Combine 300 days of sunshine a year and the largest ski resort in the United States and you will find your perfect place to ski this winter. Yet, add a city at the foot of this mountain; one that is packed with restaurants, bars and life all the year round, and you know that this is the right place for your holiday. From gourmet food to good old American dining, you will find whatever you prefer in Vail.
This is not just a ski resort but a working, lively town which means that you will find anything you need easily; from a nail salon to an organic cleaning service. Although you may prefer cuter, more picturesque ski areas; you will not be frustrated by a lack of services or by not being able to find what you need, all your wants will be provided for with ease.
Skiing in Vail is simply glorious and offers something to everyone. The wide, long runs coming down the Front Side will feel like no-other piste skiing you have ever experienced; they are especially fitting for intermediates and confident beginners. For all you expert skiers, the world famous back bowls will keep you more than entertained. The easier bowls will lead you eventually into the powder-filled Inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls; for another adrenaline buzz take a heart-stopping jump off Lover's Leap if you dare (all with the right equipment and guides of course).
What We Like
The Arrabelle's RockResorts Spa
This spa was named no. 19 out of the top 270 spas in the world, so you just know that this place is worth a visit during your trip. We love the state-of-the-art fitness center and the separate women's section.
Game Creek Restaurant
Renowned for their incredible views, Game Creek features a fusion of an American-French style cuisine with regional and seasonal ingredients. We love the gondola ride up in the dark and sitting on the deck admiring the lights of Vail.
Vail Snow Daze - 10th to 16th December 2013
Awesome live concerts featuring some of the best bands from all over the world. Kick off the ski season with an action-packed week at Vail Snow Daze - the biggest early season party in North America.