Vacation Planning

Fall in Vail

Sep. 21, 2015

East Vail autumn Kari Mohr

September and October are some of the most beautiful months to be in Vail. As the nighttime temps start to drop, the fall colors begin to pop up from Game Creek Bowl to East Vail. Here are some of our favorite spots to experience the changing colors. So grab a thermos of hot cocoa, a camera, and get ready to soak up the breathtaking views.

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Vail just keeps on improving

Sep. 18, 2015

Vail Avanti ExpressPhoto of helicopter work to upgrade Avanti Express Lift (#2) this summer, the latest in a long series of investments at Vail.

Vail is known for being one of the greatest ski experiences in the world, and we aim to keep it that way. Every year we invest in improving our facilities and lifts as well as drawing world-class events to Vail – all to ensure an experience like nothing on earth.

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Early Season In Vail: What To Expect

Sep. 5, 2015

Eary Season Conditions at Vail

Curious what it’s like to visit Vail in November through mid-December?

Here’s a taste: events abound, there are more affordable lodging options, quieter slopes and a friendly, slower-paced vibe in town. Snow conditions can vary quite a bit from season to season, so we caught up with meteorologist Joel Gratz to get his take on the long-range forecast. 

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Vail Gear Guide

Sep. 1, 2015


Whether you’re an expert who revels in knee-deep powder in the Back Bowls or a casual skier who cruises the groomers, you’ve got to be ready for a variety of conditions on the mountain. Don’t risk having a bad time just because you didn’t bring the right gear along – our Ultimate Gear Guide is here to help you make the most of your trip. 

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Vail’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

Aug. 25, 2015

December in VailIt’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit in Vail – the twinkling lights, blankets of snow, and European style pedestrian village can bring out the rosy cheeks in even the most hard-nosed Scrooge among us.

But you don’t have to be here during Christmas week to soak up the holiday spirit.

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Top 6 Hidden Treasures of Vail

Jul. 21, 2015

llama rides vailWhen you come to Vail, there are certain boxes you have to check: 1) ride the gondola, 2) head to a show at Ford Amphitheater, 3) explore Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 4) enjoy the dining and shopping in town. While these are all some of our favorite activities, they only just begin to scratch the service of what Vail’s summer season has to offer. 

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10 of our favorite summer activities in Vail!

Jun. 10, 2015

Hikes in Vail, CO


What better way to experience the beautiful scenery, smell the wildflowers and spot the wildlife than on your own two feet? With nearly 25 miles of hiking trails for all abilities on and around the mountain, there is no shortage of routes to take in amazing views. 

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