Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Vail.
- Season opens14 Nov 2020
- Season closes18 Apr 2021
- Restaurants | Bars111 | 111
- Nearest Airport Denver
- Nearest Train Station Denver
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone—
The terrain at Vail includes:
- Terrain Parks4
- X-Country16.0 km
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Vail resort?
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.
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Explore Vail Location Map
Interactive Vail trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
When's the snowiest month to visit Vail?
Visitor Reviews of Vail
heavy winter from United States writes:
One reviewer states the following: "Europe is sick on its day, but the powder is not as light as the Rockies, and is much more avalanche prone if you go off-piste." --- This is a disservice to the community here and gravely understates the risk to off-piste skiers in the Vail area. Colorado and it's continental snowpack is one of the most dangerous in the world for avalanche risk. The Alps are much safer, as the snowpack stabilizes much faster after storms versus the long-term and deep instabilities found in the USA's Central Rcckies. Do not take out-of-bounds or off-piste skiing lightly at Vail or anywhere else in Colorado. To suggest that somehow the snowpack in Vail is "safe" is akin to saying that a revolver with only one bullet in the six chamber gun is is "safe" when playing Russian Roulette. For those that would ski Vail's off-piste (outside the controlled ski area boundary), you will need a beacon, shovel, probe and the ability to use these tools. The best source of snowpack and avalanche information for backcountry and off-piste travellers in the Vail area and the rest of Colorado is the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Google it and check out the local and regional forecasts prior to leaving the resort boundaries.
Resorts close to Vail
Discover ski resorts near Vail. Click below to view there ski resort guides.
- Beaver CreekLast Snow: 4 cm Sun 24 MayLifts: 13Trails: 14613 km away
- Copper MountainLast Snow: 11 cm Sun 24 MayLifts: 21Trails: 12625 km away
- BreckenridgeLast Snow: 11 cm Tue 26 MayLifts: 1Trails: 14732 km away
- KeystoneLast Snow: 12 cm Sun 24 MayLifts: 22Trails: 12136 km away
- Ski CooperLast Snow: 10 cm Sun 24 MayLifts: 5Trails: 2638 km away