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comfortable avon, colorado Lodging in the heart of the rocky mountains

Come to the beautiful Vail Valley and surround yourself with the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Feel at home at Christie Lodge, where spacious one- and three-bedroom suites deliver comfortable amenities and a welcoming ambiance every day of the year. In the winter, enjoy world-class snow sports at nearby Vail or Beaver Creek Mountain Resorts, or snowmobiling, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the surrounding White River National Forest. When warm weather arrives, picnic and fish on the shores of pristine alpine lakes, golf on numerous nearby courses or hike, bike and horseback ride the miles of paved and dirt trails that wind through lush meadows and rugged peaks. It's all just outside your front door at The Christie Lodge.
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  • Two world-class resorts, varied terrain and Vail's fabled back bowls let everyone have the time of their life in the Rocky Mountains. Play for days and never see the same run twice.
  • Head off the beaten track and explore the Rocky Mountain back country with a guided snowmobile tour. Discover places unreachable any other way.
  • Explore the serene beauty of the White River National Forest with no distractions other than the sound of snow crunching beneath cross-country skis or snowshoes. 
  • Lace up your skates and get ready to show off your moves surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. Ice skating is a family activity that is fun for all ages.
  • The Christie Lodge offers opportunities for learning year-round, with winter programs and kids Vail activities that enlighten guests on our environment.
  • Tee off on spectacular mountain courses, designed by the top names in the game. Play through stunning Vail Valley landscapes that challenge players of all skill levels.
  • Miles of paved and dirt trails wind through wildflower meadows and the rugged slopes of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Explore nature by bike or foot and discover a whole new world.
  • Saddle up and head out for amazing adventures exploring the natural beauty of the Vail Valley. Suitable for all ages, a guided trail ride is an unforgettable experience.
  • A pristine alpine lake beckons you for standup paddleboarding, fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming. Enjoy family picnics along the grassy shores of this sparkling jewel.
  • Head out into the wild back country and explore the rugged side of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy exciting ATV and jeep adventures that take you to extraordinary places deep in the valley.
  • Guests can explore summer educational opportunities and fun learning experiences at Walking Mountain Science Center, located on the north side of Avon.
  • Haute Route is a bike event starting in Boulder, looping at Avon and ending in Colorado Springs.  

  • Free to spectators.  Event held in the Upper and Lower Fields in Nottingham Park

  • Again in 2017, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has teamed up with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. This truly unique experience will bring the Vail Bluegrass bands to the Gardens in an intimate, unplugged setting. The show is held on the Education Center Rooftop Terrace. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in North America providing free access to an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. Located on a little over three acres in Vail's Ford Park, the Alpine Gardens is open to the public from dawn until dusk throughout the year. This July the Gardens debuts the Education Center and Alpine House. The building will house interactive exhibits for visitors to better understand our alpine environment, a cold greenhouse to grow and display alpine plants throughout the year, and work stations for the Gardens conservation and environmental science, and ornamental horticulture programs. Bluegrass Generals - June 28 Chatham County Line - July 5 Donna the Buffalo - July 12 The Lil Smokies - July 19
  • The 31st annual "Salute to the USA" in Harry A. Nottingham Park is happening on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

    You are invited to take part in the family friendly festivities going on throughout the park including face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and more!  Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites like fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, mini-donuts, and roasted ears of corn.  Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado!  10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound.  Make Salute to the USA your a tradition in your family!

  • Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers @ Vilar Performing Arts Center
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