Epic Discovery: Learn Through Play
Do you want to soar like an eagle? Travel through the forest canopy like a squirrel? Find out if you’re as strong as a bear? See the world through the eyes of a trout? This summer, Vail will embark on a new adventure with the debut of Epic Discovery.
So what makes Epic Discovery different than our on-mountain summer activities from years past? Through the many “Learn Through Play” elements around the mountain, guests will experience the thrills of exciting new activities like the Forest Flyer alpine coaster and Game Creek Aerial Adventure all while learning about and engaging with the mountain like never before. Whether it’s learning from expert guides on the Game Creek Aerial Adventure, or exploring our new story stakes, viewfinders and animal abilities activities while hiking along one of our new Wildlife Exploration Trails, you’ll leave Vail feeling more connected with the mountain than ever.
Get a sneak peek of some of Epic Discovery’s new learn through play elements!
Test your abilities against Vail’s most skillful wildlife, while learning about the adaptations that make them perfectly suited to our unique climate.
Play and interact with fun activities while broadening your knowledge of Vail’s local critters.
Enjoy a hike through the wildflowers and trees. But taking in the beautiful natural setting is even better when you can learn about what makes Vail’s indigenous flowers, trees and plants unique.
Vail’s mountain climate is a fascinating and delicate system. You’ll learn about the winter and summer ecosystem in Vail while getting to explore Epic Discovery’s new interactive trails.
A pine cone is just a pine cone, right? Not quite! After exploring all of our new story stakes, you’ll never look at a pine cone or a tree on Vail Mountain the same way again.
Our views will do more than just take your breath away! Learn about our mountain ranges and identify the different peaks with our new mountain view finders.