I’m Dreaming of a White Thanksgiving!
Vail and Beaver Creek are always awe-inspiring destinations any time of the year and especially at Thanksgiving!
Our resorts offer an endless list of things to do on and off the slopes. From gourmet dining to luxurious spas, art galley strolling and shopping, to live entertainment events, both Vail and Beaver Creek are even more alive during the holidays. In addition to turkey and pie, we’ve listed a few things to make your Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving truly special.
Ski and Snowboard
Vail opens for the winter ski season November 17, 2017. Thanksgiving is an especially good time to get on the mountain! During the early season you often have runs all to yourself, tickets prices are lower AND snow is already falling looking like a great early season!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Beaver Creek Resort opens November 22, 2017, just in time for holiday skiing. In addition to offering exquisitely groomed slopes, Beaver Creek hosts an annual cookie competition to determine the “Official Cookie of Beaver Creek”. Indulge and vote for your favorite.
Private In-House Spa Treatments or Yoga
No need to leave the comfort of your private residence to enjoy a private spa treatment. Or bring in a yoga instructor for your whole group to salute the sun together!
Private Chef Prepared Thanksgiving Dinner
We have carefully curated an expert team of Vail’s finest private chefs and caterers, who will gladly prepare a personalized Thanksgiving menu for you and your family to enjoy. No grocery shopping, clean up or stress required!
Black Friday Shopping
Avoid crazy Black Friday crowds at home! Relax and enjoy Vail’s world class shopping with unique boutiques, national retail chains and everything in between. And Yes even Vail and Beaver Creek offer great Black Friday sales! Take advantage of great deals on winter gear and discover unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Doesn’t that sound fun instead of the frantic chore?
Quality time with family
Thanksgiving is the best holiday because all you have to do is show up and appreciate your family. Spending the holiday in Vail means you won’t be tempted by all the distractions of home. Take the family bowling, ice-skating or Adventure Ridge! Get out and run the Eagle Vail Turkey Trot or snowshoe on a beautiful trail. Take a break from chores, emails, and errands to focus on what matters most this holiday.
Many Vail Valley restaurants offer special menus for Thanksgiving. Choose from Thanksgiving menus, buffet dinners, prix fixe options, and more. Look into Terra Bistro, Bully Ranch, Ludwig’s and La Tour to start. Another fun option in Vail is order a whole Thanksgiving Dinner to bring back to your vacation residence. Bol offers a take away deal and the Gourmet Cowboy makes deep fried turkeys!
Rent the Perfect Residence and Invite the Whole Family
866 Bachelor Ridge, Bachelor Gulch
5 Bedrooms Sleeps 12
This extraordinary mountain house is perched slope-side in the exclusive community of Bachelor Gulch. Guests will find expansive views, large and ample gathering areas, and exquisite touches of mountain luxury with its exposed timbers, stone fireplaces, and private outdoor hot tub.
50 Spruce Lane, Edwards
5 Bedrooms Sleeps 10
This stunning estate is located in the beautiful Lake Creek area in Edwards just below the Cordillera. A short drive to Beaver Creek Resort, this property is perfect for those looking for a short-term or long-term rental. A gated drive and being tucked back in the pines along the creek truly bring a majestic feel to this rental home.
Mountain View Residence #306, Vail Village
3 Bedrooms Sleeps 6
During the winter months chair access is only 3 blocks away, and during the summer months guests love being so close to the bike path taking them to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and amphitheater to the East and Vail Village to the West.
41 Trout Pond Lane, Eagle Vail
3 Bedrooms Sleeps 7
41 Trout Pond Lane is nestled in a very quiet neighborhood in Eagle-Vail, just a little over 2 miles from the base parking areas at Beaver Creek, and a little over 8 miles from the parking facilities at Vail. A recent remodel has opened up fabulous views from the living area across Trout Pond and up to Whiskey Hill.