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Colorado's Largest Ski Resort
Vail Colorado is exceptional. It is one of the largest, most popular and well-known ski areas in the world. From the legendary back bowls to the amazingly wide blue cruisers on the front, there's something for everyone. You'll quickly see why Vail's motto is, 'There is No Comparison!'

Vail is located 2 hours West of Denver International Airport, or 35 minutes East of Eagle-Vail Airport, making Vail easily accessible year-round.

The mountain at Vail is unparalleled, the front features a great mix of terrain from gentle green beginners slopes to moguls and cliffs and is known for the very wide blue runs which are abundant. The front spans over 3 miles from side to side. In the back, there are 3 miles of legendary 'back bowls', largely treeless and vast. If that's not enough, from the bottom of the back bowls, Blue Sky Basin goes up the next mountain offering a back-country experience of treed and un-treed bowl skiing that is about 50% blue terrain, offering up tree skiing to intermediate skiers and riders.
Vail is separated into two main ski-in/ski-out villages, Lionshead Village and Vail Village easily connected year-round by footpaths and a complimentary shuttle system. There is also a wide selection of properties available West and East of Vail, a short shuttle bus ride away or in the nearby town of Edwards.

Vail is owned by Vail Resorts that also owns Beaver Creek, (10 mins away) and Keystone, (30 mins away). Your Vail lift ticket will get you onto any of those mountains or onto the locals' favorite Arapahoe Basin (45 mins away), so you'll have access to well over 15,000 acres of skiable in-bounds terrain.

Vail by the Numbers

Vail is ski, snowboard, AT, XC, and snowshoe friendly!

Vail opened for skiing in 1962.

The base area of Vail has an elevation of 8,120 feet above sea level. The peak elevation is 11,570 feet.

The most difficult trails at Vail can be found in the back bowls – enjoy double black diamond glades with steeps, cliffs, gullies, and more!

Vail has a variety of exceptional runs that will keep your carving until your legs are sore and you are ready to enjoy some après fun in one of It's three alpine villages.

Vail is truly like no place on Earth!
  • Total Skiable Terrain

    5,317 Acres
  • Trails

    195
  • Lifts

    31
  • Beginner Terrain

    18%
  • Intermediate Terrain

    29%
  • Expert Terrain

    53%
  • Longest Run

    Riva Ridge - 4 Miles
  • Annual Snowfall

    354 Inches
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Additional Info

  • Adult Lift Ticket

    $209/day
  • Child Lift Ticket

    $137/day
  • Senior Lift Ticket

    $189/day
  • Group Ski Lesson: Adult

    $229/day
  • Group Ski Lesson: Child

    $259/day
  • Private Lesson

    $1049/day

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