Zip Adventures Full Speed Ahead Through Fall

There is still plenty of time to get out there and enjoy the waning days of fall in the mountains.  Zip Adventures is open until December 1, 2013, which means that zip lining can, and should be part of your fall family holiday celebrations.

This week we usher in the start of November -a blissfully quiet time to take a breather between the busy fall sports season and the start of the ski season.  Snow decorates the tops of the mountains and parts of the valley floor during this mellow month of the off-season. What can you do in the Vail Valley during fall snows when the mountains are not quite yet ready for skiing?  Zip lining is the perfect option!  Zip Adventures, the original Vail zipline, is the only Vail zipline open through the fall months, and we continue to be busy through our closing day on December 1.  This means not only can you take a zip on Halloween or after fall soccer and football games, but possibly even after a ski day on the mountain at the end of November!  It’s the perfect activity to add to your schedule over the Thanksgiving holiday, especially if snow conditions are not yet prime for skiing.  Thanksgiving is all about making memories and family time, and zip lining is one of the best Colorado holiday activities you can do with your family.

Also this week, Zip Adventures is planning wicked good fun on Halloween!  Dress up as your favorite flying wicked witch or superhero and zip across the beautiful Alkali Canyon painted in falls best colors.  It’s a fun way for kids to show off their flying (costume) colors! 

What are some other ways to round out your visit to the Vail Valley in October and November?  The 44th Annual Ski & Snowboard SWAP swoops into town the weekend of October 25-28, bringing one of the largest selections of new and gently used ski and snowboard gear in Colorado, all under one roof.  This annual fall tradition benefits Ski and Snowboard Club Vail while benefitting your wallet as well; you can find incredible deals and outfit yourself and your family with everything you need for the quickly approaching ski season.  Alpine, telemark and snowboard hard goods as well as accessories and outerwear fill Dobson arena for 4 days of winter season shopping; admission is affordable (FREE for kids), and the knowledgeable staff and vendors guide you to the perfect selection at a perfect price!

In Beaver Creek, the Underground Sound “Love For the Locals” Music Series covers your music craving through the fall with 7 knockout concerts in the cozy and beautiful Vilar Center for the Arts.  Some of the talent gracing the VPAC stage:  folk singer songwriter David Wilcox, Celtic music masters Shamrock City and Nashville-based harmonic virtuosos Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line.  Ticks are an affordable $20-$25 per show, or purchase the 7-concert pass for $100.  For more information visit the VPAC website

This year marks an historic event in Beaver Creek: the first races on the brand new women’s world cup downhill course in Beaver Creek, the future site of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships races in February, 2015.  Cheer on local legends Lindsey Vonn (in her first races back from injury) and teen prodigy Mickaela Shiffrin on their home turf as they zip down one of the most challenging women’s courses in the world November 29-December 1, 2013.  One week later, the men duke it out on the infamous Birds of Prey course December 6-8, 2013.  It’s an unparalleled spectating adventure to watch these incredible athletes carve their place on the world cup circuit right here in our own back yard.  Admission is free for all races - click on the link for a full schedule of 2013 Beaver Creek World Cup events.  Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving and happy Colorado fall adventures from Zip Adventures!