Vail Ski Resorts, Colorado

Every year in many ski media publications Vail tops the charts as the Best Ski Resort in Colorado and the best ski resort in the nation. Vail is very large in its size with a great ski town at the base of the mountain. It has many great lifts to get you up and into the Vail Mountain ski trails. A quick online search will show you that Vail is one of the best and most popular Colorado ski locations in the nation.

Some of the reasons why everyone loves Vail and considers it a perfect ski mountain is because of awesome ski terrain and the beautiful Vail Village at the bottom of the base of the mountain which reminds many skiers of the Alps in Europe.

Vail has more than 5,200 acres to ski on and endless snow constantly falling throughout the winter. It Is not hard to understand why many skiers consider Vail to be the perfect ski destination.

Vail Ski Resort Map

Vail is not only the most perfect ski destination for adults but it is also one of the best family ski resorts in the country. Vail ski resort has many children friendly things to do such as getting children’s ski lessons and going to the Adventure camps and Ski parks. Not to mention snowmobiling throughout the countryside and zip lining down the mountain. There’s so much to do outdoors at Vail that you will most likely not have time for everything. But that’s ok because you can always come back next year too!

Since the early 1960s Vail has been upgrading its lifts and it recently added a 10 passenger gondola with heated seats and Wi-Fi.

The front of vail’s mountain sides has dozens of trails such as cappuccino, Christmas, Simba, Born Free and Gandy dance. not to forget the Four Mile River Ridge which was named for the 10th Mountain division. It is considered very long and very steep in the scenery is just awesome.

The back side Trails of Vail has more than 3000 acres of beautiful snow Terrain. There are also high speed lifts which bring you up to the back side of the mountain to trails such as Sunup, Siberia, Outer Mongolia and Forever in Sundown. Not to mention Blue Sky Basin and Game Creek Bowl also Pete’s Bowl.

It is truly beautiful at Vail especially down in the village. Vail Village is a beautiful ski town which has live outdoor concerts throughout the winter. There are also sleigh rides throughout the town and snowmobilers because of the immense snow falls.

Vail has world renowned skiing, many beautiful, diverse shops and restaurants, luxurious accommodations, friendly neighborhoods and spectacular mountain views. It is no surprise that Vail is considered the finest resort destination in the world.

There are many places to stay at Vail such as The Lodge, which is one of the most comfortable hotels at Vail that include in room fire places. It is perfectly located at the base of Vail and it’s only minutes away from the ski lift gondolas. Or have a steak at Lancelot Restaurant. With so many places to eat you will never run out of ideas on where to go.

Visiting Vail’s Lions Head can be like a visit to a theme park. There are many places for lodging which you can enjoy as a couple or with your family. Some of the available lodgings include Arrabelle, Vail Rock Resort, Manor Vail, Four Seasons Vail, Vail Ritz Carlton and The Sebastian.

For the smartphone users there is a free Epic Mix mobile app which can track your kids while they are in ski camp. It can also show the wait times for  Vail’s ski lifts. There are many other helpful features available and you can find it on Play store.

For the frequent skiers there is a season pass available, Vail Epic Pass, which is about $850. There are also day tickets avilable at lower costs. Early purchase of season passes are valid for the entire season at more than 15 Vail resorts.

Vail Resorts owns and operates 37 ski resorts in the United States, Canada and Australia.  Some of the most popular include ski resorts such as the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte ski areas in Colorado, Northstar California, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and Heavenly Ski Resort which is located on the California-Nevada border.

Vail is considered to be one of the most family friendly ski resorts in America and therefore has Many families choosing Vail as their Ski Vacation destination

Vail Ski Resort Facts:

  • Elevation
    Base: 8,120 feet
    Summit: 11,570 feet
    Vertical Rise: 3,450 feet
    Average annual snowfall: 370 inches
  • Slope aspects
    North: 40% of skiable terrain.
    South: 20%
    East: 20%
    West: 20%
  • Trails
    Skiable area: 5,289 acres
    Trails: 193 total
    Longest run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles
    Terrain Parks: 3
    1 Superpipe
    Bowls: 10
    Sun Down Bowl
    Sun Up Bowl
    China Bowl
    Siberia Bowl
    Tea Cup Bowl
    Inner Mongolia Bowl
    Outer Mongolia Bowl
    Pete’s Bowl
    Earl’s Bowl
    Game Creek Bowl

  • Lifts
    31 total
    1 Gondola (12 person)
    Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
    1 Gondola (10 person)
    Gondola One (#1)
    3 high speed six packs
    Mountaintop Express (#4)
    Avanti Express (#2)
    Northwoods Express (#11)
    14 high speed quads
    Wildwood Express (#3)
    High Noon Express (#5)
    Riva Bahn Express (#6)
    Game Creek Express (#7)
    Born Free Express (#8)
    Highline Express (#10)
    Sourdough Express (#14)
    Sun Up Express (#9)
    Orient Express (#21)
    Pride Express (#26)
    Teacup Express (#36)
    Skyline Express (#37)
    Earl’s Express (#38)
    Pete’s Express (#39)
    1 fixed grip quad
    Cascade (#20)
    2 triple chairlifts
    Gopher Hill (#12)
    Little Eagle (#15)
    9 Surface Lifts

There is so much to do at Vail Ski Resort that you may find yourself extending your visit!
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