Flights from LAX to Vail

Nov. 2, 2013

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From airport to snow in 40 minutes. That’s quicker than most commutes to work. It’s no wonder that seats on the non-stop flights from LAX to Vail fill up quickly. Plus, with great lodging deals and transportation options, you’ll be sure to find the right place to stay, whether you need the highest luxury or a family friendly condo near the slopes. 

Eagle County Airport (EGE) is the closest air destination for skiers and riders looking to get to either Vail or Beaver Creek. So views like the one below can be a quick flight and shuttle ride away.

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The airport is located in Eagle, Colorado, which is ~30 miles West and 2000 feet lower in elevation than the nearby ski resorts. This means that the snowy weather (that the resorts love, but can interfere with flights) mostly avoids Eagle and drops the snow instead on the mountains for your enjoyment. Also, the location is the opposite direction of Denver, which means that you are heading against the flow of most Denver traffic, usually resulting in fewer delays and headaches.

Tips for finding the best fares include flying on weekdays and being flexible with your travel. “Off Peak” times such as January and February other than Presidents and MLK Days generally mean lower fares.

Never been to Vail? A huge amount of terrain with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, and other activities located right at the base areas. Nearly every lodging property in Vail boasts either “walk to the lifts” access or is situated near a free shuttle that will drop you off nearby. The pedestrian friendly heated streets keep the snow off, making a stroll around town after the day on the mountain enjoyable and safe.

Beaver Creek, located 10 miles West is a hidden gem of the Rockies. Leaving no detail overlooked, this resort offers the best of the best in lodging, groomed terrain, ski school, and free cookies at the end of every ski day.

So remember – the next time you are looking to head to the mountains, type in “EGE” to the destination and look at paying Vail/Beaver Creek a visit – it’s closer than you might think…

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