Vail Ski Resort

Vail Ski Resort is the largest ski area in Colorado state. Vail’s Austrian-inspired village is stunning from almost every angle. The Vail Valley has many places to stay and enjoy, in addition to the two stunning base areas of Vail Village, and Lionshead. There are also plenty of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and I-70 that divides the town. Town Center or Lionhead Village is also where you will likely want to park for a day of skiing, and where you will find dining and shopping. These two areas are essentially connected to each other.
Beaver Creek shares the same name as Snowmass Village, which was combined with Aspen earlier in this list. It is a Vail-owned resort, nestled high above its home in Avon. This resort is ten minutes away from Vail via I-70. You can also ride both on one day with a shared lift ticket, though it’s unlikely due to their combined 343 trails & 7,121 acres of skiable terrain.

Skiers will have a lot of fun with seven back bowls. Some people don’t like to go into the back bowls.

The resort has a large terrain that can accommodate all levels of skiers. The groomed front runs are great for intermediate and beginner skiers. Skiers who are more skilled and experienced will enjoy the tree skiing, moguls, and steeps at their backside.
Although Vail isn’t as high as other resorts in this area, it still receives more snow than any of them. It averages 350 inches of snow per season. A massive snowmaking enhancement project was completed by Vail, which has resulted in a longer season.
The hill covers 5,289 acres and has 31 lifts. There are three terrain parks. It also does extensive grooming. This is an ideal place for intermediate and beginner skiers.

Vail will replace the Game Creek Bowl’s current quad with a six-person high speed chair. This will allow for more skiers to be transported and enable them to take in the incredible terrain. The roster is also getting a new lift. Sun Down Lift will reduce the pressure on Lift #5 which is always a bottleneck and makes it easier to access Sun Down Bowl.
The town Vail is located at the base of the mountain just off Interstate 70. It caters to high-end tourists, offering luxurious accommodation, fine dining and upscale shopping.

East Vail is a quiet area away from all the action. It’s mostly home and condos that are occupied. You will need to find transportation to the ski slope if you plan on staying here. West Vail is more accessible, with easy access to grocery shops, fast food restaurants, as well as everyday shopping. To reach the summit, you will need to take a shuttle.

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Average, Expensive, VIP

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Fishing, Fitness and Wellness, Hiking, Kids Camp, Restaurants, Shoping


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