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Vail Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at  m altitude issued: 10 pm29 Nov 2015 (local time)  
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Vail Ski Resort Guide


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Vail Ski Resort Guide

sky blue basin, Vail photo


Photo credit: manuel antonio prieto alonso

vail, the back bowls photo


Photo credit: manuel antonio prieto alonso

vail, back bolws photo


Photo credit: manuel antonio prieto alonso

Slope Stats

  • 3498m

  • 1024m

  • 2474m

  • Acres of ski:5289
  • Pistes:193
  • Snowmaking:14%
  • Halfpipes:2
  • Terrain Parks:4
  • X-Country:16 km
  • beginner18%
  • intermediate29%
  • advanced53%

Vail will bring you what is, arguably, the best vacation experience in the world. The mountain offers virtually everything from the Lionshead cruisers to the, justifiably, famous Back Bowls. The new Blue Sky Basin has catapulted Vail back to the top of the heap in virtually everyone's opinion. The Bavarian-like Village at the base is pedestrian-friendly and charming. The shopping is upscale. There are more than 150 lodging options that provide for all tastes and budgets including hotels, bed and breakfast inns, homes, and condominiums. There are also a number of quaint villages and towns nestled in the Vail Valley, where you can find the perfect place to stay with exactly what you are looking for.


  • Nearest Airport:Denver
  • Nearest Train Station:Denver
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:20 Nov 2015
  • Season closes:10 Apr 2016
  • Lifts:33 (23 chair lifts, 9 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:27 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:27 November 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Excellent
  • Off-piste:Tracked

Today’s Weather (2986 m)view full snow forecast

light snow
5 WNW5
-11 °CF-Level
light snow
10 W10
-14 °CF-Level
light snow
10 WSW10
-13 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Vail

Mitch from Eagle from United States writes:

I'm a local that gets about 30 ski days per year. Vail is a huge mountain with a great variety of slopes. Every level of skier can find countless slopes to match their abilities. Just trying to hit every lift once in one day is a classic challenge (you need a good game plan and a little luck). With regard to the more difficult terrain: Vail has a huge volume of more difficult to locate tree skiing between and outside of the easy to find slopes. Find really steep stuff front side east of gondola One, trees near chair 10, trees west of chair 11, skier's right of chair 37, skier's left of chair 21 (Rasputin area), out of bounds skier's right of chair 39, out of bounds area called West Vail and out of bounds area called East Vail. Go equipped for the out of bounds, people die there every year. For those that say Vail is for green and blue skiers, they are only revealing their lack of knowledge. Great town, great food, damn good and reliable snow (Utah snow a bit lighter and there is more of it), and an incredible mountain. It does take awhile to find all the cool nooks and crannies.

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