Vail offers endless activities during ski season for all ages on and off the mountain. Take a look at our staff picks for favorite winter activities.
Ski Vail Mountain
Vail Mountain truly embodies their slogan "Like Nothing Else On Earth." With over 5,300 skiable acres, The Legendary Back Bowls, two gondolas, and 31 chairlifts, you can spend all day on the hill and never ski the same run twice. Come explore one of the top ski resorts in the world.
Adventure Ridge *Adventure Ridge will be closed for the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions*
Snow tubing, ski biking, and a mountain top roller coaster. Taking a break from skiing? Head up to Adventure Ridge for hours of fun and end the day with a delicious meal and drinks at Bistro Fourteen.
Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Winter Biking
The Vail Nordic Center offers 17 km of daily groomed skate and classic track as well as 10 km of scenic snowshoeing trails. The center also offers 13 km of "fat biking" trails and rents these bikes. Visitors can rent nordic skis and snowshoes and daily lessons are offered.
Nova Guides is Montaneros in 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!
Bring your skates or rent a pair on site. Skating is open from Thanksgiving to closing day with hours of operation 1:00pm-9:00pm. The rink is conveniently located in Vail Square, a two minute walk from Montaneros.
Head up to America's highest elevate city, sitting at 10,361 ft. Hands-on and thrilling dog sledding tours are offered by experienced guides, and you get to drive the sled!
Two companies in the valley offer sleigh rides: 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott and Beano's Cabin in Beaver Creek. 4 Eagle Ranch offers a more family friendly, western experience complemented with a buffet, smores, and campfire music. The Beano's Cabin excursion entails a horseback ride or 20 minute wagon pulled sleigh ride to enjoy a 5 star dinner, perfect for a romantic evening with your sweetie.
Scenic Gondola Rides
Enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride up Gondola 2 (Eagle Bahn Gondola) with amazing views of the Gore Range and Mt. Holy Cross.
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% discount for the park using this link.
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% discount when booking by using this link. (Children under 5 not allowed in mineral pools)