What to Do in Vail and Beaver Creek


The Arts


Vail/Beaver Creek


Gorsuch Ltd, 263 E. Gore Creek Drive: This is my favorite store which has branches in Keystone, Beaver Creek and Aspen. It carries clothes, ski wear, and has great home accessories. The Gorsuch lifestyle is inspired by two of the most beautiful vistas in the world – the Alps, where they find so much inspiration, and the Rockies. So you really have to like a Tyrolean feel particularly in the home furnishings area.

In addition to the skiing, snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, biking, golf, jeep tours, tennis, ice skating, and kayaking there are great cultural activities. In the summer there is the Vail International Dance Festival, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival where the New York Philharmonic is in residence each summer. There are other great orchestras, artists and conductors throughout the summer. Then there is the Vail Jazz Festival with three performance series.  You can also try out the Taste of Vail if you are a foodie.

There is also the Vail Symposium which is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and history of Vail since 1971. Their mission is to provide educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable. There is also the Vail Farmers Market and Art Show from mid-June through mid-September. If you love film, check out the Vail Film Festival in the Spring.

Check out the full schedule at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek for concerts, musical theater, dance and other performances. There is also a Summer Rodeo every Thursday evening. In June there is the Vail Arts Festival.

Also a short drive, in Edwards, is the Slifer Design store which has wonderful home furnishings and accessories. The address is Riverwalk at Edwards, 216 Main Street C-100. If you are in a shopping mood, stop in Silverthorne at the good Outlet Mall on the way to Vail. In Evergreen, right off of I-70 at 114 Homestead Rd, is Ski Country Antiques. They have a huge selection of antiques and pieces of vintage ski memorabilia and posters. I visited it several times and purchased some great items when redoing our Keystone property.