In winter and spring, Vail is abuzz with the sounds of ski boots, laughter and outdoor music. As North America's largest single mountain resort, Vail boasts 5,289 acres of legendary terrain that today includes the wide-open trails of the Back Bowls and the naturally-gladed terrain of Blue Sky Basin. While skiing and snowboarding are the activity of choice for many, there are other ways to get your thrills like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or snow tubing.
Gear up for a day schussing down some of the world’s most iconic ski slopes, Back Bowls and epic Blue Sky Basin terrain. This massive resort features 195 “conventional trails” with Riva Ridge clocking in as the longest trail at four miles long. Prefer off the slopes shredding? Hit up Vail’s three terrain parks, superpipe or mini halfpipe.
Vail Sports Ski Rentals: If you are looking to rent ski equipment you may do so in advance here. This allows you to choose complimentary delivery or pick up your equipment at the Vail Sports location in Lionshead. Guests at Destination Residences Vail receive 20% off, free delivery, and private boot fittings. The latest snow conditions, as well as lift ticket prices can be seen here for Vail.
Unleash the inner kid at Adventure Ridge, a snow park outfitted with ski bikes, a mountain coaster, rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola, you can play all day and all night and recharge in between with family food favorites at on-mountain Bistro Fourteen.
Visit Vail’s backcountry terrain on snowmobile for an adrenaline-charged guided excursion. Whether you’re a first-time rider or a pro, this will be an epic ride. You’ll climb to awe-inspiring vistas along the Continental Divide then dive into powder-filled bowls and meadows.
Nova Guides is Destination Resorts Vail's preferred partner for snowmobiling adventures.
They are nestled in the Pando Valley, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and a rich cultural history. Their qualified, year-round guides are ready to give you the experience of a lifetime, whether you are riding a snowmobile for the first time, charging through powder fields on a high performance snowmobile tour, or riding ATVs and Side-by-Sides at 12,500 feet in elevation.
Their professional guides are sure to provide a safe and extraordinary experience that you'll never forget!
Come explore the majestic wilderness of the White River National Forest. Whether it’s via snowshoe, cross-country or telemark, this backcountry adventure is geared to all levels and will take you to explore the untamed side of Vail and its surrounding terrain.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Offering unlimited alpine coaster rides for $44 this winter! Your ticket includes gondola ride to Park, cave tours, thrill rides, and children’s activities. Enjoy dining, amazing views and more. Check their calendar and plan a day at America’s only mountain-top theme park above Glenwood Springs. Our guests receive a 10% online discount for the Park - click here to purchase tickets.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs: Offers 16 natural mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with jetted spa. Being surrounded by mountain views along the Colorado River makes for an unforgettable experience. Reservations required and time slots sell quickly! Our guests receive a 10% online discount when booking - click here. (Children under 5 not allowed in mineral pools)
Explore an array of natural history exhibits about local wildlife, such as ravens, weasels, lynx, and black bears. Located in a yurt at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola, the center also offers guided nature hikes and snowshoe tours. All ages welcome and admission, hikes and tours are free.