10th Mountain Legacy Parade

10th Mountain Legacy Parade


December 29, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Presented by Town of Vail and Colorado Snowsports Museum, these parades commemorate the founders of Vail Mountain. Watch the parade from the bottom of Gondola One while enjoying take-out hot chocolate.

Guests are invited to watch skiers dressed in traditional 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms perform a Torchlight Ski Down to the base of Gondola One, followed by a parade of military veterans, also in traditional uniform, marching from Gondola One down Bridge Street, across the Covered Bridge and finishing at the 10th Mountain statue.

The side of Vail Mountain will be illuminated with the 10th Mountain Division logo, and the celebration will feature a film on the history and legacy of Vail projected at the base of Gondola One and animated with fireworks. Vail’s Colorado Snowsports Museum will stay open after the parade for guests to visit and learn about Colorado’s ski history through the new 10th Mountain Division exhibit– the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.