Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Feb. 21-24

Must-do’s through Monday: The Talons Challenge at Beaver Creek, Burton US Open on Golden Peak, Climbing State Champs in Eagle, and Dine Out For A Cause (Vail Mountain Rescue Group) in West Vail

By Katie Coakley February 18, 2020

Burton US Open: Feb 24-29


Community Ski and Ride Day

Feb. 21, 10 a.m., Vail Mountain

There’s no better opportunity for a captive audience than on a chairlift. Join local leaders, including the Eagle County Commissioners and officials from the Town of Vail, at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village for some runs, casual conversations and idea sharing. Intermediate ability level is advised; bring your own gear and lift


Bonfire Block Party Lineup Release Shindig 2020

Feb. 21, 4-10 p.m., Bonfire Brewing, Eagle

The Bonfire Block Party is one of the most anticipated events of the summer—it’s now so big that there’s a party to celebrate the lineup for the party. Head to the brewery for live music from Broken Revival and you can also purchase tickets to the Block Party (taking place June 12-14, 2020) with no fees and a free beer to boot.


Climbing El Cap with Selah Scheniter

Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m., Eagle Climbing + Fitness, Eagle

This 10-year-old has climbed El Cap. What are you doing with your life? Selah Schneiter shares her experience of climbing The Nose route on El Capitan and the life lessons learned along her journey.


Sara Evans

Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Sara Evans has had five #1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” But the singer, songwriter, record company entrepreneur, author, lifestyle blogger and consultant isn’t slowing down any time soon. From $78.



Talons Challenge

Feb. 22, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Beaver Creek

Now in its 17th year, the Beaver Creek Talons Challenge presented by Helly Hanson pits skiers against the mountain as they complete 14 black and double black diamond runs totally more than 26,000 vertical feet. Sure, there’s swag involved and several après parties, but the true prize is the bragging rights From $40.


High School Climbing State Championships

Feb. 22, 8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m., Eagle Climbing + Fitness, Eagle

Cheer on more than 200 of Colorado’s strongest young climbers—some of which may one day compete in the GoPro Mountain Games—during the State Championships for the High School American Scholastic Climbing League in Eagle. Junior varsity and male and female varsity will all compete within three waves.


Ski for MS

Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Vail Mountain

SKI for MS brings together participants of all ages, abilities and skill levels for an epic, all-day event that includes on-mountain activities, swag, prizes and a bomber après party. This year, Jonny Moseley is adding a new vertical challenge: Ski 1,200,000 vertical feet and raise $75,000 for families living with MS.



The King’s Singers

Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

For more than 50 years, the Kings Singers have entertained audiences with their musical diversity, covering songs traditionally untouched by choral ensembles. Eschewing instrumental accompaniment, the two countertenors, tenor, two baritones and bass voices create a lush and varied tapestry of sound. The group radiates joy throughout their performance, leaving audiences humming and singing themselves long after the group has left the stage. From $48.



Burton US Open

Feb. 24 – 29, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Vail Mountain and Village

The longest-running event in competitive snowboarding and the premier event of the snowboarding season, the Burton U.S. Open kicks off with slopestyle and halfpipe rider training on Monday, Feb. 24. This year’s event will also include special moments to celebrate the memory of the Open's founder, Jake Burton.


Dine Out for a Cause

Feb. 24, 5:30 – 10 a.m., Gessner at Grand Hyatt Vail, Vail

Enjoy a great meal, contribute to a local nonprofit—it’s a win/win. Grand Hyatt Vail kicks off its new Dine Out for a Cause series on Monday, Feb. 24 to benefit Vail Mountain Rescue Group. The hotel will donate 10% of revenues at Gessner that night to the county's self-financed, all-volunteer mountain rescue team, which comes to the aid of backcountry users in an emergency, free of charge. Reservations are encouraged: 970-479-1538,


Wind, Solar, Nuclear and Beyond: Powering the Future

Feb. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., The Sebastian Vail, Vail

The clarion call for the transition to 100% renewable energy has been issued. More than 100 cities across America have pledged to make that transition; large companies have also pledged to go green. But does the technology exist to make this a reality? Join a panel discussion of four experts as they address the environmental drivers and the practical aspects of the transition from fossil fuels to alternatives both renewable and nuclear. From $25 in advance, $35 at the door.

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