The exclusive, world-class ski resort of Vail is one of the very best in the USA. It's also the nation's largest and, as a result, this Rocky Mountain destination can offer a superb holiday for couples, friends and families alike. The key to Vail's popularity is, of course, the wonderful skiing and snowboarding on offer.
The wide range of pistes means there is a good choice of terrain for all abilities - particularly those at an intermediate and advanced level. The seven magnificent bowls atop Vail Mountain offer beautiful powder for the advanced and wonderful areas for those less experienced. For the intrepid skier you will be interested to find that Vail is also just a short drive from the Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge resorts - affording even more choice. Ski and snowboard tuition is superb for all ages in Vail. Families will particularly love the friendly après ski and excellent tuition and childcare.
Vail is 193 km (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes transfer) from Denver airport.
An excellent beginner area is located at the top of Vail Mountain at Eagle's Nest. Even absolute beginners will be able to enjoy the beautiful views as they find their feet. The nursery slopes and main lifts can become rather crowded. However, as beginners gain more confidence they will be able to find green pistes to enjoy all across Vail Mountain, from Golden Peak to Lionshead, affording a chance to avoid the crowds. The beautifully groomed, gentle pistes are excellent for learning to snowboard, too, whilst skiers and snowboarders will be very impressed with the Vail-Beaver Creek School.
|Ski season||December - April|
|Piste area||5289 acres|
|Resort height||2476 m|
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