Vail is a world famous ski resort and it is the largest in Colorado as well as the United States. Its 5289 acres include miles of groomed terrain, bowl skiing, three base areas and three terrain parks. Vail is a full scale resort with high class hotels and dining, as well as many lodging and dining options to choose from in different price ranges. There are many boutiques and shops to explore. Lots of sunshine, snow, amenities off the slopes and varied terrain make Vail a major ski resort destination.


Location Vail is located in central Colorado and is 97 miles from Denver.
Airports Vail/Eagle Airport- 35 miles
Denver International Airport- 120 miles
Season Length November to April (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mountain Info

Acres 5289
Base Elevation 8120 ft
Summit Elevation 11,570 ft
Vertical Rise 3450 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall 366 in
Lessons Yes
Rentals Yes
Terrain Park Yes – 3
Snowcat Skiing No
Cross Country Skiing Yes
Night Skiing No


Trails 193
Longest Run 4 Miles
Terrain 18% Beginner
29% Intermediate
53% Expert/Advanced
Lifts Total Lifts: 31
Gondola: 1
High-speed quads: 17
Fixed-grip quad: 1
Triple chairs: 2
Double chairs: 1
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6


Amenities Full scale resort amenities
Trail Map Link Vail Trail Map
Vail Back Trail Map


Ski Town The town of Vail is right next to the ski area. It is largely free of cars and is serviced by free shuttles. It has many shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from and there are many different kinds of events held in Vail throughout the year. In addition there are other small mountain towns near Vail to explore.
Summer Vail is a four season resort with lots of summer activities. There is lift served biking and hiking on mountain as well as many other activities. There are plenty of other recreational opportunities throughout the surrounding areas.


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