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Vail
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Vail skiing is great for...

Big ski area
Advanced
High altitude
Snowboarders
Traditional charm
Foodies

Welcome to Vail Ski Resort

Hailed as one of America's most exclusive ski resorts, Vail delivers luxurious world-class skiing in epic proportions. Renowned for 20 km2 of deep powder stretching over the Rocky Mountains, speedy lift systems whisk you up the mountain to immaculately groomed runs of every variety. Newbies can master their snow ploughs in dedicated learner zones, while intermediates enjoy cruising wide, uncrowded blues and vast powder bowls, and black run fanatics blast through unpisted forests and mogul fields. Hitting the slopes on a board? Super smooth runs and superb snow parks make this a snowboarders' paradise, too.
Vail ski map
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Resort Information

Resort Altitude
2484m
Total Piste KM
234km
No. Skilifts
34
Snow Range
2457m-3433m
Vail ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 234km
Beginner(Distance: 57km)
7/10
Intermediate(Distance: 84km)
8/10
Advanced(Distance: 93km)
9/10

Best time to ski in Vail

Vail is not just a pretty face. With sky-high peaks reaching over 3,500 metres and over nine metres of snow each year, the pistes are prime from November to April. Plus, with over 300 days of sunshine, bluebird days are the norm here. Time to top up the goggle tan! The hardworking piste bashers groom over 6 km2 of runs each night, so earlybirds are in for a treat. First-tracks heaven! And if you're planning to enjoy a well-earned layday, our advice is to take it at the weekend - you'll be glad to avoid the influx of locals from nearby Denver.

Things to do in Vail

Purpose-built in the 60s, Vail's Austrian-inspired architecture and Alpine charm boost its popularity. Beautiful tree-lined streets boast exclusive boutiques, galleries, fine dining and trendy bars. And with so much variety, the apres ski is what you make it. Chill with a locally brewed beer at Bart & Yeti's, sip margaritas at the Express Lift Bar, or get the party started with live music on Garfinkle's sun terrace. A trip to Vail isn't complete without a spin around the central outdoor ice rink. Or head to one of the luxury local spas to relax and unwind.
View of Vail with the mountains and sunset in the background

Hotels & Apartments in Vail

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Antlers at Vail Resort

Vail, United States
  2 minute walk

Austria Haus Hotel

Vail, United States
  5 minute walk

Evergreen Lodge at Vail

Vail, United States
  11 minute walk

Why book a Vail ski holiday with Heidi?

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