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    Winter Activities

    Exciting Winter Activities & Excursions

    You might come to Vail, Colorado, for the ski runs, but that doesn't mean that is all we offer. Vail is all about family-oriented vacations and engaging wintertime adventures that will forever be cherished. With so many ways to spend your time, the only problem will be deciding which activity to try next.

    There's literally something for guests of all ages at our ski resort in Vail, Colorado.

    Winter Activities at our Vail Family Resort

    • Adventure Ridge
      Play in the afternoon and well into the night at Adventure Ridge with ski bikes, a mountain coaster, rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola, Adventure Ridge is a snow park the size of a football stadium, complete with family food favorites at Bistro Fourteen.

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    • Aria Athletic Club
      A world of wellness awaits you at the over 50,000-square-foot Aria Athletic Club, the largest fitness facility in the Vail Valley. Focusing on all-encompassing wellness, Aria Athletic Club brings mind, body and spirit into balance with invigorating workouts, nutritional guidance and a focus on a healthy lifestyle.

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    • Art galleries
      Vail and Lionshead Villages are full of art. Visit the many art galleries in the area and witness the incredible inspiration that the mountain life offers. 

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    • Bowling - Bōl
      bōl offers a unique dining and family entertainment experience. With a full service dining room and sixty-foot bar, we also have an ace up our sleeve with ten lanes of bowling glory. bōl's sleek and modern design is one of a kind that help to make the establishment the most exquisite bowling alley in the world.

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    • Colorado Ski Museum
      The priceless artifacts tell the story of the birth, rise and explosion of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. The collection defines who we are, and why we are. Celebrating these stories is vital to preserving the legacy of our sport. We invite you to join us on this mission to celebrate the stories and people of our great state and the sports that have given us all so much. 

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    • Cultural events
      Vail is full of culture and art. Explore the many options and activities to enjoy these incredible events. 

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    • Dining - Gessner 
      You don’t need to leave Grand Hyatt Vail to experience thoughtfully sourced, fresh seasonal cuisine and great cocktails in Vail. Savor idyllic mountain and creek-side views from Gessner Restaurant while enjoying Rocky Mountain inspired cuisine.

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    • Dog Sledding
      Kids love the thrill of the ride and the connection they make with the dogs. A fantastic way to explore the wilderness, and to create memories to last a lifetime.

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    • Gondola lift rides 
      Kids love the thrill of the ride and the connection they make with the dogs. A fantastic way to explore the wilderness, and to create memories to last a lifetime.


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    • Guided snowshoe nature tours 
      Feel like taking a break from the slopes? We’ve got you covered.
       
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    • Heated snow-coach rides  
      Are you looking for an amazing family adventure during your visit to Vail? Well you’ve come to the right place. Our Vail sleigh rides will take you through the snowy forest on a horse drawn carriage where you’ll be bundled up with blankets, drinking hot chocolate and be with the ones you love. Our Vail sleigh rides will bring you to a cozy log cabin in the forest where a rustic dinner will be served while immersing yourself in old tales of the west provided by our dinner theatre group..
       
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    • Horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides 
      Are you looking for an amazing family adventure during your visit to Vail? Well you’ve come to the right place. Our Vail sleigh rides will take you through the snowy forest on a horse drawn carriage where you’ll be bundled up with blankets, drinking hot chocolate and be with the ones you love. Our Vail sleigh rides will bring you to a cozy log cabin in the forest where a rustic dinner will be served while immersing yourself in old tales of the west provided by our dinner theatre group..

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    • Hot-air balloon rides 
      Hot air balloon flights are surrounded by brilliant blue skies and breath catching Rocky Mountain Vistas. It's what vacation legends and enchanting memories are made of....
       
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    • Hut Trips 
      Hut trips are one of the best ways to experience the true essence of Colorado high-country winter, and several organizations offer a variety of huts for the cross-country skiing or snowshoeing — the perfect reward at the end of an invigorating day of trekking and tracking.
       
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    • Ice Climbing 
      Ice Climbing in Vail, Colorado consists of a combination of pure ice climbing and mixed climbing which means a combination of ice and rock. Luckily, for those who love to hug ice, East Vail has a tremendous amount of challenging single pitch, mixed/ice climbing and it is all easily accessible, and in most cases, visible right from the road.

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    • Ice skating
      There are a few ice skating rinks in Vail, including the Grand Hyatt's hotel very own private ice rink. But you can also visit Vail’s Ice Rink, which is a small ice rink open daily during the winter season. It’s located in the Lionshead Village, which is west of the main village.

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    • S'mores
      Enjoy some fire roasted s'mores at the resort's fire pit on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30-6:30pm

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    • Mountain Tours
      Take advantage of a complimentary Mountain Tour from one of Vail's knowledgeable Mountain Hosts as your guide. Learn about the the best terrain to ski for your ability, how to better navigate the mountain and learn its rich history.

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    • Movie theaters 
      At Walking Mountains Science Center we provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs.

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    • Walking Mountains Science Center 
      At Walking Mountains Science Center we provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs.

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    • Nightlife 
      After skiing, take part in the second awakening of our quaint alpine villages. After an adventurous day on the mountain, arrive in Vail or Lionshead Village for the commencement of a new beginning as bells toll to signify the start of Vail’s après ski. Kick off your skis, explore the Villages and enjoy Signature Specials while you reminisce on the day’s best moments with family and friends.

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    • Orienteering map and compass course 
      Learn to use crucial tools like a map and compass, altimeter and GPS in this mountain navigation skills course based in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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    • Shopping  
      Vail is the premier place to browse, purchase, and explore. Stroll the heated cobblestone streets and discover your own little piece of Vail. Between Lionshead and Vail Village, Vail offers hundreds of shops from boutiques to outdoor gear to art galleries. Find the perfect cowboy boots or ski boots, jewelry and cocktail dresses, or apparel and art.

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    • Ski biking 
      Discover a new way to explore the mountain on a snow bike! Each tour time last approximately 2 hours. Each rider is guaranteed one ride down the mountain. 

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    • Skiing and Snowboarding 
      Vail’s wide variety of terrain, welcoming and vast back bowls plus 5,317 skiable acres provide a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone. Here in Vail, our reward is internal, brought forth by will and want, to lead the way. 

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    • Sledding and tubing
      Play in the afternoon and well into the night at Adventure Ridge with ski bikes, a kid's snowmobile track, rip-roaring tubing lanes and more.


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    • Snowmobile tours
      For the ultimate snowmobile experience we offer a half-day and full-day excursion at our primary Camp Hale location. Our most popular tours, the Top of the Rockies tours include endless miles of open meadows and spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of four surrounding mountain ranges including the Continental Divide. Operating our tours in the White River National Forest at Historic Camp Hale, we reach elevations of 12,500 feet on the largest commercial snowmobile trail system in the Vail and Beaver Creek area.

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    • Telemark Skiing
      Telemark skiing, sometimes referred to as “free-heel skiing”, is a hybrid combining cross country skiing with downhill skiing. The sport was founded in the 19th century by Sondre Norheim in Norway. Telemark skis have a binding that connects the toe of the boot to the skis leaving the heel detached. With the heels detached from the skis, it allows skiers to transform their turns into graceful movements down the hill.

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    • Ice fishing and Winter fly-fishing 
      Ice fishing the High Country of the Colorado Rockies is a unique activity and a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Our professional guides have years of experience fishing during the winter, and know how to turn the challenging conditions into an angler’s advantage. We primarily focus on low-altitude reservoirs during the winter and have all of the necessary equipment to keep you safe and warm. Escape from the weather inside our portable ice fishing huts and enjoy some hot chocolate. You never know what is going to bite below the ice when you’re located on a great pinnacle or ledge just off the deep shoreline.

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    DISTINCTIVE DINING at GRAND HYATT VAIL

    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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