I actually do at this event?
Eddie Bauer Boot Run at 4:30pm, where you will hurdle hay bails, ice, and tires. Costumes are encouraged, in fact if we could enforce them we would. Carry on with your snowshoes (and your dog) and head to the 5k or 10k x-country snowshoe race with a headlamp, because this baby is taking place at TWILIGHT! You'll finish in Golden Peak just in time to watch those tele and bike pros huck their meat best trick style.
Wake up Sunday and get your cardio fix on slaying some pow. See if you can ski Vail's 7 Wonders . Most public events have beginner or intermediate divisions which let you test your strength on the same course as the pros!
- A big smile - because you're going to love the Kick Off Party with Eddie Bauer on Saturday at 3pm, featuring 40z of Freedom
- 80's gear - dig out your headbands, sweats, spandex, crimper (I mean who doesn't have one of those?) for the Spazmatics free concert Friday night, and the Teva Totally 80's After Party following at Vendetta's
- White threads - we're not in LA going to JayZ's White Party, but we are in Vail going to Teva's White Out Party following Theophilus London's free concert, also at Vendetta's