Vail Mountain Closing Day Celebration (“4 at 4”) – April 23, 2017

Vail’s Closing Day 2015 Mountaintop Celebration & Pond Skimming Event

Another stellar season at Vail. Not the best year for snow, but the endless parade of activities, events and excitement took the Vail Valley to a new height. The 2015 World Skiing Championships put Vail and Beaver Creek on the international map — again. It was the third time Vail/B.C. hosted these races.

April 19, 2015 – Closing Day was chilly and snowy, so costumed characters were bundled up. But it did not subdue the spirit that only Closing Day can bring. Bittersweet fun and celebration as usual.

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Vail’s Closing Day 2014 Mountaintop Celebration

These great people sure know how to party. And when the sun and warmth shows up, they bring out their best.

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Fireworks 1 – Vail & Aspen

Fireworks displays from Vail and Aspen

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Fireworks 2 – Denver & Evergreen

Glendale (Denver), Colorado  &  Evergreen, Colorado

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The Polar Plunge in Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day

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Okay, so it’s 15 degrees. So what. The sun’s out! And somebody cut a hole in the ice. So let’s go swimming.

Evergreen, Colorado.  January 1, 2011.

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Vail Mountain – Closing Day Celebration – April 14, 2013. The Ceremonial End to Vail’s 50th Season. *

* Two days later, the season was extended for the three-day weekend of April 19-21 due to abundant amounts of new snow.

Not sure what kind of party will happen on Sunday 21st, but this would be hard to re-create. There is nothing like Closing Day at Vail:  colorful, noisy, wild and unpredictable. Full of customs, costumes, vittles and bevvies, and plenty of tradition. Sweet and bitter, happy and sad. But always memorable.

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Fireworks 3 – Avon/Beaver Creek, Colorado

“Fire and Ice” Celebration – Avon, Colorado (Feb. 17, 2013)

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Vail Mountain Closing Day 2012 Summit Celebration

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