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Vail Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: February 17-19, 2017

Charitable causes, uphill races, and concerts galore are all on this weekend's to-do list.

By Kirsten Dobroth February 17, 2017

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Presidents' Day Weekend kicks off with PrezFest at Beaver Creek.

Presidents' Day weekend is upon us, which means crowds have descended upon Vail and Beaver Creek, and both resorts have plenty of activities on their schedules for kids and adults looking to make the most of out of their long weekend. In honor of the occasion, today (Feb 17) Beaver Creek  is kicking off PrezFest, a celebratory tribute to America's commanders-in-chief with days of parades, past-president sightings, and pie eating contests for the whole family. If your little one harbors White House ambitions, nominate your kid to be elected Beaver Creek president for a day. Win or lose, we all get an extra day off from school or work, which is cause for celebration, Vail Valley-style.

Friday, February 17

Comedy Night at Vail Brewing Company

8 p.m., Vail Brewing Company, Eagle-Vail

Vail Brewing Company's stand-up comedy night  should be a good laugh for anyone that attends ... if the jokes fall flat, the tap lineup of heady local beers won't disappoint.

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The T&J Band performs at Bonfire Brewing on Friday night.

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T&J Band at Bonfire Brewing

7 - 10 p.m., Bonfire Brewing Taproom, Eagle

World pop finds its rhythm with the acoustic guitar and vocal backing of the T&J Band at Bonfire Brewing's Taproom in Eagle. Of course, Bonfire's flight of beers make for a fun Friday itinerary in their own right.

Saturday, February 18

Ski for MS Fundraiser

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Vail Mountain, Vail Village

It's hard to not feel charitable after reading the lineup for this year's Ski for MS fundraiser: laps on the mountain, a scavenger hunt, amateur ski race, and memorial ski down. The only thing better is that all proceeds benefit the national nonprofit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, which provides support and services to MS patients and their families. An after party with live music, awards, and a raffle will be held at the Sebastian's Ariel Ballroom.

Sunday, February 19

Vail Mountain Winter Uphill Race and Hike

7 a.m., Vail Mountain, Lionshead

Whether you're looking to start your day with a heart-pounding scramble, or vying to race for a top spot in the field, the Vail Mountain Winter Uphill race is a good place to log some serious vertical feet for the day -- 2,300 feet over 2.5 miles to be exact. Register in advance online, or in Lionshead on race day. 

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Vocalosity comes to the Vilar on Sunday evening.

Weston Splitboard Meet-Up

9 a.m., Vail Pass

If you're looking to log some uphill miles outside the hustle and bustle of a race setting on Vail Mountain, meet up with Weston Snowboards on Vail Pass for a day of splitboarding in the White River National Forest. It's important to note that this isn't a guided tour -- the meet-up is aimed at getting fellow splitboarders together who already have the appropriate gear, and required skills, to enjoy a day safely in the backcountry.

Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience

7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

The Vilar hosts Vocalosity, an acapella group that takes its cues from tenth century Gregorian chants to barber shop-style quartet arrangements. The singers cover today's chart-topping hits with their own distinct spin, leaving the whole family humming.

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