Vail is one of the world's top ski resorts with superb accommodation, an attractive characteristic village centre with a fabulous après ski atmosphere and the largest ski area in America, stretching 7 miles from its east to west boundaries! The Lionshead area of Vail at the base of the gondola has its own selection of bars, shops and restaurants.
Beginners are well catered for, with a superb ski school, convenient lifts immediately behind the village, and plenty of long, wide-open, gentle runs right from the top of the mountain.
With 5,174 acres of incredible skiing, you can choose from miles of prepared pistes and superb groomed runs to the world famous Back Bowls. Colorado powder snow is so light that intermediates can enjoy most runs. Make sure to try the 'Blue Sky Basin'.
Double black diamond runs like Goshawk and Peregrine will really test the best. Revel in the glory of the acres of virgin powder snow in no less than six massive Back Bowls, plus mile upon mile of mogul fields, creating the perfect skiing experience. A Crystal Ski Escort is based in Vail to introduce you to some of the many highlights.
Freeriders are spoilt for choice, with powder filled back bowls and the glades for intermediate/ advanced riders. Golden Peak is the domain of the freestyler with both expert and beginner pipes and numerous kickers.
Approx Transfer Time Airport Coach Rental FREE Transfers Car Hire Denver: 2 hrs 30 mins Eagle: 45 mins Please select choice of coach or car hire at time of booking. Village Height 2,500m (8,200ft) Highest Lift 3,430m (11,480ft)
Lively and varied in Vail - Trails End, Garfinkels, McCoys & Red Lion.
Ice-skating - Snowmobiling - Ski-biking - Adventure Ridge - Snowshoe Tours - Dog sledding
Over 100 places in Vail & all price ranges. 22 great restaurants in Beaver Creek. Main courses from $6 to $25. - Sweet Basil, Lancelot, Blu's
Colourful shops, restaurants and bars - Health clubs - Winter footpaths - Wildlife tours - Shuttle service between Vail and Beaver Creek, half-hourly (0800-2400), $5 each way - Silverthorne Factory Outlet Shopping Centre