Vail

Ski resorts in USA
Vail in Colorado, USA is a classic ski resort. It is one of the country’s largest ski areas and among the most popular locations for skiers. The pistes are well-maintained, the lifts work very efficiently and there are slopes for everyone. In addition, Vail offers great off piste skiing for those who like taking off on their own. There are several bowls here with top class skiing experiences for everyone.

The highest point you can get to by lift is 3,527 m, giving you a vertical drop of 1,073 meters, once you’ve taken off. When the sun has set and the skiers slowly but surely get back to the cottages, then night life is kicking in. There is a wide range of after-ski places, bars, restaurants, huts and night clubs around. Remember that you are at high altitude, even when walking between the bar and the dance floor. You can easily lose your breath after a few drinks.

Vail Snow forecast

  • Saturday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    36°F
    3 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    32°F
    10 mph
  • Monday
    0.3 in snow
    Cloudy
    26°F
    5 mph
 

Facts about Vail

Number of slopes:195
Easiest Green slopes:35
Intermediate Blue slopes:54
Advanced Black slopes:88
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:8
Longest slope:20997 ft

Lifts (Total: 31)
Gondola lift:2
Chair lifts:20
Platter lift:9
Lift capacity:  53381 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Vail Vertical drop
Highest Point: 11568 ft
Vertical drop: 3451 ft
Base Point: 8117 ft

Season
Start:22 November
End:20 April

Areas
Snowparks:3
Childrens area:3
Country: USA
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Reviews for Vail

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Ashley (Guest)
06/04/2021
We booked a rental car through Vail with Hertz. It was an absolutely horrible experience. Before our trip we booked a 7 person rental car with a carri... Read more (330 words)
TomasGothberg
14/01/2020
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Spent 2 weeks in vail, 5 days in the resort & 5 days touring. I lived with locals who had extremely good knowledge of the mountain after 20 years of e... Read more (205 words)
madeleinelithvall
10/01/2019
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I spent half a season in Vail; from Lucia 2017 to the end of February 2018. Reason why it did not become a full season? Yes, of course, visa. But in t... Read more (974 words)
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Rekognil (Guest)
06/03/2018
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Having been skiing for over 40 years, I keep Vail at the top of the list. Incredibly good runs also offpiste. The setting is good when Vail is focused... Read more (47 words)
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Blackriverpaint
27/10/2006
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Vail is damn overrated. It's good with many fun little birds that are badly accessible and a nice park. The slopes are, to some extent, very good and ... Read more (307 words)
Olle_S
22/02/2005
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Good place. Incredible off-piste opportunities adjacent to the lifts (for those who do not like to knock) Bowlsen in Vail is grim! a little flat but b... Read more (55 words)
Teddan
11/02/2005
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Vail I no ordinary ski resort, it's so incredibly much bigger than you can imagine. and snow is good! Let's just say that on average it falls about 4m... Read more (181 words)
TellyHelly
05/07/2003
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Very nice off-piste skiing we got in Back Bowlsen. Very sore area, so there's room for being alone, just daring to get away from the masses. The cool... Read more (136 words)
Linn_Linn
07/01/2003
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Vail is as big as hell. It is abundant of slopes of lanes and large wide unspoiled open pistes with lifts. Whenever you find yourself in the system, i... Read more (88 words)
SulanW
17/10/2002
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Vail an unforgettable experience with the entire registry as a supply. If it's snowing one night, you can count on it 3 days after that. If you want t... Read more (126 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Niklas Lundgren Photo: André Dahlgren

Trail map

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Airports near Vail

Eagle County Regional Airport
Driving time: 40 minutes (36 miles)
Distance: 29 miles
Aspen Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 48 minutes (99 miles)
Distance: 39 miles
Denver International Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 8 minutes (121 miles)
Distance: 91 miles