An overview of major construction activity in Vail.
Free curbside collection of discarded Christmas trees will take place in Vail Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Trees must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments, stands and plastic wrapping. Also, trees should be left whole; do not cut trees into sections. Trees should be placed at the side of the road so as not to block the roadway.
Most Town of Vail municipal offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26. A similar closure will occur the following week during the New Year’s holiday with most offices closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 and reopening on Thursday, Jan. 2. Customers of the parking sales office are being reminded to plan ahead and take care of any last minute parking business in advance of the closures.
If you'll be entertaining guests in Vail this holiday season, add the Vail Police Department to your holiday checklist. The department is available to help coordinate on-street parking for overflow guests.
With peak season parking restrictions in place Dec. 20 through Jan. 5 for Blue and Green parking passes, as well as peak rate pricing for Value cards, the Town of Vail offers tips and reminders when it comes to getting to your Vail destination.
Local leaders including the Eagle County Commissioners are inviting skiers and riders to join them for some runs on selected Fridays this season following a series of successful ski outings in years past. The gatherings are intended to facilitate a casual back-and-forth among community members beyond the confines of formal meetings.
With Vail’s newest town-wide tradition well underway this season following the debut of Vail Après on opening day, the 3 p.m. daily bell-ringing will be celebrated in a big way Sunday, Dec. 15 when dignitaries gather in Lionshead to host a special après party for guests and locals as a prelude to the evening’s holiday tree lighting ceremony in Vail Village.
The team focused on marketing and special events for the Town of Vail recently added Liz Gladitsch to its stable of talent. Serving as a marketing specialist, Gladitsch will bridge the town’s economic development efforts to key boards and commissions including the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council and the Vail Economic Advisory Council.