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, our community is ideally located in proximity to all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Vail Mountain 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 single mountain ski resort in the United States catering to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
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 amazing shopping.
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.