Spring Back to Vail
April 12-15, 2012
While virtually the entire rest of the country is busy proving that Punxsutawney Phil was once again full of shit when he and his top hat wearing handlers predicted that we would have an extended winter, the folks in the destination town of Vail, CO are still as rosy cheeked as the rest of us were when waiting in line for that 3-D TV that we now realize was an awful buy in spite of its low price on Black Friday. And this past weekend, they all “sprung back” with four day weekend long event dubbed Spring Back to Vail.
These events are becoming increasingly common in the village that skiers flock to when they want to experience some of the best powder and slopes that the Rockies have to offer. Amongst others, the snowboarder’s mecca boasts such events as with the annual Snow Daze and Teva Summer and Winter Mountain Games.
Just as with these other events, Spring Back was based around sport, but not just any old sport… the World Pond Skimming Championships.
Of course there was also music throughout the days and at the close of each night, the organizers brought in quite a diverse bunch: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Thursday), Thievery Corporation w/ DJ Logic (Friday), JJ Grey & Mofro (Saturday) and Iration (Sunday).
Click on the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the event by Zach Mahone…
(Zach’s photo journey on Facebook)