Ski Resort Life

Octoberfest in the High Country: West


Breckenridge Resort, CO

Sept 24 – 26

(970) 453-6018 (info)

(800)221-1091 (lodging)

Bavaria comes to Breckenridge, as small replicas of Munich beer halls are filled with oompah music, a variety of German beer, food and dancing. The Breckenridge Ski Swap will be held in conjunction with Oktoberfest at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Over 15,000 items will be up for sale to benefit the Breckenridge Ski Club, a non-profit organization.

Lodging specials start at $78 per night based on double occupancy.

Vail Resort, CO
Sept. 17-19
(970) 476-1000 (info)
(800) 525-2257 (lodging)

Celebrate Oktoberfest 1999 in Vail beginning Friday afternoon with the ceremonial tapping of the festival keg. On Saturday and Sunday the fun begins at noon with Roving Entertainers, an Austrian Yodel Quartet and other bands, not to mention plenty of food, beer and Bavarian music. Oktoberfest-4-Kids at Lionshead will feature Taekwondo demonstrations, Seaweed the Sea Monster (an inflatable maze), Eagle County Humane Society Adopt-A-Pet and Kids Care ID.

Lodging specials start at $99 based on a double occupancy.

Whistler Mountain, BC CANADA
Oct. 15 – 16
(604) 932-2394 (info)
(800) 944-7857 (lodging)

Oktoberfest returns to British Columbia. Whistler’s enchanting European style alpine village provides the perfect setting for a family weekend getaway to celebrate this fall event. This year’s celebration of beer and bratwurst takes place in a Munich beerhall setting, with traditional German food, polka dancing to the sounds of Blaskapelle Karntnerland, an authentic 14-piece band from Austria, and of course, plenty of beer. There will also be lots of free family fun at the Root-Beer Garden for kids including face-painting, crafts, and juggling.

Oktoberfest packages start from $181 based on double occupancy and include two nights’ accommodations and a two-day Oktoberfest pass.

We’re are still researching Oktoberfest celebrations, so keep checking back.

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