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About Vail

Breathe Hard. Or Just Breathe.

From rock climbing to deep tissue massages, there’s something here for everyone.
Located just 100 miles west of Denver, Vail is a showcase for Rocky Mountain beauty, adventure and retreat. Vail Mountain rises to 11,570 feet and boasts 5,289 skiable acres and 33 ski lifts, including two gondolas. Beyond skiing, the mountains offer four seasons of outdoor fun, including hiking, biking, rafting, fly-fishing, golf, tennis, snowmobiling and more.



Vail is the crown jewel of the Vail Resorts Epic collection, featuring 2 entertainment villages at the base of the mountain with access to Vail’s wide variety of terrain, back bowls, and 5,289 skiable acres. Paired with pristine conditions, skiing Vail is truly like no mountain you’ve experienced before.

Thanks to the magical combination of averaging more than 300+ days of sunshine and 370+ inches of snow each year, plus majestic, only-in-Vail views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, the phrase "Like nothing on Earth" comes to life before your very eyes.



The town is an inviting place to shop, dine, explore art galleries and pamper yourself. Vail is also home to annual events, such as a food and wine festival, the World Alpine Ski Championships, the GoPro Games, a renowned Fourth of July event and summer music and dance festivals.

Other local attractions include the Gerald Ford Amphitheater, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Nature Center and Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame.
Coming for a week or more? Consider buying a multi day pass - it discounts lift ticket daily price.


Total Skiable Terrain:   5,289 Acres (2,141 H)
Front Side:   1,627 Acres
Back Bowls:   3,017 Acres
Blue Sky Basin:   645 Acres
Beginner Terrain:   18%
Intermediate Terrain:   29%
Advanced/Expert Terrain:   53%
Longest Run:   Riva Ridge - 4 miles (6.4 KM)
Total # of Named Runs:   195
Average Annual Snowfall:   354 inches (899 CM)



Base Elevation:   8,120 Feet (2,454 M)
Mid-Elevation:   10,250 Feet (3,125 M)
Peak Elevation:   11,570 Feet (3,527 M)
Vertical Rise:   3,450 Feet (1,052 M)



Vail Valley is sunny about 300 days a year and averages around 300 inches of snowfall per year, much of it powder perfect! Summer temperatures peak at about 78 degrees.



The Town of Vail, founded in 1966, may be a mere baby boomer, but the area has a long history as a hunting ground and summer residence of the Ute Indians—who called these majestic peaks “The Shining Mountains.” Later, settlers mined and ranched the area, and during World War II, it was very close to the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Camp Hale between Vail and Leadville, training skiers and mountaineers for combat in the Italian Alps. After the war, one of those veterans, Peter Seibert, returned to establish Vail, modeled after the charming Alpine villages in the European Alps.

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Food and drink celebrate the culinary heritage of the Colorado Rockies. This delicious blend of cultures echoes Vail’s own heritage.

Open all day, Gessner, the resorts signature restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy breakfast buffets, relaxed lounge lunches and refined dinner experiences all overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain.


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