The largest single resort in the United States, Vail Ski Resort contains over 5,000 acres of vast and varied skiing and snowboarding surfaces. Golden Peak, Vail Village, and Lionshead are the three primary bases from which the slopes and backcountry areas are accessed, with state-of-the-art gondolas and lifts making altitude a breeze to achieve. Vail's renowned Back Bowl open skiing areas offer breathtaking views and plenty of room to either get serious about your skills or just cut loose and cruise.
Adventure Ridge offers tubing lanes, ski bikes, a kids’ snowmobile track, and plenty of other options for frost-spraying fun. “Après-ski” (literally "after skiing" in French) is all about enjoying a toast while watching the last skiers and snowboarders of the day descend against a gorgeous sunset. An assortment of premium spas and salons (Sonnenalp Resort and Spa, Bloom Spa at The Sebastian, The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, among others) offer relaxation and rejuvenation before or after hitting the slopes.
Rates for Lodging, Lift Tickets, Transportation, Equipment Rentals and more can be found here.
Best time to visit
The entire winter ski season is deservedly famous in Vail, but New Year’s Eve celebrations for families (Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Golden Peak) and couples (Larkspur at Golden Peak: Fireworks Dinner, various DJ-featured events) are also worth the trip up.
Near by POI
The Copper Triangle is a bicycling route for hardcore riders, hosting the annual Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle event. The Vail Film Festival has taken place annually since 2004, generally between March and April.