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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals headline this yearís Spring Back to Vail event series, which also boasts Govít Mule, Kottonmouth Kings, and the ever-popular Pond Skimming Championships.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals headline this yearís Spring Back to Vail event series, which also boasts Govít Mule, Kottonmouth Kings, and the ever-popular Pond Skimming Championships.
Spring Back to Vail brings Ben Harper, Gov't Mule, endless parties to final weeks of season
By Tom Boyd

April 7, 2008 — Editor's Note: Navigate to the end of this story to view the Spring Back to Vail complete schedule of events


End-of-the-season parties are as much a part of spring skiing as corn snow and sunscreen. In early days, the on-mountain parties were impromptu, grassroots style, and only locals and hard-core skiers would stick around for these sunny, lazy, April days.


Things have changed. The event that started as Revolution Spring, with a $5,000 budget and a fledgling company called Red Bull, has now morphed into Spring Back to Vail - currently budgeted for $750,000 and sponsored by companies such as Pepsi, Coors Light, Burton Snowboards, Volvo and Bacardi, to name a few. Former acts brought to town include Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Counting Crows.

This year features Govít Mule and Ben Harper, plus Kottonmouth Kings, the Pond Skimming Championship, and too many bar parties and smaller concerts to count (see schedule in break-out box).


What used to be a time to relax and let the season wind down has become a time to crank up the volume and go out with a bang.


The same is true for the beginning of the season. Vail used to open with a ďramp-upĒ approach, attracting more and more skiers as the calendar approached Christmas.


Now the season opens with World Cup skiing and Snow Daze, a concert and event series which brings in similar big-name acts, and has a similar operating budget.


Increased budgets indicate that Vail Resorts officials see that the program is an effective way to bring people to town. Other ski areas seem to have noticed. Breckenridge hosts the Spring Massive each year, Copper Mountain offers the Sunsation concert series, and Whistler/Blackcomb offers the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival.


The event also comes hand-in-hand with a lodging deal (for more on that, click here).


See a video preview of Spring Back to Vail by clicking here.


Schedule of Events


Monday, April 7

All Day: DJ Peter Blick at Vista Bahn

3-5:00 p.m. Bacardi/Cazadores Party at Los Amigos

8-10:00 p.m. Coors Light Party The Club

9-11:00 p.m. Bacardi Party Red Lion

10-12:00am Coors Light Party Ski Bar


Wednesday, April 9

All Day: Spring Demo Days & Expo Village with DJ Weezle Golden Peak†

3:00-5:00 p.m. Coors Light Party at The George

3-6:00 p.m. Bacardi Party at Red Lion

6-10:00 p.m. Bacardi Pub Crawl at Vail Village

10 p.m. Vail P.M. & Bacardi Party with Pretty Lights at Samana


Thursday, April 10

12:00-2:00 p.m. DJ on the Deck at Mid-Vail

All Day: Spring Demo Days & Expo Village with DJ Psychonaut at Golden Peak†

9-3:00 p.m. Malay Day at Golden Peak†

3-5:00 p.m. Bacardi/Cazadores Party at Tap Room

7-10:00 p.m. Gov't Mule Live in Concert with Little Hercules at Dobson Arena

10 p.m. Little Hercules at Samana with Bacardi

10:00 p.m. Coors Light Party at Garfinkels


Friday, April 11

12:00-2:00 p.m. DJ on the Deck at Mid-Vail

All Day: Spring Demo Days & Expo Village with DJ Psychonaut at Golden Peak†

3-5:00 p.m. Bacardi/Cazadores Party at Los Amigos

7:00-10:00 p.m. Kottonmouth Kings Live in Concert at Dobson Arena

10:00 p.m. DJ's Wolf and Lamb at Samana with Bacardi


Saturday, April 12

12:00-2:00 p.m. DJ on the Deck at Mid-Vail

All Day: Spring Demo Days & Expo Village with DJ Psychonaut at Golden Peak†

2:00-4:00 p.m. Bacardi World Pond Skimming Championships at Golden Peak

4:00-10:00 p.m. Warren Miller Movie Screening at Ford Park

Saturday evening: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Live in Concert with Bedouin Sound Clash at Ford Park

10 p.m. Official Post Party with Coors Light & Bacardi at The George


Sunday, April 13

All Day: Ski & Ride Vail Mountain for closing day!

 

 

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