Spring back to Vail – Closing weekend festivities

Springtime at Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, not only brings warmer temperatures, long sunny days and spectacular spring skiing and snowboarding, but it also brings the resort’s annual end-of-season celebration, Spring Back to Vail, April 17-19, 2015. This year’s event will feature the following free live concerts:

Spring Back to Vail concert.  Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts. Used with permission.

Spring Back to Vail concert. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts. Used with permission.

Friday, April 17 – Portugal. The Man
Saturday, April 18 – Trampled by Turtles
Sunday, April 19 – The Greyboy Allstars

All Spring Back to Vail concerts take place at Solaris on East Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road in Vail Village.  The schedule of activities for Spring Back to Vail 2015 also includes the return of the sponsor expo village at the base of Gondola One, April 18, and at the base of Golden Peak, April 19, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail throughout the week.


Of course, closing weekend wouldn’t be complete without the annual World Pond Skimming Championships on Vail’s closing day, Sunday, April 19, 2015.  The closing day tradition of donning costumes and skimming across icy water holds strong as 75 participants will careen themselves off a snow jump in the hopes of coming out on the other side in the 13th annual World Pond Skimming Championships Sunday, April 19. The top male and female in the contest will each be awarded the grand prize of at 2015-2016 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis. The spectacle defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of highly-skilled judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance. The contest gets underway at 3 p.m. and the Golden Peak venue opens at 1:30 p.m. for sponsor expos and giveaways.

Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, Audi, Smith and Town of Vail, and brought to you in part by Helly Hansen, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail and Colorado Mountain Express.