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Like Nothing On Earth

There aren't many resorts that can boast an annual average of 900 centimetres of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine, but that’s part of the magic of Vail. Stand atop Vail Mountain and you’ll be gazing at more than 2,104 hectares of terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning 11 kilometres and the most groomed terrain on the planet.

Overview

Getting Here

Fly directly into the Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE), just 55 kilometres (35 minute drive) away. Transfer via Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami and more. Or, fly into Denver International Airport, a spectacularly scenic 2-hour drive along Interstate 70.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Colorado Mountain Express offers group shuttles and private SUV's, door-to-door. Soak up the scenery through the Rockies while taking advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi.

CAR RENTAL

Hertz, located at both Denver International and Eagle Vail Airport, offers a great selection of vehicles to accommodate a variety of group sizes and specially equipped vehicles for winter driving in Colorado.

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

Whether it's wide open skiing and amazing views in the 7 legendary Back Bowls, feasting at Matsuhisa Vail of the famed Nobu group, or checking out the non-stop action of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, it’s easy to see why Vail’s a favourite holiday destination. Make the most of your time at the most majestic resort on the planet, with everything you need in one place...

Mountain

Vail Statistics

18% Beginner
29% Intermediate
53% Expert
3,527 m Elevation
900 cm Annual Snowfall
195 # Of Trails
Map to surrounding attractions

Don't Forget...


One of the world’s most celebrated resorts is within 2 hours of Denver International Airport (DEN), 40 minutes from Vail Eagle Airport (EGE), and within a 15 - 45 minute drive of Beaver Creek, Breck and Keystone!

Beaver Creek, 15 min

The skiing elite flock to Beaver Creek every winter, be one of them! ECO Transit operates a bus service between Vail, Beaver Creek and throughout Eagle County. Looking for something more unique for a special occasion or group? The Turtle Bus Vail/Beaver Creek Ski Shuttle runs daily between the resorts.

Breckenridge, 45 min

Find big mountain fun and an authentic, laid-back Victorian mining town within a 90-minute drive from Denver International Airport.Get here for $45 roundtrip per person with the daily shuttle from Fresh Tracks Transportation.

Keystone, 45 min

Tucked away off I-70 in the beautiful mountains of central Colorado, Keystone is a seamless 90-minute transfer from Denver Airport, making it one of the most accessible resorts in the state! Learn More >

Activities

EXPLORE SHOPPING, SPAS & MORE

At Vail, there's never a dull moment. Vail Village is sprawling; offering boutique shopping, bars, restaurants, a 10-lane boutique bowling alley, 2 ice-skating rinks, a Gold Class cinema and more. Melt away sore muscles with a steam and massage at one of the many world-class spas.


  • Shopping
  • World-class spas
  • Bars, restaurants
  • 10-lane boutique bowling alley
  • ADVENTURE RIDGE

    Play in the afternoon and well into the night at Adventure Ridge with ski bikes, kids snowmobile track, a slippery slope of rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. A snow park the size of a football stadium on top of the mountain and family food favourite, Bistro Fourteen. The Eagle Bahn Gondola runs from breakfast till night. Drink hot chocolate and watch the sun set over the bowls. Adventure Ridge, a family experience Like Nothing on Earth.

    LEARN FROM THE BEST

    From group and private lessons to specialty kids and women’s programs, the incredibly diverse staff of instructors at the Vail Ski & Snowboard School bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to help you achieve your goals on the snow. From first turns to advanced skiers looking to master their skills with an expert guide on the mountain, let Vail’s seasoned professionals guide you.

    Dining

    ON MOUNTAIN FINE DINING

    Cozy up to fine dining and swap your ski boots for luxurious slippers at the 10th. The 13,000 square-foot, ski-in, ski-out restaurant features a main dining room with spectacular views of the Gore Range, a contemporary bar and lounge with fireplace, and a south-facing outdoor deck that captures the afternoon sun and views of the Look Ma and Challenge trails. Reservations at the 10th are highly recommended!

    MATSUHISA VAIL, A NOBU RESTAURANT

    Where sushi is an art form and the patrons are famous or look as if they should be, this modern design restaurant is cool and urban to the nth degree. Feast on the fresh creativity of noted chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who blends traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian and Argentine ingredients.

    EXCLUSIVE DINING WITH ALTITUDE

    Vail Mountain’s most exclusive dining experience is Game Creek Restaurant. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where a snowcat will escort you to our elegant, European-style chalet nestled in the heart of iconic Game Creek Bowl, where nature is your only neighbor. A members only experience at lunch, the restaurant is open to the public for dinner throughout the ski season, providing an unforgettable experience, not to be missed.

    Accommodation

    THE LODGE AT VAIL, A ROCKRESORT

    Ideally located in the heart of Vail Village, at the base of Vail Mountain, this iconic alpine retreat combines the Old World charm of an alpine inn with the superb amenities and impeccable service found in the world’s finest hotels. Its elegant Accommodation—ranging from deluxe guest rooms to a luxurious five-bedroom chalet—are thoughtfully decorated with individual touches, and exude the warmth and comfort of a grand mountainside chalet.

    THE SEBASTIAN, VAIL

    The Sebastian – A Timbers Resort ® – is Vail’s most stylish and hippest boutique luxury hotel and residence club located in the heart of Vail Village and features luxury hotel rooms, four-bedroom residences accessing a mountain-view pool and four steaming hot tubs, the visionary restaurant Leonora, a full-service boutique spa and a wonderful fitness centre replete with sauna and steam rooms. The Sebastian’s luxurious 84 guest rooms and 16 suites are relaxing, private quarters with all the intimacy, elegance and comforts of home.

    THE ARRABELLE AT VAIL SQUARE, A ROCKRESORT

    The Arabelle is situated in the heart of Vail Square, at the base of Vail Mountain, just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Architecturally inspired by the grand hotels of the European Alps, each of the AAA Four Diamond Award–winning hotel's luxurious guest rooms and one to five-bedroom private residences is elegantly appointed with fine alpine furnishings, stylish décor, a lavish fi e-piece bath, a cosy fireplace and more.

    Events

    NON-STOP ACTION WITH THE BURTON OPEN

    The 34th Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are returning to Vail Mountain, Feb. 29 – March 5, 2016. The world’s best will be competing at Golden Peak for the title in Halfpipe and Slopestyle.

    The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders to compete for a coveted US Open title. Catch Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions in Golden Peak by day, and enjoy free live concerts from headliner acts and more by night.

    CARNIVAIL

    Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun when CarniVail returns to Vail, each February. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary crawfish boil to the Fat Tuesday Parade and Street Festival. With a full lineup of activities including on-mountain crawfish boils, non-stop Cajun Après and After-Dark parties, Fat Tuesday Parade and street festival, fun contests, prizes and giveaways, and much more, CarniVail is one celebration not to be missed.

    SPRING BACK TO VAIL

    Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its fourteenth year. Enjoy a jam-packed weekend of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live music, sponsor Expo Village, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail.