Activities

5 Reasons Moms Love Vail

Dec. 17, 2015

Family vacations at Vail are full of magical moments that are sure to make lasting memories. Recollections of skiing or riding down Vail Mountain, ice skating in one of Vail’s quintessential villages and building snow castles are shared by both the young and young at heart.

But even the most charmed vacations can leave mom feeling a little maxed out. Between packing, dressing the kids, schlepping equipment, preparing breakfast and coordinating various schedules, mom needs a vacation within a vacation! And Vail offers just that. Vail Mountain offers the perfect mix of family adventure, exploration and solo pampering, all while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges, to ensure that mom gets the perfect travel experience she wants with the relaxation she needs.

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A Picture Perfect Holiday: Experiencing the Holidays in Vail

Dec. 10, 2015

Colorful lights bouncing off snow-covered hills, ice skaters twirling to holiday tunes and townspeople sipping toasty drinks around warm fires. If you think this only exists in postcards, think again.

While we’re known as a world-class ski town, we have more than meets the eye. Our village comes alive during the holiday season, brimming with magic and good cheer. Alongside storybook decorations, Vail village offers a series of popular holiday events, not to mention hundreds of well-dressed shops and art galleries to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself!). Join us this holiday season for our signature events sure to warm everyone’s holiday spirit. Some family members might even mistake this mountain village for the North Pole!

 


Vail Family Holidaze

Holidaze

This family festival brings an extra heap of holiday magic to the Yuletide. Set in Vail’s already iconic setting, Holidaze hosts an array of outdoor events like concerts, skating, paper lantern-making and cookie decorating to celebrate the holiday season. Held from mid-December through the end of the year, all events are free and open to the public.

See a full list of Holidaze events.

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Vail Epic Discovery Update

Sep. 29, 2015

Epic Discovery zipline Vail Andrew TaylorTesting the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, set to debut as a part of Epic Discovery in summer 2016. Photo: Andrew Taylor

Who else wants that guy’s job? Yesterday testing was conducted on the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, slated to open for summer 2016 as a part of the resort’s new summer mountain experience, Epic Discovery.

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3 Perfect Summer Days in Vail

Jul. 12, 2015

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As the snow melts, Vail blooms with outdoor activities, events and more. Locals know that summer is steadily becoming one of Vail’s worst kept secrets, so come see for yourself why everyone is falling in love with Vail’s other best season: summer!

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A Summer Full of Music in Vail

Jun. 30, 2015

Ford Amphitheater Vail
Vail has become a live music destination, and summer is where this reputation for incredible concerts really shines. The gorgeous setting and temperate weather make for a perfect setting to enjoy a wide array of musical styles – from bluegrass to classical, rock to reggae, pops to chamber music, the hills are alive with the sound of music each summer in Vail.

Here’s a sampling of what’s in store:

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Free things to do in Vail: the Vail Public Library

Jun. 20, 2015

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Everyone knows Vail is a great place to go hiking, skiing, shopping, dining, après and more – but where do go when you need a break from the nonstop action?

That’s where the Vail Public Library comes in.

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Vail Mountain Opens for Bike Hauls Thursday, June 18

Jun. 17, 2015

Mountain biking on Vail Mountain

Starting Thursday, June 18, Vail Mountain will have mountain biking and expanded hiking from the tops of both the Eagle’s Nest and Gondola One gondolas!

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