Vail sets the standard that other resorts aspire to. It is consistently voted as one of the world’s greatest ski resorts and boasts its fair share of famous faces amongst its clientele. Although the resort is considered expensive, it maintains a carefree, relaxed atmosphere and reasonable accommodation can still be found.

The resort runs along the base of Vail Mountain and is one and a half miles from east to west. There are two main base areas: Vail Village and Lionshead. Both are pedestrian friendly areas and movement around the resort is easy with the free and regular shuttle buses that run throughout the day. The resort provides a cocktail of luxurious hotels and smart boutiques, coupled with a superb selection of bars that provide a lively après ski scene, excellent restaurants and some of the best nightlife in Colorado. Vail rightly deserves its world-class reputation.

Its vast mountain is the single biggest ski area in North America with an extensive network of fast, modern lifts and an exceptional snow record. It has an endless terrain of huge groomed slopes and several self-service mountain restaurants. The region’s seven renowned back bowls provide some of the best powder available. Beginners and intermediates are able to ski the immaculately groomed pistes and there is still advanced terrain to keep seasoned skiers occupied. There are also a choice of three freestyle parks to suit all levels.

Adventure Ridge – at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola – provides an assortment of on-mountain but non-skiing activities including a tubing hill, a children’s’ snowmobile circuit, snow biking, snow shoeing and an ice rink. Or for something a little less taxing and perhaps more therapeutic there are great shopping opportunities or relaxing spas to enjoy.

Key Facts

  • Base:  2476m/8120ft
  • Summit: 3527m / 11570ft
  • Ski Area: 5289 acres
  • Total Runs: 193
  • Total Lifts: 31
  • Avg Snow fall/yr: 350in / 889cm
  • Couples: 5*
  • Families:4*
  • Apres Ski: 5*
  • Snowboarders:4*
  • Beginner Runs: 18%
  • Inter. Runs: 29%
  • Expert Runs: 53%
  • Parks: 3


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