Colorado’s Vail is probably amongst the best vacation destinations worldwide. Covering a massive area, Vail Mountain is never overcrowded and offers everything a snow sport enthusiast could desire. With the Back Bowls, cruisers at Lionshead and Blue Sky Basin, Vail has become the preferred ski area of most skiers and snowboarders. The exceptional ski conditions, gorgeous scenery and charming Bavarian village keeps visitors coming back year after year.
Picture it: You are standing at the base of Vail, looking up at the grand snowy landscape you are soon going to be traversing. The ski lift carries you up to the trail you’ve decided to tackle. Hopping off your eyes cannot help but stare out at the amazing panorama that surrounds you. You look down at your run, your pulse slightly raised, the fresh mountain air brushing past your face. Slowly pushing off you know the excitement has just begun. Skiing Vail is unforgettable!
Opened in 1962 Vail encompasses three sections of the mountain, each with notably different features. With 5 289 acres of ski area, the options are endless. A total vertical of 3 450 means there is something for skiers of every ability. Vail’s runs are categorized as follows: 28% beginner, 32% intermediate and 40% expert. Skiing Vail is every seasoned sportsman/woman’s ultimate experience. A total of 34 lifts including a gondola quickly carry eager skiers and snowboarders up the snow shrouded slopes. Golden Peak Terrain Park provides an added challenge for the adventurous. Featuring table tops, jumps, rails and an extreme Superpipe, as well as awesome music, this terrain park is set to impress. Those who are just starting out will never feel left out of the mix. Vail boasts a fantastic ski and snowboarding school. With well-trained instructors you’ll be skiing Vail in no time. Over and above regular skiing, Vail’s professional instructors also teach cross-country, adaptive skiing and telemark.
Vail Ski Resort also offers an abundance of other outdoor activities. Why not try your hand at some of these: tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ski-biking, ice skating, horseback riding, dog sledding, fly fishing and so much more. Good-times continue into the night with apres ski, dining, entertainment, movie theaters and the spa. Summer also brings with it a variety of good times, with hiking, mountain biking, rafting, gondola rides, fishing, golf, hot air ballooning, rock climbing and so on.
When hunger strikes at Vail, there’s no need to fret. Vail boasts a grand selection of restaurants, eateries and take-away outlets. Game Creek Restaurant is renowned at Vail, serving up the most delectable dishes. After a busy day and a warming meal, visitors are certain to want to flop down onto a cozy bed. Vail offers over 150 accommodation options. From hotels in Vail to condominiums and vacation homes, there is something to suit everyone’s requirements and budgets. Why not consider some of these outstanding accommodations at Vail: Holiday Inn, The Lodge at Vail, Austria Haus Hotel, Antlers at Vail, Montaneros Condominiums, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Lodge at Avon Center, Marriott’s Mountain Resort, Evergreen Lodge, Landmark Townhomes, Vantage Point and Landmark Tower.
For a vacation that you will be talking about for years to come, book in at Vail Ski Resort.