Spring in Vail

Spring Back to Vail 2017

Spring Back to Vail 2017 returns April 14-16th!

Spring Back to Vail 2017 ScheduleWe hear closing day this year is set for April 23rd. Hard to believe another winter has come and gone. Lucky for us, here in Vail we like to give it a proper send-off. People are already gearing up for the World Pond Skimming Championships, where the stakes are pretty high: an Epic Pass and a set of Liberty skis for each male and female winner of this uproarious event. This is serious business with a highly trained panel of judges assessing each contestant on distance, style, creativity and the ever important, water resistance.

Creativity extends to costuming, of course, and we expect no less than sequins, feathers, and all manner of onesie as each contestant hits a snow jump and attempts to make it all the way to the other side of the icy water pooled at Golden Peak and poised for their reception. Live music, the Budweiser Bags Tournament, back by popular demand, and that’s right, a luau at Mid-Vail, punctuate this wild couple of days under Vail’s bluebird skies and in the nest of her snow covered peaks.

La Tour Restaurant PatioWe at La Tour will be holding down the fort, pulling spring marauders in from the cobbles of Meadow Drive for a little happy hour down-time, or maybe a special French meal. Don’t forget to check out the musical group MAGIC! and 123GO! Project, a dream team of musicians from Pearl Jam, Fuel, and the Dave Matthews band who bring a little magic of their own! The free concert marks the midway point of the experience on Saturday evening, starting at 6pm in Ford Park, but we’ll be here keeping the candles lit and the spirits flowing for all of you revelers. Come on into La Tour—no tutu required!

Events Schedule:

FREE LIVE CONCERT Presented by Bud Light
Ford Park, Vail
Saturday, April 15
Venue Opens at 5:30pm, music begins at 6:00pm.

TIKIS AND TUNES LUAU
Sarge’s at Mid-Vail
Saturday, April 15, 12 – 3pm
Pig roast, drink specials, live music, games and giveaways.

BUD LIGHT BAGS TOURNAMENT
Semifinals: Saturday, April 15, 12pm-3pm at Mid-Vail
Finals: Sunday, April 16, 1pm-3pm at Golden Peak
WORLD POND SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Golden Peak
Sunday, April 16, 3pm
1pm: Venue Opens including a BBQ ($3 Bud Light from 12-1pm, $3 burgers all day long) and Spring Back to Vail Expo Village.
3pm: World Pond Skimming Championships Begin

EXPO VILLAGE
Gondola One, Mountain Plaza
Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 15
9am-4pm
Golden Peak
Sunday, April 16
12-4pm