Things to Do in Vail, Colorado

Throughout the US, “Vail” is synonymous with the American alpine experience. Situated high up in the Gore Valley and surrounded by the White River National Forest, the Vail community is ideally located in proximity to all the Rocky Mountains have to offer.  Vail Ski Resort opened on December 15, 1962, boasting 1 gondola, 2 chair lifts, 8 ski instructors, and a $5 lift ticket. Since then, Vail has become the largest ski resort located on a single-mountain in the United States, and a very popular Colorado ski resort that caters to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Looking for more, check out neighboring Beaver Creek Resort.

Vail can be accessed via Eagle County Regional Airport just 37 miles from Vail or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Denver International Airport, 92 miles.

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What's Happening at Vail Resort

With a European feel, Vail Village and Lionshead Village are designed to accommodate pedestrians. Take a stroll through the villages down the heated cobblestone walkways to enjoy fire pits, sculptures, and water features. As well as its reputation as a legendary mountain town with world-class skiing, Vail also treats its visitors to plush accommodations, fine dining, and fantastic shopping.

Vail has the Family in Mind

Consider Vail to be one giant playground for kids, families, and adults. This resort is packed with places to explore, activities, events, new adventures, and quality time to make lasting memories. Learn more about Vail resorts.

Exploring Vail Arts & Culture

Diversity of cultural and educational activities is an attraction for locals and guests. Vail considers their cultural scene to be top-notch, with access to theatre, music, arts, and educational experiences that will enlighten and lift the spirit.


Vail Attractions

After Hours at Eagle’s Nest > Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only fun to be had on the mountain. In the afternoon, head up to Adventure Ridge at the top of the gondola for ski-biking, tubing, snowshoe tours, bungee trampoline and more.

If you are looking for a truly unique dining experience, ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola and take a short snow-cat ride to Game Creek Restaurant. Enjoy distinctive American cuisine, an extensive wine list and superior service complemented by a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Off The Mountain >  Be sure to explore Vail Village and Lionshead where you can shop, dine, dance and relax just steps from your accommodations. Or visit one of Vail’s many spas to rejuvenate your body and soul.