Vail Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in North America based on skiable acres. It boasts 5289 skiable acres, 195 runs and 31 lifts. 1200 of the 5289 acres are groomed each night providing an amazing variety of terrain for skiers of all abilities.
The resort is home to seven legendary back bowls spanning seven miles across the backside of the resort. The ski area boasts four distinct base areas (Golden Peak, Vail Village, Lionshead Village & Cascade Village) connected by free buses and heated walkways.
Vail, Colorado is nestled at the base of Vail Ski Mountain in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by White River National Forest. It is easily accessible from Denver International Airport via I-70 approximately 100 miles to the west or via Eagle County Regional Airport also via I-70 approximately 30 miles east. At 8150 feet in elevation, Vail is a spectacular mountain town with bountiful recreational opportunities from skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, tubing, sledding, ice skating and even ice climbing to hiking, biking, jeeping, mountain climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding and horseback riding to wildlife watching.
The Vail community has built up an enviable calendar of Vail events, with something for everyone, from adventure races to wine & food events to cultural events that rival any large metropolitan area yet set in a quaint alpine town. Vail may be best known for its epic ski resort but has much more to offer. As local residents like to say, “We came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.”
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