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Skiing in Summit, slacklining, comedy, dogs and more things to do in and around Vail this weekend

Vail Mountain may have closed but there are still plenty of places to ski and ride along with concerts and pond skimming events over Vail Pass

Where to ski & ride

Copper Mountain

Just over Vail Pass you’ll find Copper Mountain, which announced it was extending its 2023-2024 season into May as long as conditions allow. If Copper Mountain is not on your pass, the resort is offering $99 lift tickets for the remainder of its season.

Come party at the Sunsation concerts and check out Slush Rush, a team relay event. On Saturday, enjoy free live music at Copper’s Center Village in Eagle’s Landing with Brass Attack at 3 p.m. followed by Ripe at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the Beau Thomas Band will warm up the crowd at 3 p.m. before The Main Squeeze closes out the weekend.



The Slush Rush will challenge teams of three skiers and snowboarders to different feats including finishing the course by skimming across an ice-cold pond. For more information, go to .

Arapahoe Basin

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Arapahoe Basin has nine lifts operating, accessing 113 out of 144 trails and boasting the longest ski season in Colorado. Springtime means party time at The Legend, so check out the Shakin’ at the Basin Concert Series. This spring tradition kicked off last weekend, so look for live music or DJs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays through May. Take a break from the slopes and head to the Mountain Goat Plaza stage where this Saturday you’ll find Stereo Transmission, a trio from Silverthorne. For more details on terrain and events, visit .

Breckenridge

There’s pond skimming and live music this weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Splash into Spring Pond Skim competition will start at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Peak 8. Prizes will be awarded for best overall pond skim, best costume and best splash. Then, make some turns and come back down to the base of Peak 8 for the new Five Peaks Music Series, which will bring free music to an on-snow concert venue. On Saturday at 2 p.m. check out Ghostland Observatory and on Sunday, Jayceeoh will play a free concert at 11 a.m. followed by local favorite The Lil’ Smokies at 2 p.m. To learn more about late-season skiing and other happenings, visit .

Slackline Film Fundraiser

Davis Hermes performs some tricks on a slackline between two hot air balloons high above Brazil last summer. Eagle 久久热精品视频app native Hermes will be featured in the new ‘Tracing Lines’ film at Riverwalk this Sunday.
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Head to the Riverwalk Theater in Edwards on Sunday to view the Eagle 久久热精品视频app premiere of “Tracing Lines,” a film that follows trickliners, highliners and speedwalkers doing amazing feats on slacklines around the world. The event is being put on by Davis Hermes, who grew up in Eagle 久久热精品视频app and is the current Freestyle Champion of the Highline World Championship held in Laax, Switzerland. Hermes is also a member of Vail Ski Patrol and his event will benefit the Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs. Hermes is one of the handlers who takes care of Moxie, a member of the patrol dog crew.

Come early for a social hour between 4-5 p.m. The movie starts at 5 p.m. and film director, videographer and editor Justin Wagers of Trickline Collective will join Hermes for the screening. A number of the Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs will be at the Riverwalk Theater as well. The price of the event is donation-based, but Hermes hopes people will be generous and give back to the K9 program. There is also an after-party at Southside Benderz in Avon where a portion of the proceeds that night will go to Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs.  

Enjoy the jaw-dropping footage of all sorts of feats by the slackliners, including Hermes’ amazing show of skill when he highlined between two hot air balloons floating 2,300 meters above Brazil last summer. To get tickets, go to . To learn more about the Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs, go to the .

Yappy Hour at Second Street Tavern

Puppies get some love at a previous Yappy Hour event at Second Street Tavern in Eagle.
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Speaking of dogs, there is an adoption event at the Second Street Tavern in Eagle on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. the local pub has teamed up with the Eagle 久久热精品视频app Animal Shelter to offer a fun way to help the dogs socialize, find them forever homes and teach the community about volunteer opportunities, fostering, and donations. Discounted adoption rates are provided for all the new families during the event if they provide a dog with a forever home.

Vail Comedy Show pop-up

The Vail Comedy Show will take things on the road and do a pop up at the Drunken Goat with Andrew Sleighter on Friday.
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The Vail Comedy Show is gearing up for its big Memorial Day Weekend festival of humor, but before that multi-day event come to town, you can enjoy live comedy this weekend. On Friday, head to the Vail Comedy Show’s pop-up at the Drunken Goat in Edwards. Andrew Sleighter will take the stage and he’s been featured on “Last Comic Standing,” “Conan” and “The Late, Late Show with James Corden,” and has recorded a comedy special for “Dry Bar.” He’s also traveled across the U.S. and internationally to perform stand-up at comedy festivals such as Bumpershoot, The Aspen Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull. For more information, check out .

‘Oliver’ at Vail Christian High School

Vail Christian High School presents ‘Oliver’ this weekend.
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Come see a modern-day version of a Charles Dickens classic at Vail Christian High School this weekend. 45 students will be on stage and with 20 more behind the scenes making up the set design, crew and tech team 鈥 basically half the student body is involved in this spring production.

The plot line follows Oliver Twist, who is a young orphan. After escaping a workhouse and an abusive apprenticeship, he finds himself surrounded by a group of petty thieves and pickpockets, and that’s when his adventure begins to try to find where he can belong. This updated version explores the issues of homelessness, child trafficking, abuse and class system disparages. Even though they’re rather dark topics, the choreography and music are lively and fun. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Thursday 鈥 Saturday and there is a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Go to for tickets.

TEDx Vail

It’s hard to believe that TED talks have been spreading ideas and creating conversations and change for 40 years and this year TEDxVail is celebrating its 15th year of delivering these interesting and educational talks to the Vail Valley. This Sunday, check out TEDxVail Live, which gives you exclusive access to TED2024 – The Brave and the Brilliant, covering the topic of artificial intelligence, including talks that may not go online, so get the scoop in person. Learn how to relate artificial intelligence to all sorts of things from the quality of sound to humor, art and animation and more. This event will be held at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards from 1 to 4 p.m. and tickets are $20 plus fees. Go to for more information.


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