Vail

Colorado

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Vail is one of the most popular and iconic ski resorts. The town is surrounded by stunning views of the Gore Range, allowing you to have a wonderful experience. There are two modern villages located at the base of the slopes, Vail Village and Lionshead Village. Both of these are full of wonderful shops, exquisite restaurants, and lodging. The towns are filled with events for almost every season; during winter the town hosts free concerts and festivals, and summer and spring are filled with art and music festivals.

TOWN PROFILE

Population: 5,450
Elevation: 8,150 feet
Temperatures:

  • Winter: 10°-30°
  • Spring: 30°- 50°
  • Summer: 40°- 75°
  • Autumn: 25°-60°

Claim to Fame: Vail is one of the most popular ski resorts in America and it is also home to numerous events, such as Burton US Open, Vail Resorts Snow Days, Bravo! Vail and Vail Film Festival.  

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

Vail Village & Lionshead Village are charming places to walk around, shop, look at the stunning architecture, or enjoy a delicious meal. Between Vail Village and Lionshead Village you can find many shops, lodging, restaurants, ice skating rinks, and much more.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Vail has some of the most scenic hiking trails in the Vail Valley. Booth Falls, Shrine Pass, Lost Lake Trailhead, and Piney River Ranch are just some of the favorites in the area.

 

 

Vail Ski Resort has over 5000 skiable acres and a wide variety of terrain, which makes Vail Mountain the largest ski resort in the state. Surrounded by the Swatch and Gore mountain ranges, visitors can enjoy scenic vistas while enjoying thrilling and adventurous activities all year long. During the summer season, biking and hiking are other popular activities that can be enjoyed at Vail Mountain.

To learn more about tickets, season passes, rentals and the resort please visit www.vail.com 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Burton US Open is one of the biggest snowboarding events of the year. Vail Ski Mountain hosts the event and It happens in late February. Burton US Open features some of snowboarding’s best athletes from around the world. Every year, the event includes events in both, slopestyle and halfpipe. US Open also brings an incredible amount of excitement such as free concerts, daily apres specials, fundraisers, and other daily activities for guests of all ages.

Vail America Days is the annual Fourth of July celebration in the magical Vail Village. It is an all-day event that features spectacular fireworks, a patriotic popular town parade and exhibits, and more.

GoPro Games are the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and music in the mountains. Each year thousands of adventurous athletes sign up to compete in more than 30 different competitions, including kayaking, running, slackline, trail running, mountain and road cycling, and climbing. This event usually happens in June.

Bravo! Vail is an annual classical music festival, it features dozens of performances throughout the Vail Valley, and summer home to the world’s greatest musicians and orchestras. Through extraordinary performances and generous support from the community, Bravo! Vail has grown from a few attendees to of the world’s premier music festivals.

 Vail Farmer’s Market & Art Show is a beautiful setting that takes place in the Vail Village, it offers the finest quality of local fruits, vegetables, and meats. The Farmers’ Market also showcases local artisans selling unique and beautiful work. With more than forty food vendors, every guest can sample the best food and enjoy a delicious brunch and snacks while shopping. This event runs from June through October.

Oktoberfest is when Munich comes to Vail for two weekends full of fun and excitement emulating the world’s greatest celebration of veer, music, and autumn. Oktoberfest is a family affair with events and activities for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public; Oktoberfest usually happens from mid-September through late September.

Vail Dance Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry that features performance and education elements. The Dance Festival was a product of the extremely successful performances by the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow during the summer of 1989.

DINING

Eat well in the Vail area with the perfect meal for every craving, from casual eats to gourmet menus, Vail has something to please everyone.

Vail offers unique culinary experiences, the town has a handful of creative and interactive restaurants that offer delectable high-quality dining. The options include Italian, Austrian, Mexican, and German. Restaurants at Vail are known for the top fine dining destinations in the area. Most of the restaurants are situated within the beautiful villages of Lionshead and Vail Village.

HOTELS & LODGING

Vail’s hotels and lodging offer ultra-luxurious and convenient experiences for visitors. If you love being close to the slopes, wake up, walk out your door, and be skiing in the slopes in minutes most hotels in Vail are situated within a walking distance to the mountain. Vail’s vast lodging options are spread out among the Vail Village and Lionshead, which allow you to enjoy the great outdoors and stunning views of Vail.

The hotels provide every ski vacationer an ideal accommodation, Vail offers everything from ski-in ski-out hotels, condos, and residences for the entire family. Hotels amenities include outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness center, spa, and on-site restaurants.