North America’s biggest and most popular ski resort, Vail is an alpine village in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Long a favorite of serious skiers and jet setting celebrities, Vail now also draws a younger, hipper snowboarding crowd. Skiing is king at Vail Mountain and the Blue Sky Basin, but the area’s vast splendor is perfect for hiking, biking, snowmobiling or scenery-gazing at any time of the year. Life in Vail is so much more than skiing and boarding (although that’s a big part). From culinary events to film festivals and athletic competitions, Vail provides high-class entertainment and events year-round.
Vail’s wide variety of terrain, back bowls, and 5,289 skiable acres are one-of-a-kind. Paired with pristine conditions, skiing Vail is truly like no mountain you’ve experienced before.
Thanks to the magical combination of averaging more than 300+ days of sunshine and 370+ inches of snow each year, plus majestic, only-in-Vail views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, the phrase “Like nothing on Earth” comes to life before your very eyes.
LIVING THE VILLAGE LIFESTYLE
When you set foot in Vail Village, something magical happens. You see the shimmering lights, the snow-dusted trees, you hear the babble of the creek and feel that fresh mountain air in your lungs. As you stroll on the heated cobblestone streets, you realize something: you’re home. Here, you can disconnect from your everyday life and reconnect with your friends and family. You feel at one with the beautiful nature surrounding you and want to drink in the mountain’s majesty. If you’ve ever seen a picture of Vail, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the iconic pedestrian village. Many of its buildings were originally built by Vail’s founders in the early 60s with a nod to classic European alpine architecture. Vail Village retains a peaceful, small-town ambiance even with its world-class restaurants, shopping, cafes and late night hot spots. The heated streets make for an easy walk up Bridge Street to Gondola One. The dining scene is amazingly diverse and one of Vail’s main attractions, with Restaurant Kelly Liken, Matsuhisa Vail, Elway’s, Larkspur, Sweet Basil and many more. It’s truly like nothing on earth™.
SPRING BACK TO VAIL
Spring Back to Vail is Vail’s ultimate spring celebration that includes multiple venues and concerts, local business deals, giveaways, an on-mountain luau and the World Pond Skimming Championships, held annually at Vail’s Golden Peak base area. Spring Back to Vail usually spans a weekend in April a week or two before the mountain’s official closing. In this way, Spring Back to Vail becomes an action-packed way to celebrate the end of the winter season while still providing a way for skiers and snowboarders to revel in the beauty of the spring season.
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