Revely Vail, the kick-off of Vail’s welcome to the brilliance of winter, will be presented this season with a mix of stay-in family experiences and small celebrations with the utmost safety in mind. Activities begin Saturday, Nov. 28, with a virtual tree lighting which will be live streamed beginning at 4:50 p.m. to www.facebook.com/discovervailco. Hosted by Tricia Swenson, the tree lighting will feature live music, an appearance by Santa Claus and remarks from Mayor Dave Chapin.
PrimaVail, the all-inclusive, guest service training initiative introduced last season by the Town of Vail in cooperation with Vail Mountain and the Vail Chamber & Business Association (VCBA), is returning for the 2020-2021 winter season in varying formats to comply with public health protocols. The program is offered at no cost to employees, managers and owners of Vail businesses with various sessions taking place throughout the ski and snowboard season to elevate the guest experience and recognize employee contributions. Registration for the first block of PrimaVail sessions, which begin Nov. 19, is taking place now at primavail.com.
The Town of Vail is seeking qualified applicants to fill eight vacancies on two citizen boards. Four openings exist on the Commission on Special Events (CSE); all are two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and ending Dec. 31, 2022. There are four vacancies on the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council (VLMDAC); all are two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Applications for the CSE are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 20 while the deadline for VLMDAC applications is 5 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Town of Vail is announcing a Gift Card Program to reward hard working employees and boost local Vail business revenue during the shoulder season. The Vail Economic Advisory Council recommended the program as part of economic recovery efforts the town has undertaken to address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the town’s numerous economic recovery efforts have received over $2.7 million of funding.
The Town of Vail is pleased to announce that businesses are now eligible to apply online for the commercial rent relief program. The program was developed by representatives from the Vail Economic Advisory Council with assistance from the Economic Development Department and supported by $1 million from the Vail Town Council The program is designed to help support and sustain local businesses as part of the town’s multiple recovery efforts in response to the public health crisis.