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Skiing Vail

With 31 chairlifts, 2 Gondolas, 195 trails, and over 5,300 acres of terrain located out our back door, the options for Skiing and Snowboarding can seem endless. With beginner, intermediate, and advanced run options, there is something for all levels of riding on the mountain. 

Vail Mountain can be accessed from Gondola One in Vail Village - located directly behind our Christiania Lodge. In fact, during the winter, the lodge is ski-in/out to Vail Mountain.

Vail averages more than 300 days of sunshine, 370+ inches of snow each year, and has amazing views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, making it one of the top ski destinations in the entire world. Don't miss our staff's favorite run - Riva Ridge. A 4-mile long skiers dream that will lead you from the top of the mountain all the way down to Vail Village. 

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New to skiing or interested in getting more acquainted with the mountain? Lessons with a qualified instructor are a perfect way to spend the day on Vail Mountain. Vail Resorts offers group and private lessons for children and adults. The cost of the lesson includes your lift ticket for the day!

Lift tickets:

Epic Passes are on sale now for this upcoming season. Single and multi-day lift tickets will be available for purchase online and at the ticket office as the season gets closer.

Ski & Snowboard Rental:

Your winter getaway to the Christiania at Vail would not be complete without top-of-the-line ski and snowboard equipment. Located just a short walk away from the Christiania Lodge in Vail Village, Gorsuch can help provide you with all of your ski and snowboard equipment needs. Use this link to reserve your rental equipment today!

Troy's Ski Shop is located across the street from Christiania Lodge and offers our guests a special pricing or 20% off their walk in rental rate. Guests can choose to book online here or see Troy and his team at his shop to reserve your rentals for your ski trip in Vail.  

Backcountry Skiing: There are numerous independent guides that offer telemark and cross-country trips into the national forest. Start your adventure with Vail's Nordic School. Transportation to and from the lodge can be provided by various outfitters.

Cross-country Skiing
: The Vail Nordic Center and McCoy Park in Beaver Creek maintain a groomed track and offers classic and skate ski equipment rentals. For a different experience, try venturing out into the wilderness with Vail's Nordic School.


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