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

5 movies, TV shows you might have heard acoustic-rock dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, performing at The Amp on Sept. 3

Vail, Colo., Sept. 2, 2021 — It’s mesmerizing what Rodrigo y Gabriela can do on a stage with their dueling guitars. The Grammy Award winners with over 1.5 million albums sold worldwide out of Mexico City make their much-anticipated return to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Friday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The duo performed as part of The Amp’s 30th anniversary celebration in 2017. Tickets for Friday night’s performance start...
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Vail Resorts Announces Opening Dates Across its North American Resorts as it Gears Up for 2021-22 Season

Broomfield, Colo., August 26, 2021 – Vail Resorts today announced the opening dates of its 34 North American resorts, offering guests one of the longest ski seasons in the country with a focus on safety and the guest experience. The action kicks off at Keystone this October, with the resort set to open as early as possible thanks to recent investments in a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient snowmaking system. And with enterprise-wide...
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I-70 Glenwood Canyon Safety Closures

Motorists planning to travel on Interstate 70, visit rest areas or use the recreation path in Glenwood Canyon should pay close attention to road conditions on COtrip.org and weather forecasts. If there is rainfall on the Grizzly Creek burn scar above the roadway, there may be  a safety closure due to the potential for mudslides and other debris flow. If there is a significant vehicle crash, there may be extensive delays or a...
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