Travel to the Vail Valley

Getting Here & Around

Navigating the Rocky Mountains is exciting in itself seeing the majestic mountain scapes and exploring the terrain — whether you are flying or driving. Commuting from Denver International Airport (DIA) is a 2 hour drive to Vail. Driving up on a Friday afternoon guarantees traffic, so watch out. Flying to the newly renovated Eagle County Airport (EGE) is convenient and adventurous flying in over the mountain tops — maybe try to grab a window seat? Renting a car or booking a shuttle service with Epic Mountain Express and Peak 1 Express is available at both locations, DIA and EGE airports.  The award winning Vail Valley Jet Center allows for chartered flights with state of the art accommodations and services. Vail, Beaver Creek and ECO Transit bus systems allow for easy transit from town to town and within the villages once you’re here.

EAGLE COUNTY AIRPORT

Skip the traffic by flying directly into Eagle County Airport (EGE), located just 30 minutes from the resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Your vacation starts the moment you walk off the plane, with less time traveling and more time in the mountains. For more information, visit flyvail.com.

DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located two hours east of the Vail Valley, Denver International Airport (DEN) boasts non-stop service to over 100 cities worldwide on 16 airlines. Book flights, find shops and restaurants and check the airport security wait times at flydenver.com.

Shuttle Service

Rental cars are not needed and often are not driven except to and from the Denver Airport. Avoid parking hassles and don’t worry about driving through the Rocky Mountains or road conditions.

  • Epic Mountain Express — Epic Mountain Express’ drivers are trained for Colorado’s weather, and will deliver you confidently to start your ski trip off right.
  • Peak 1 Express — Peak 1 Express offers safe, affordable, direct transportation between Denver International Airport and all Summit County/ Vail Valley locations in Mercedes Sprinter vans.

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT

Just shy of 3 hours from the Vail Valley, the Colorado Springs Airport is another great option to fly into. It has convenient nonstop service to 8 major cities & 10 airports. Search flights at coloradosprings.gov/flycos.

CHARTERED FLIGHTS

The Vail Valley Jet Center, located at the Eagle County Airport, offers numerous services for personal aircraft and assists in arranging charter flights. Dedicated to providing exceptional operational and technical service, the Vail Valley Jet Center offers a comfortable lobby with a fireplace, grand piano, fresh-baked cookies and popcorn, concierge, two conference rooms, business center, private changing areas with showers and more. Visit vvjc.com for more information.

Restaurants & Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.

Visitor Information from the Locals

Art in Public Places 2021 Summer Installations & Programs

(Vail, CO) – Art in Public Places (AIPP) is pleased to announce new murals by artists Olive Moya and the collective duo Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina, as well as Ben Roth’s large-scale interactive installation at Stephens Park Playground for the community to enjoy this summer. OLIVE MOYA Mrs. Charles in the Sun (Ice Bar at Mid-Vail late 1960s), Vail Village Transportation Center P3 by La Cantina Olive Moya combines a wheat pasting...
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Vail Area Hikers Encouraged to Bus It to Hike It

Changes beginning this summer at Vail area trailheads to address overcrowding, safety concerns With parking restrictions to address overcrowding and safety concerns beginning June 2 at popular trailheads in the Vail area, the Town of Vail and the White River National Forest encourage hikers to Bus It to Hike It. The parking area for the Booth Lake Trailhead in Vail will be closed for the summer season. Parking at the Pitkin and Bighorn...
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Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile’s long-awaited Goat Rodeo reunion

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile’s long-awaited Goat Rodeo reunion slated for Aug. 15 Live from the intimate VPAC Rocky Mountain theater in Beaver Creek Beaver Creek, Colo., May 31, 2021— For the first time in nearly a decade, four string virtuosos — Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin — are coming back together for the long-awaited Goat Rodeo reunion....
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