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Vail Legacy Days Feb. 25-26

Feb. 25 & 26 during the 10th Mountain Division Descendants Ski-In

Vail Legacy Days and parades honor the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division, held in Vail, Colorado. This weekend celebrating the history of the 10th Mountain Division includes a parade, history displays, presentations and more as part of the weekend experience. Everyone is invited to participate.

Vail Legacy Days coincides with the 10th Mountain Division Association Ski-in, with stops at Copper Mountain, Ski Cooper, Breckenridge and Vail with events on and off the slopes of Vail Mountain and the Colorado Snowsports Museum. The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Riva Ridge that took place the night of Feb. 18-19, 1945. Members of the 86th Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division conducted a surprise attack on the Germans and were able to break through the Nazi Gothic Line, which became a turning point during the war.

Saturday, Feb. 25 at Vail

–11 AM ski down with ski troopers. At Legacy Hut near Mountain Top Express (No. 4) and Northwoods Express (No. 11), Col. Matthew Braman, Deputy Commander of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum will speak. Then follow current active-duty members of the 10th down Riva Ridge in the annual ski down that goes down Vail’s longest run (4 miles).

–3 PM ski troopers race. Six teams of the 10th Mountain Division will compete in skills and strength tests on Pepi’s trail.

Sunday, Feb. 26 at Vail

–11 AM Black Hawk helicopter landing at top of Avanti Express (No. 2).

–4 PM military historian Flint Whitlock presentation at Colorado Snowsports Museum. A suggested $5 donation to the Colorado Snowsports Museum is appreciated. For more information, go to

–6 PM torchlight ski down and 10th Mountain parade in Vail Village starting at the base of Gondola One (No. 1), proceeding down Bridge Street to the 10th Mountain Division statue near the Covered Bridge.

Monday, Feb. 27 at Vail

–10th Mountain soldiers will ski at Vail 

Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Vail

–10th Mountain soldiers will ski at Vail 

The event is finished.


Feb 25 - 26 2023


All Day

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  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: Feb 25 - 26 2023
  • Time: All Day