Vail Ski Resort


Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years.

Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation.

Featuring more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has terrain for every level of skier and rider.

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  • Terrain:
    Expert/Advanced: 53%
    Intermediate: 29%
    Beginner: 18%
  • Overview:
    Vertical Rise: 3,450 ft. / 1,052 m
    Total Skiable Acres: 5,289 acres / 2,141 ha
    Average Annual Snowfall: 353 in. / 897 cm
    Number of Lifts: 31
    Number of Trails: 195
    Longest Run: 4 miles / 6.4 km (Riva Ridge)
  • Other stats:
    Open Date: Nov-18-2016
    Close Date: April-23-2017
    Base Elevation: 8,120 ft. / 2,476 m
    Mid-Mountain Elevation: 10,000 ft. / 3,000 m
    Summit Elevation: 11,570 ft. / 3,528 m

View the entire mountain, including the Front Side, Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin and terrain parks. Then, map your route for the day.

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Vacation Deals

Vail All Access: Maximize your Winter 2016/2017 Savings!

Our most popular lodging & lift offer is back for another season!
Valid: 11/18/2016-04/24/2017
Book By: 04/22/2017

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Vail has more vacation deals and ski packages to choose from: View All

Vail Lodging

Cozy without cars, and with the front-side of Vail Mountain as a backdrop, the pedestrian-friendly streets of the Town of Vail offer everything from luxurious lodging accommodations, elegant shopping and fine dining, to galleries, quick café lattes and everything in between. The mountain is easily accessed from four main villages – Lionshead, Vail Village, Golden Peak and Cascade, meaning that the whole town is practically ski-in, ski-out.

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Ski And Snowboard School

Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolThe renowned Vail Ski & Snowboard School offers an exceptional way to experience the mountain. Whether it’s your first time on snow or you are a seasoned skier looking to improve your skills, time with a Vail professional will take your abilities to the next level. One of the greatest advantages of the Vail Ski and Snowboard School is getting to know Vail with a professional who skis the mountain every day.


Vail's instructors hail from all over the world and speak 22 different languages.

Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolSki and Snowboard Experiences

Want to meet other skiers and riders of the same ability or set your child up with lifelong ski buddies? Group lessons are the way to go. Looking for some individualized attention or to gather a group of friends and family to ski together?

Private Lessons allow you the flexibility to fully customize your mountain experience.

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