Vacation Planning

At what age can a child learn to ski or snowboard?

Sep. 28, 2014

One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”

ski school age 3 - 6We sat down with Mark Raymond, General Manager of Training and Quality for Vail Ski and Snowboard School, to get his take. As a father of a 5-year-old and an instructor since 1992, Mark is very familiar with what it takes to teach young ones to ski.

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Adventure Ridge at Vail

Jul. 14, 2014


Ropes course in colorado

Ziplining, ropes courses, biking, hiking, horseback riding, great food, unbelievable views…there are so many reasons to ride up Vail’s Eagle Bahn Gondola to visit Adventure Ridge at Vail.

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Bringing your dog to Vail

Apr. 26, 2014

Here in Vail, we take our dogs just about everywhere with us – and you can too! Here’s how to make the most of this dog friendly vacation destination.
Dog friendly activities in Vail, Colorado

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Savvy skiers know…Off-Peak is the time to go

Nov. 5, 2013

Best time to ski in VailPlanning a visit to Vail? We’ll let you in on a little secret…there are times each season when prices are lower and the mountain is quieter.

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What’s New at Vail Over the Last Five Years

Oct. 25, 2013


If you haven’t visited Vail over the last five years, you may be surprised to see the changes. Some call it a renaissance, others welcome the improvements. While many classic spots such as The Lodge at Vail and the Red Lion are still here, Lionshead has undergone a complete transformation, and the Vail Village base […]

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Where to Stay in Vail Part 1: Vail Village and Golden Peak

Sep. 5, 2013

Lodging in Vail

Trying to figure out where to stay in Vail this winter? The Town of Vail may only be 4.5 square miles but there are hundreds of lodging options to choose from!

To help get you started in your search, we’ve created this blog series that describes the look, feel and experience of staying in Vail’s 5 main neighborhoods. 

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Where to Stay in Vail Part 3: East Vail & West Vail

Aug. 20, 2013

Main areas of VailTrying to figure out where to stay during your trip this winter to Vail? We’re helping you out with this series on the look, feel and lodging options in Vail’s main neighborhoods. Here in Part 3, we discuss the East and West Vail neighborhoods – havens for those those looking to mingle with the local community as well as the budget conscious (in case you missed them, check out Part 1: Vail Village and Golden Peak and Part 2: Lionshead).

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