Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Jan. 24-26

Must-dos this weekend? Wining and dining (and skiing) with celebrity chefs at Beaver Creek, and yodeling with Helmut Fricker in Vail!

By Katie Coakley January 22, 2020

The Grigoryan Brothers at the Vilar: Jan 26



Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend

Jan. 23 – 26, various locations, Beaver Creek Mountain and Village

Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend returns with an amazing lineup of “as seen on TV” guest chefs, an intimate performance by St. Paul & the Broken Bones and a wide array of culinary adventures that’ll take you on the mountain and into the kitchens of some of the country’s best chefs. Though some events are already sold out, opportunities remain to sip and sample throughout the weekend.


Village Après: Authentically Alpine

Jan. 24, 3 - 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Village

Enjoy live music while tasting a variety of food and drink in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. (free).


Helmut Fricker

Jan. 24, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Christiania at Vail, Vail Village

The man, the myth, the legend – Helmut Fricker, Vail icon, serves up a family-friendly après-ski celebration full of Bavarian spirit and charm on alpine horn and accordion every Friday through April 17.


Art of Seafood & Sushi Dinner with guest chef Tyson Cole

Jan. 24, 6 -10 p.m., Hooked, Beaver Creek Village

A new event, Art of Seafood & Sushi features an exciting menu presented by Hooked owner and Executive Chef Riley Romanin and guest chef Tyson Cole of Denver’s award-winning, contemporary Japanese restaurant, Uchi. Enjoy perfectly paired wine from Reeve Wines and sake to complement this culinary experience. ($200 per person)


Culinary Collaboration Dinner at Splendido with guest chefs Brother Luck and Katsuji Tanabe

Jan. 24, 6 -10 p.m., Splendido at the Chateau, Beaver Creek Village

Join Splendido Executive Chef and Owner Brian Ackerman as he welcomes guest chefs Brother Luck (Fort Collins, CO) and Katsuji Tanabe (Los Angeles) to Splendido at the Chateau. Thoughtfully paired wines from Paul Hobbs will accompany each course of this memorable experience. ($200 per person)




Colorado Cup Snowshoe Races

Jan. 25, noon – 5 p.m., Colorado Mountain College, Leadville

If you can walk, you can snowshoe – but how fast can you go? CMC Leadville hosts the Colorado Cup Snowshoe Races on the campus’s groomed Nordic trails to find out. This race and course will serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Dion USSSA National Snowshoe Championship at the Colorado Cup but there is also a one-mile snowshoe stomp for the little ones, a 5K and a 10K (two loops) for advanced runners. This race also serves as the Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship 5K. (Race fees range from $10 to $30, with all profits going to the CMC cross country running team).


Barolo & Barbaresco: Piemonte’s Vinous Royalty

Jan. 25, 2 - 4 p.m., Crooked Hearth Room at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek

Vail author Suzanne Hoffman joins Piemonte native and oenologist Davide Pasquero for a Barolo and Barbaresco master class. Pasquero will give an in-depth presentation of wines from each of these world-famous denominations while Hoffman tells intriguing stories about the families behind the labels. Don’t miss this chance to explore the noble wines from this popular UNESCO World Heritage region. ($75 per person).


Village Après: Colorado Comfort Food

Jan. 25, 3 - 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Village

Enjoy live music while tasting a variety of food and drink in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. (free).


Synesthesia: Culinary Showcase and Concert with St. Paul & the Broken Bones, hosted by Andrew Zimmern

Jan. 25, Tasting 6 - 8:15 p.m.; Concert 8:30 - 10 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

More than just a grand tasting, Synesthesia blends taste and sound in one incredible event.  Savor outstanding bites and treats from Beaver Creek’s favorite chefs as well as guest chefs Andrew Zimmern, Antonia Lofaso, Tyson Cole and Giorgio Rapicavoli and tastings from wineries and distilleries. Then, moving on to the aural journey, guests are treated an exclusive and intimate concert from St. Paul & the Broken Bones. ($175 per person includes both tasting and concert)




Sunday Brunch

Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CBAR, Beaver Creek Village

Cap off your Beaver Creek culinary weekend with a Sunday Brunch at CBAR in the Beaver Creek Chophouse, located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. A delicious brunch buffet is completed with a Bloody Mary bar, mimosas and tunes from DJ Nevada. ($75 per person)


Vail Veterans Program Winter Family Program

Jan. 26-31, Vail Mountain

Vail Veterans Program transforms the lives of military injured and their families through innovative, on-mountain programs that build confidence and life-long relationships. The Winter Family Program offers severely wounded veterans and their families the opportunity to participate in private, full-day adaptive ski/snowboard instruction with PSIA certified instructors at Vail Mountain, spending time together as a family and bonding with new friends.


Grigoryan Brothers

Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Celebrate Australia Day 2020 with an incredible performance from Australia’s finest guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers. The pair is lauded for their ability to not only perform classical repertoire but also to take the guitar to new, uncharted horizons. Dipping into jazz, folk and contemporary waters, the duo redefines what classical guitar can be, enthralling audiences at arts festivals, jazz and folk festivals and renowned concert halls the world over. ($58 adults, $10 students)



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