Events

Kick Off the Summer at Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver Creek

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at this BBQ festival in Beaver Creek.

Planning to spend the upcoming holiday in the mountains? Celebrate the three-day, patriotic weekend the best way possible – with great music, food, and refreshing beer selections. The Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival this Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver Creek will not disappoint!

Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver CreekBlues, Brews and
BBQ Festival

May 28th – 29th, 2016
Beaver Creek

As Memorial Day Weekend events in Colorado go, this festival is one to look forward to. During the weekend, top barbecue chefs join local chefs to serve up delectable barbecue accompanied by thirst-quenching craft brews.

What You Need to Know about the Festival

The event offers visitors free admission to the Beaver Creek Plaza. There will be a variety of musical performances and loads of wings, ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. As part of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival, the Colorado Microbrew Festival will take place on Saturday, where you can sample over 80 delicious concoctions from over 30 local breweries. The Sunday events feature amateur pit masters going head-to-head in the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ challenge.

The weekend is fun for the whole family. There will be a Kid’s Fun Zone that will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, where kids can take part in free arts and crafts and activities. There will be a few paid activity vendors, such as Tumble Bubbles and Ride No Bull.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, book your stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. After a fun day of beer, barbecue, and blues, come and relax in a well-appointed guest room and take in the amazing views of Vail Valley. We look forward to hosting you.


Celebrate the Red, White, & Blue at Vail America Days!

Don’t miss the signature 4th of July event in Vail this year.

July 4th is a massive celebration across America, but the 4th of July in Vail is a particularly anticipated and enjoyed holiday. Celebrate the patriotic holiday this year by attending Vail America Days!

Vail America DaysVail America Days
July 4th, 2016
Vail, Colorado

You Won’t Want to Miss the 4th of July in Vail

Every year, Independence Day is celebrated in style in Vail. It’s a day full of incredible fireworks and the popular town parade. This year’s theme has appropriately been appointed the “Spirit of America”.

The day is an exciting summer celebration of our country. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Golden Peak and makes its way through the villages before ending in Lionshead. The parade is one of the most popular events in Vail on Independence Day.

If you’re looking to see 4th of July fireworks in Colorado, be sure to stick around after the parade. The fireworks take place at Golden Peak at dusk and will be set off to an impactful musical soundtrack. It’s fun for the entire family.

Be Sure to Book Accommodations Soon

Vail is the perfect year-round vacation destination, offering a variety of cultural activities right in the heart of the Rockies. Independence Day in Vail is one of the busiest times of the year, so lodging for Independence Day books up fast. If you’re looking for a hotel for the 4th of July near Vail, be sure to book your accommodations at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera before it’s too late.

Come and explore our quaint mountain town, celebrate the 4th of July with us, and enjoy comfortable accommodations and a range of convenient amenities. During your downtime, play a round of golf, book a treatment at our spa, or simply unwind in our outdoor pool and jetted hot tubs. We offer full concierge services and a range of other amenities to help make your holiday weekend special.

We look forward to celebrating Independence Day with you!


Get Ready for Spring Back to Vail!

Spring Back to Vail

Kick off the spring season in Vail with skiing and exciting events.

It may be nearing the end of the winter ski season in Vail, but that means Spring is on its way and there’s an event you won’t want to miss. It’s a tradition in Vail to welcome the climate change with a series of events called Spring Back to Vail!

Spring Back to Vail
April 8th – 10th, 2016
Various locations in Vail

Spring in Vail is just as exciting as winter time. The Rockies are getting ready for warmer temperatures, awesome skiing conditions and plenty of mountain deck grill parties. The annual spring event returns to the area for the thirteenth year and promises to be better than ever. There will be events held throughout the weekend that promise to create a memorable and fun experience for visitors to Vail. The jam-packed weekend will include plenty of live music, the World Pond Skimming Championships, a sponsor Expo Village, après parties, plenty of giveaways, and loads more. The schedule includes:

  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, April 8 at Solaris Plaza
  • World Pond Skimming Championships, April 10 at Golden Peak from 3pm

Several more events will be added to the Spring Back to Vail schedule as the event draws closer.

If you’re heading over for the fun, book your stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We overlook the gorgeous Sawatch Range and Vail Valley, and pride ourselves on offering impeccable service and luxury accommodation. You’ll find us 10 miles from Beaver Creek and just 15 miles from all the action in Vail. Come and enjoy top-notch dining, a full-service spa, and both outdoor and indoor pools and hot tubs. We offer guests a wide range of activities throughout 8,000 acres so there’s always something to do, no matter what time of year it is.

Head to Vail to celebrate the beginning of Spring and the festivities on offer at this event. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera – The Perfect Place for a Colorado Corporate Retreat

Treat your team to incredible events and golfing at our top rated lodge in the Vail Valley.

If you’re looking for the perfect Colorado corporate retreat, look no further! Our corporate event space near Vail is a fantastic setting for your next corporate event or meeting; be it a brainstorming session, formal event or team-building retreat.

Our Meeting Space Near Vail Is Great for the Smallest Meeting or a Bigger Event

Colorado Corporate Retreat

We offer flexible meeting space near Vail, no matter how big or how small your group is. Our venues include:

  • Summit Ballroom for up to 100 guests
  • Alpenglow Room that can seat up to 40 guests with theater style set up
  • Alpenglow Lawn for tented events of up to 200 people banquet style
  • Flex Room for up to 10 people
  • The Mirador restaurant for up to 120 guests
  • Wine Room for up to 12 people
  • The Grouse on the Green that can seat 50 for a banquet or 70 for a cocktail reception
  • Pool Patio for up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception

It Doesn’t Have to Be All About Business

In addition to our event spaces, our lodge offers some of the best golf courses in Colorado, where you can unwind and bond with your colleagues away from the meeting tables. Our lodge offers transportation to and from Cordillera golf courses so you can seal the deal on the course. Our property features signature courses by some of the top course designers in the world. The Valley Course by Tom Fazio opens on April 17th and on May 22nd, The Mountain Course by Hale Irwin opens, which features some unique challenges, as it follows the natural mountain terrain. On June 5th, The Summit Course by Jack Nicklaus opens, which offers breathtaking views of the Rockies. For those looking for a less lengthy golf experience, The Short Course by Dave Pelz features a nine-hole short game course.

Book Your Next Event with Us

Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner, small meeting or large corporate affair, book your event at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. With world class golf courses, top-rated corporate facilities, and a wide array of other amenities to enjoy, there’s no doubt that you’ll leave our lounge feeling rejuvenated and motivated.

 


Vilar Performing Arts Center Has so Much to Offer

Vilar Performing Arts Center

You’ll find top entertainment acts at this performing arts center in Beaver Creek.

If you’re visiting Beaver Creek, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Beaver Creek Plaza. The VPAC is a complete production center with 535 seats for touring Broadway performances, dance companies, and full orchestras.

Every year, the VPAC brings an exciting lineup of events to those looking to take a break from the outdoors and enjoy the arts. Whether you’re interested in a night full of laughter at a comedy show, a family fun day with your little ones’ favorite characters up on stage, or taking in concerts at Beaver Creek, you’re sure to enjoy a great performance.

Get Ready for Upcoming Concerts in Beaver Creek

There is always a full entertainment schedule at the performing arts center. Performances soon to feature at VPAC include:

  • WinterWonderGrass Kickoff Concert, February 18th
  • Heather McDonald, February 20th
  • Aoife O’Donovan, February 21st
  • The Producers, February 24th
  • LeAnn Rimes, February 27th
  • Telluride MountainFilm on Tour, March 1st
  • Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars, March 2nd & 3rd
  • Del McCoury and David Grisman, March 6th
  • A Night with Janis Joplin, March 9th
  • Pilobolus, March 11th
  • The Keller Williams KWahtro, March 12th
  • Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, March 14th
  • Sing Along with The Mupper Movie, March 16th
  • Clint Black, March 18th
  • Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, March 19th
  • One Night of Queen, March 21st
  • Circo Comedia, March 23rd
  • Frindle, March 25th
  • The Futurist Adam Trent, March 30th & 31st
  • Under the Streetlamp, April 1st
  • Indigo Girls, April 2nd

Book a Stay at the Lodge & Spa

If you’re coming to town for a performance, stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We have two on-site restaurants, a full service spa, an indoor pool, and more to make sure your stay is the ultimate indulgence. We also offer a wide range of activities to enjoy throughout the year. We have several different types and sizes of rooms and all the amenities you could need to make your stay comfortable.

We look forward to welcoming you next time you’re in town!


Find the Perfect Destination Wedding Venue in Colorado

Destination Wedding Venue in Colorado

Learn more about our wonderful venues for Colorado mountain weddings!

If you're searching for scenic wedding venues in Colorado, look no further. You can have the wedding celebration of your dreams right here with ample space for any size gathering and a picture-perfect backdrop wherever you look.

Top wedding trends for 2016 so far include rustic chic décor, soft and natural lighting, and taking destination weddings from beaches to the mountains. The fresh mountain air and stunning scenery make for the perfect wedding, and if these are attributes you’re looking to incorporate into your big day, look no further than The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.  

Wonderful Destination Wedding Venues for Colorado Mountain Weddings

Our hotel has many spaces to choose from when planning your dream Colorado mountain wedding. Check out our versatile indoor and outdoor venues below.

Alpenglow Lawn – Picturesque mountain ranges will surround your guests and provide a magically natural setting for an outdoor ceremony.

Alpenglow Room – Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or luncheon, this 700 square foot room floods with natural light from its adjacent terrace.

The Gazebo – This gem offers 360 degrees of amazing views and comes with planters and Shepard’s hooks that can be used to hold decorations.

Grouse on the Green – For couples looking to celebrate in a more non-traditional way, our Irish Pub is available for rehearsal dinners and receptions..

The Mirador – This European-inspired restaurant has the ambiance of a chic establishment and highlights the gorgeous mountain views with floor to ceiling windows.

Overlook Lawn – The epitome of the mountain wedding venue, the Overlook Lawn surrounds the entire scene with 270 degrees of mountain views.

Pool Patio – A built in bar makes this a great option for an outdoor cocktail hour.

Summit Ballroom – A more traditional setting, our ballroom is a blank canvas for you to decorate and arrange as you see fit. The adjacent patio can be utilized for additional seating.

Wine Room – Perfect for smaller receptions or bridal luncheons, this intimate room lined with fine wines can accommodate up to 12 people.

If you're still unsure about where to get married in Vail, let the staff at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera show you how our lodge can help you plan the perfect wedding day. In addition to our breathtaking and flexible event spaces, our top rated spa, The Spa at Cordillera can help you primp and pamper for your big day. After you celebrate the night away, both you and your guests will rest peacefully in our spacious and welcoming accommodations.  


The 2016 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

You won’t want to miss one of the biggest snowboarding championships in Colorado, happening in Vail.

As snowboarding events in Vail go, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are much anticipated. It’s a time for the world’s best to come together and compete at Golden Peak for the main title in Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Burton US Open Snowboarding ChampionshipsBurton US Open
February 29 – March 5 2016
Vail Mountain

The event originally took place some 34 years ago and is, to date, the longest-running snowboarding competition on the globe. The event draws the top riders from around the world, all competing for the US Open title. Come and witness Olympic-level snowboarding and slopestyle competitions during the day, and by night, visitors can enjoy free live concerts from some top acts.

If you’re coming to town for the event, book your stay with us. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera promises unsurpassed views over Vail Valley and some never-to-be-forgotten experiences.The Vail Gondola Club can be taken advantage of by guests of the lodge for $40 per pair and offers the perfect retreat to warm your feet. The lodge provides a ski valet, equipment storage and beverage services complete with lavish lounge and private decks that overlook Vail Village. Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary ski shuttle service
  • Private locker and guest privileges
  • Luxurious lounge and hearth room
  • Private access facility
  • Boot drying
  • Equipment storage
  • Ski butler
  • Snowboard and ski rental as well as tune services
  • Free Wi-Fi access and member laptop

Whether you are looking for somewhere to unwind after watching the day’s events or somewhere the whole family can hang out together and enjoy winter activities, we offer a myriad of things to do so you can truly embrace the charm and convenience of our lodge.

We look forward to welcoming you during the Burton US Open.


Can You Complete the Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek?

Put your skills to the test at this downhill challenge at Beaver Creek.

The 2016 Talons Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for skiers and riders from all over to test their skill at conquering the park's unique terrain. The event gets the name "Talons" from the collection of runs themselves – Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, and Larkspur Bowl. This is the ultimate playground of Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools.

Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek2016 Talons Challenge
Saturday, February 20th
Beaver Creek, Colorado 

The 13th Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek is the one day this year when the public gets to try their hand at tackling the famous 14-run challenge. The course is sure to keep all athletes on their toes with black diamond and double black diamond runs that drop over 26,000 vertical feet. There are 14 runs in all and anyone who completes them all will be put on the Talons Wall of Fame. Anyone who plans to take on the mountain should bring their A-game because the mountain yields to no one.

The lifts open at 8:30am and participants can take on the mountain at their own pace. After each run, a participant must have it punched off on their credential by a staff member and then get back on the lift for the next run. They'll probably want to be on the slopes all day, but after 12pm athletes may enjoy complimentary food and drink, commemorative gifts, and more fun at the Talons Après Party from 12-4pm.

Ski Beaver Creek During the Day, Stay with Us Overnight

Downhill skiing in Beaver Creek draws thousands of visitors and adventure seekers to the area every year. When you take advantage of everything the mountains have to offer, we invite you to join us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. When you stay at our lodge, you’ll receive access to the Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, which offers a wide array of amenities and a luxurious reprieve should you need a break from the challenge.

We wish you the best of luck!


Test Your Skills on the Slopes at GoPro Race Day and Championship Series!

All ages and skill levels are welcome to compete in this skiing and snowboarding race in Beaver Creek.

Ski season is in full-swing here in Colorado, and if you’re an avid and adventurous skier or snowboarder that’s up for a challenge, an event is coming up that you won’t want to miss. Suit up and compete against fellow athletes in the GoPro Race Day & Championship Series!

Every year, this amateur race series is run by the Beaver Creek Race Department on Bear Trap. On select Mondays in January and February, all ages and skill levels can test their skills in Giant Slalom and Slalom for a chance to win over $60,000 worth of giveaways and raffle items. In addition, the Championship Series will start and end with a bang – two parties on Powder 8.

GoPro Race Day & Championship Series2016 GoPro Race Day & Championship Series
Beaver Creek, Colorado

January 11th: Giant Slalom & Opening Party
January 18th: Giant Slalom
January 25th: Giant Slalom
February 1st: Slalom
February 8th: Giant Slalom
February 15th: Giant Slalom
February 22nd: Giant Slalom Finals & Closing Party

Plan on trying your hand at competing on the slopes? Join us for a stay at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Our gorgeous mountain lodge offers complimentary access to our guests to our Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, located at the base of Strawberry Park Ski Lift. After challenging yourself on the powder, head back to the lodge and reward yourself with a rejuvenating massage at The Spa at Cordillera.


A Warm and Happy New Year from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Our Vail Valley lodge wishes you all the best in the new year.

In just one day, we’ll be ending 2015 and starting a new year. Can you believe it? We’re so grateful for all of the guests that have joined us in the past year and celebrated so many special occasions with us. From our family to yours, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

The Lodge & Spa at CordilleraNew Year’s Eve is an exciting time to be in the Vail Valley, with events taking place for the holiday in Vail and Beaver Creek! Vail’s New Year’s Eve Celebration features the Torchlight Parade at Golden Peak with skiers forming a ski train and illuminating the peak with glow sticks, followed by a fireworks display. Beaver Creek’s Winterfest is in full swing until January 2nd, with activities on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, such as the New Year’s Eve Ski Down, Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade, New Year’s Eve Family Bash, and more.

In 2016, we hope you’ll make a resolution to visit The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Join us this winter for some quality time on the slopes before ski season ends, or visit in the spring and summer and hit the green for a round of golf on our famous courses. Whichever season you choose to visit, your experience at our lodge will be one that’s relaxing, indulgent, and refreshing.

Happy New Year!