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.Read More»
Did you know that you can ski free the day you fly into Vail/ Eagle Airport, slip into cozy slippers during your ski day or ride a gondola to dinner? Check out these hidden gems in Vail that you won’t want to miss this season.
Demo the best. Did you know that Vail Sports offers a test fleet of high-performance demo skis and a Try-Before-You-Buy Program? If you are shopping for new skis for the season, stop by Vail Sports in Lionshead Village or Vail Village where you can sample the season’s hottest new demo skis.Read More»
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
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.Read More»
WOW what an opening day at Vail! With recent snowstorms bringing over a foot of snow in the lead up to opening day and over 1,150 acres of open terrain, it was already clear that it was going to be a good one. Then the snow started falling at 8am and didn’t let up throughout the day, making for fresh powder and soft groomers all day long.Read More»
With all this early season snow and opening day approaching Nov. 20, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.Read More»
Another snow storm has been rolling through Vail since yesterday evening, bringing 5″ of snow at the 5am report with flakes continuing to fall steadily through midday. Photos from this morning in Vail Village and Lionshead by Andrew Taylor.Read More»
Patrol dog Rocky shoulder-deep in snow this morning. P: Andrew Taylor
Time to get excited – winter is back in a big way at Vail! We received 10″ on the official Vail snow stake at 5am this morning and have seen at least a few more inches fall throughout the day today. The natural snow coverage is building up and chilly temps have allowed snowmakers to fire up guns on Born Free; all good signs for opening day, Nov. 20.Read More»