Ski or ride and also taste the local best at two Colorado resorts.
The Taste of Crested Butte and Taste of Vail combine great spring skiing and great food and wine tastings.
Taste of Crested Butte
The Taste of Crested Butte comes in two versions — one in early spring (March 23-29) to bid a delicious farewell to the ski season and one three months later (June 14-21) to welcome summer.
The first features several days of lift ticket, lodging and perhas dining values. It peaks with an event with beers, spirits and food from around Colorado at Crafted, the big tasting event on March 29 from 12 noon 2:30 p.m at Ten Peaks (off the Painter Boy Lift). Tickets for this on-mountain brew fest can be purchased in advance online for $30 and on the day in CBMR’s Adventure Center for $35.
Taste of Vail
Now in its third decade, the Taste of Vail (April 2-5) has become the country’s premier ski-season food-plus fest. This huge food and wine festivalis held at several venues throughout North America’s most popular mountain resort. This year, as many as 5,000 people are expected to taste not just the food but the Vail Valley lifestyle, all amid dramatic Colorado mountains.
The Taste of Vail features culinary offerings from the Vail Valley’s world-class restaurants, wines poured personally by winemakers and winery owners from renowned wineries throughout the world, interactive cooking seminars, the 10th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-Off & Apres Ski Tasting, the icnoic Mountaintop Picnic extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain, the Grand Tasting auction and other exciting events — plus the energy and buzz that surrounds such a big event. Click here for a full schedule and links to ticket purchases for the events.