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Vail Introduction

Vail is a large and popular purpose built ski resort in Eagle County Colorado. Lying at an elevation of eight thousand feet and with the highest skiing at over eleven thousand feet, Vail ski holidays have an excellent snow record. The mountain is divided into three areas, and with almost two hundred runs and three snow parks, Vail ski holidays cater for all levels of ability. Just like its near neighbour Beaver Creek, Vail takes great pride in its well-groomed slopes. It also offers scenic trails for cross country skiers. With three snow parks and a super-pipe, Vail ski holidays are very popular with boarders. A modern system of lifts gives easy access to the slopes. For parties with non-skiers in their midst, a range of recreational activities include ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh-riding and fitness centres. The streets of the resorts are lined with shops, boutiques and warm welcoming restaurants and coffee shops. If you are looking for a ski resort with superb pistes, powder bowls, and exciting terrain parks, you may be tempted by our Vail ski holidays.

Why Go To Vail?

The natural beauty of the area and the charm of the village, built in Bavarian style, make Vail a very popular resort. Its world-class amenities which cater for skiers and boarders at all levels of ability, and its pleasant relaxed ambience are a great attraction.

Although the slopes provide good skiing for all, from absolute beginners to experts, Vail ski holidays have particular appeal for families as the resort has many child-centred activities and childcare facilities are very good.

When To Go To Vail

The Vail ski holiday season lasts from late November until mid April. Although the resort is fairly snow sure throughout the season, there are snow making facilities on many of its trails. In summer, Vail is popular with climbers, hill walkers, mountain bikers and white water rafters.

Vail - The Place

Vail ski holidays take you to an area in Colorado that is renowned for its beauty and its fantastic winter sports. Located in the National Forest of Eagle County, at an elevation of eight thousand feet, there is no lack of snow. The slopes are well-groomed and provide well for novices and experts alike. A modern lift system transports you quickly to the slopes. Schools provide tuition in both skiing and boarding, as well as guides for off-piste skiing. There are lessons for children from the age of three and creche facilities from eight weeks.

Hotels, apartments, lodges and chalets provide a range of high quality accommodation, while restaurants, bistros and cafes cater for all palates. Vail ski holidays are ideal for groups with non-skiers in their midst, as there are a variety of recreational activities to fill their daylight hours. These include a fitness centres, spa treatments, ice skating and snow shoeing, tobogganing, tubing and sleigh riding. There are shops for all your ski holiday needs, including gifts and souvenirs.

Vail ski holidays offer fun-filled days in stunning surroundings, followed by relaxed evenings in the village restaurants and local hostelries.

Vail Nightlife

Although there are a number of lively venues, some with live music, Vail's nightlife is generally low key reflecting the resort's popularity with families and couples. The resort is not one that parties into the night, with most venues closing at one in the morning.

Vail Shopping

Vail has a good number of shops providing for all your holiday needs, from sports equipment and clothing, to gifts and souvenirs. There are also art galleries and craft stores.

Vail Eating

Vail has a good choice of restaurants catering for all tastes. There are elegant restaurants for fine dining, as well as cheap and cheerful venues, and fast food outlets that are so popular with families.