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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 something for guests of all ages at our ski resort in Vail, Colorado. View our lodging special offers here! Call  970.476.1234  to speak with our concierge about booking winter experiences in Vail.

Winter Activities at or near our Vail Family Resort: 

Epic Discovery
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. Call  970.476.1234  to speak with our concierge about booking this experience.

Ice skating 
Enjoy complimentary ice skating in Cascade Village Square located outside of the main courtyard of Grand Hyatt Vail along a warming yurt, Bonfire & Ice Bar and more! Call  970.476.1234  to speak with our concierge about booking this experience. 

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.   Learn More 

Gondola lift rides 
Vail and Lionshead offer scenic gondola rides where you can enjoy incredible views of the Gore Range and surrounding mountain ranges. Lift tickets and mountain reservations are required to enjoy this experience. Call  970.476.1234  to speak with our concierge about booking this experience. 

Heated snow-coach rides  
This heated adventure is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Rockies in the winter! Travel in warmth and comfort in a fully enclosed, heated vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. enjoy views of the White River National Forest. Call  970.476.1234  to speak with our concierge about booking this experience.

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. Call  970.476.1234   to speak with our concierge about nightlife in Vail.

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. Call  970.476.1234   to speak with our concierge about shopping in Vail. 

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. Call   970.476.1234   to speak with our concierge about booking this experience. 

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. Call   970.476.1234   to speak with our concierge about booking this experience.

Groomed Snow Skiing Groomers on Vail Mountain
skiing Vail Mountain Panoramic Views of the Gore Range
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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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