January's last weekend has a full schedule of day and nighttime activities to keep things interesting, with powdery mornings and late night dancing all part of the fun.
Friday, January 27
The Betty Ford Alpine Garden's self-guided snowshoe tours, and Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum's afternoon history walks are always family-friendly, daytime options, but live music awaits down valley.
7 - 10 p.m., Bonfire Brewing, Eagle
Say hello to The Coteries as they stop at Bonfire Brewing on their "Hello, Colorado," tour, which includes 15 venues across the state during the month of January. Based in Fort Collins, they've shared the stage with the likes of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and The Fray, and their set list should pair well with Bonfire's locally made brews.
Saturday, January 28
3 - 10 p.m., Dobson Ice Arena and 7 Hermits Brewing Company, Vail Village and Eagle
Dobson Ice Arena hosts the second annual H.E.R.O (Hockey Enables Reaching Out) Classic, with proceeds from the tournament going to the Eagle County First Responders Fund and local mental health advocates Stand Up Reach Out. Hockey takes the spotlight for the daytime portion of the event, with live music and food on hand for non-athlete attendees. The event's after party will be held at 7 Hermits Brewing Company in Eagle beginning at 8 p.m. for anyone looking to support this charitable cause into the evening hours.
10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Bol, Solaris, Vail Village
Get down late night with Bol's house DJ, STENNOR, as he mixes beats into the wee hours.
9 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail
Head to West Vail to catch local band Evolution rock the house with a set list that mixes classic and contemporary covers with a variety of reggae and Latin-inspired originals. The Ale House's multitude of craft beers on tap is a nice bonus, too.
8 a.m., Vail Pass
If powdery mornings are calling more than late nights, book your spot for Paragon Guides' Backcountry Ski Club, which features weekly meetings aimed at furthering education and experience in the backcountry. This weekend's outing is described as an "intro to alpine touring gear," and comes with a free Dynafit demo.
5:45 - 6:30 p.m., Vail Vitality Center, Vail Village
Get your head set for Monday with local yogi Karen Anderson's community meditation, which focuses on mindfulness, breathing, and features a question and answer session. The Sunday evening class is free for Vail Vitality Center Members, and $10 for anyone looking to drop in.