Vail Insider–Did You Know?

Dec. 11, 2015

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.

Great early season powder at VailDemo 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.

Treat yourself to a sweet treat. Indulge in a sweet or savory waffle from Waffle Way at the bottom of the Avanti Express Lift. New this season!

Free music. Enjoy free live tunes at the Tavern On the Square in Lionshead Village, offered most Friday and Saturdays as well as Christmas and New Years!

Dine among the stars. Travel to dinner on top of Vail Mountain in style by first riding the gondola and then a snow cat to Game Creek Restaurant. It’s an experience that will have you coming back time and time again.

Relax your feet during your ski day. Slip into some comfy slippers and enjoy world-class cuisine and superior customer service during your lunch at The 10th Restaurant.

Entertainment at its finest. From December through April, Vail offers free live music, tree lightings and torchlight ski-downs, culinary and wine tastings, women-only demos and Mardi Gras parties for you to enjoy.


The closest you’ll ever get to ski in/ski out. Game Creek Chalet, Vail’s only on-mountain ski in/out lodging option, will have you resting your head in Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain. You’ll be closer than anyone else to getting fresh tracks when you stay at this beautiful chalet.

Fly in and ski free. Fly into Eagle airport and show your boarding pass for a free same-day lift ticket on your day of arrival.

Biking on snow. Experience Vail Mountain in a whole new way. Once your ski day has come to an end, head up to Eagle’s Nest at Adventure Ridge for nighttime guided ski bike tours.