Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Jan. 17-19's curated list of things to do this weekend.

By Katie Coakley January 14, 2020


Cirque Mechanics at the Vilar: Jan. 18



Lines of Sight: A Guided Virtual Reality Experience

Jan. 17-20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

If heli-skiing has been on your bucket list, here’s a chance to experience it—virtually, at least. CMH Heli-Skiing is landing their immersive “heli” at Solaris Plaza. Filmed at CMH Cariboos, this cinematic experience (complete with Oculus headsets) is the first of its kind in both the tech and the ski industries and allows participants to “soar above the glaciers” and “drop into the best runs of your life” without leaving Vail.


Tales of the 10th in Honor of Sandy Treat

Jan. 17, 4 p.m., Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame, Vail

Sit back and hear tales of daring and adventure featuring the famed 10th Mountain Division from acclaimed historians and authors. Museum members can reserve seats by calling 970-476-1876 in advance. Seats will be released five minutes prior to the start of the program. Suggested donation: $5-$10.


Maddy O’Neal with special guest Lucid Vision

Jan. 17, 9:30 p.m., Agave, Avon

Denver-based electronic artist Maddy O’Neal has carved her niche in the electronic game by combining her rock 'n' roll roots and love of old-school hip-hop with influences from the entire music spectrum. Self-taught, Maddy uses her meticulous ear and effortless mixing to deliver an unforgettable show. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.




Shred with a Cop

Jan. 18, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Gondola One, Vail Mountain

Did you know that deputies and officers from Eagle, Avon and Vail like to shred the pow, too? You can join local law enforcement for the day as they patrol Vail Mountain as part of the Unified Uniform Ski Patrol. It’s all the fun of hanging with the cops with no handcuffs required. Meet at 9 a.m. in the Gondola One ski yard. [email protected]


Cirque Mechanics: 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Transforming the idea of “circus,” Cirque Mechanics creates the wonder and magic of the 42FT “Big Top” through gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. The show’s unique interpretation of the traditional one-ring circus blends the lore and mystery of the big top with a modern, automated spin that’s perfect for families or anyone who ever dreamed of running away with the circus. $68 (adults), $48 (kids).


Skyler Lutes Acoustic Tour

Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Ein Prosit, Avon

A favorite at festivals and clubs across the U.S., So-Cal musician Skyler Lutes is perennially on the road, showcasing his expansive sound. Based in reggae, Lutes’ music also incorporates a kaleidoscope of influences from further world music rhythms to splashes of rock melody.




Beaver Creek Skimo and Uphill

Jan. 19, 7 a.m., Arrowhead Village, Edwards

If moving down the mountain quickly isn’t enough, the Beaver Creek Skimo and Uphill might be the race for you. The first in the Vail Recreation District’s winter race series, this event makes participants using snowshoes, skis, splitboards or winter running devices ascend approximately 1,700 vertical feet and just under two miles from the base of Arrowhead Village to the top of Arrow Bahn Express Lift. The Uphill challenge stops there—Skimo participants will then turn around and descend (skis or a snowboard are required to compete in the Skimo competition). Breakfast and awards take place at Broken Arrow restaurant. $35 in advance/$45 day (adults ), $25 in advance/$35 day-of (students).


Tom Papa

Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

For more than 20 years, Tom Papa has made audiences laugh on a variety of mediums including film, TV, books, radio, podcasts and live on stage. He’s featured on the NPR show “Live from Here” in his own regular segment, “Out. In. America. With Tom Papa.” He’s also a recurring panelist on NPR’s #1 rated show, “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” and he recently launched “What A Joke with Papa and Fortune” on Sirius XM. Whether he’s riffing on the latest news or discovering the humor in everyday life, Papa’ll have you in stiches. $48.


Front Country

Jan. 19, 9:30 p.m., Agave, Avon

Experience the “string band pop” sounds of Nashville-based Front Country. Formed in San Francisco, the group now calls Nashville home and is making a name for themselves by creating their own path that infuses pop with Americana, played on traditional instruments for a blend that’s hard to describe but impossible to forget. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Show is 21+.

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