Not long after the start of the 2013-14 ski and snowboard season, Vail Resort cranks up the heat in the village with a week of live entertainment and festivities for everyone.

Vail’s official “winter welcome” includes a live expo and gear demos in the village, loaded with vendors and plenty of swag, official après ski parties, free concerts by big-name bands and after-hours parties in town for the over-21 crowd.

MiM0SA, who gives a soulful take on hip hop beats, will open for rock-reggae band Rebelution on Friday, Dec. 13. Then on Saturday, Dec. 14, lyricist Matisyahu and alt-rock stars Big Head Todd and the Monsters will share the stage for a final night of concerts. Both shows begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park. Admission is free to the public, but a limited number of private reserve tickets are on sale by clicking here.

The full schedule includes:

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Snow Daze Bar Party, Tavern on the Square in Arrabelle: 3-6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12
Bud Light Bar Party, Vendettas: 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13
Expo Village, Mountain Plaza: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Bud Light Apres Party, Red Lion: 4-6 p.m.
Bud Light After-dark Party, The George: 10pm-Midnight

Saturday, Dec. 14
Expo Village, Mountain Plaza: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.      
EpicMix Racing Day, Expo Village and Black Forest Race Course
Bud Light Apres Party, Vendetta's: 4-6 p.m.
Bud Light Afterdark Party, Vail Underground: 10 p.m.-Midnight

Sunday, Dec. 15
Expo Village, Mountain Plaza: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

For more information about Vail Resort’s Snow Daze, visit the site or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).