Getting to the Show
Please note that there are multiple performance venues utilized for the Vail Dance Festival. Please double check the location of each performance before making travel arrangements.
All Vail International Dance Festival performances take place in Vail or Beaver Creek, Colorado. The Vail Valley is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate-70 in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Easy access to Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs to the east and Aspen and Grand Junction to the west make getting here as easy as jumping on the highway.
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Take exit 176 off I-70. Head south toward the ski mountain, into the main Vail roundabout. Exit the roundabout so you are heading east on South Frontage Road. The Vail Parking structure will be a short distance up on the right, where summer parking is free. Alternatively, you can continue on to the Ford Park parking lot, where attendants will collect cash for paid parking.
From the structure, exit to the east. Walk northeast toward the softball fields until you see the paved walkway into the park on your right. Follow that path straight down to the Amphitheater. Golf carts run frequently between the top of the path and the venue prior to and following shows. You can also take the Gore Creek Trail directly to the venue. See maps below.
From Ford Park parking lot, look for the bike path at the southeast end of the tennis courts. Follow this directly downhill to the Amphitheater.
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Take Exit 167 off I-70 at Avon (7 miles west of Vail). Go south straight through Avon’s 3 ’roundabouts’ to Beaver Creek Ski Resort. The Welcome Gate at the main entrance to Beaver Creek will instruct you on parking and provide you with a pass for your vehicle. Follow Village Road 2 miles and turn left, following signage for the Vilar Performing Arts Center, onto Avondale Lane just before Beaver Creek Lodge. Follow Avondale Lane about 3 city blocks, the VPAC will be on the right and the Villa Montane parking structure on the left.