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Vail

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One of the world’s most iconic ski destinations, this upmarket resort encompasses vast acres of open and forested terrain.

Vail is among America’s most popular and largest single-mountain ski resorts. Its wide appeal includes well-groomed and varied terrain, an energetic après-ski scene, diverse shopping and excellent hiking and biking. Hit the slopes on the resort’s legendary naturally sculpted back bowls or explore the pretty Tirolean-style village.

The resort’s main draw is Vail Mountain, which features 5,290 acres (2,140 hectares) of terrain. The front side of the mountain offers several long cruises and beginner runs while the north-facing Blue Sky Basin is home to almost endless backcountry trails and glade skiing. Head to the back bowls for more than 3,500 acres (1,416 hectares) of challenging terrain.

Learn about the development of skiing at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. The museum examines the world history of the sport, with a focus on Colorado’s involvement. One room is dedicated to the 10th Mountain Division, a decorated World War II alpine unit that trained in the surrounding mountains. See centuries-old skis and amusing early ski fashions.

Take the kids to Vail Adventure Ridge, located near Eagle’s Nest, to enjoy a variety of activities for all ages. Accessible via the Eagle Bahn gondola, the center offers snow biking, snowshoe tours, mini snowmobile rides and other family-friendly attractions.

Don’t miss the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, at an elevation of 8,250 feet (2,514 meters). They are touted as North America’s highest public botanical gardens and have more than 2,000 types of plants, showcasing the wide range of vegetation that can be grown at high altitudes. Wander down scenic paths lined with wild roses and alpine plants. Notice the rock garden with its gorgeous 120-foot (37-meter) waterfall.

Vail is located in Eagle County Colorado, 97 miles (156 kilometers) west of Denver. Fly into Eagle County or Denver International airports and catch one of the regular shuttle services running to Vail. The town offers one of the country’s largest free shuttle bus services, so it’s easy to get around without a car.

Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Evergreen Lodge at Vail
3 out of 5
250 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO
The price is AU$208 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located near the slopes, this Vail hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Vail Valley Medical Center and Vail Ski Resort, and is convenient ...
3.8/5Good! (976 reviews)
"Proximity to Vail Health affordability. 1 elevator out of service."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2021

Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Grand Hyatt Vail
Grand Hyatt Vail
5 out of 5
1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO
The price is AU$492 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Located in the mountains, this slopeside Cascade Village hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 2 mi (3 km) of Vail Ski Resort, The Steadman Clinic and Vail ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (440 reviews)
"Location and views from the room were amazing! Staff was great! We only had issues with AC which was quickly fixed the 1st time but went out again our last night. Other than that highly recommend this property"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Grand Hyatt Vail
Highline Vail - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Highline Vail - a DoubleTree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
2211 North Frontage Road, Vail, CO
The price is AU$287 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this West Vail hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Vail Ski Resort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ...
4.4/5Excellent! (241 reviews)
"Every body from the cleaning staff, front desk, and the rest of the staff were very professional and friendly."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Highline Vail - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Eagle Point Resort
Eagle Point Resort
2.5 out of 5
1500 Matterhorn Cir, Vail, CO
The price is AU$177 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Located in Cascade Village, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Vail Ski Resort, Adventure Ridge and Born Free Express Lift-8. John A. Dobson Ice Arena ...
4.2/5Excellent! (298 reviews)
Nice place
"There is a “resort fee” of $32.94 when you check in that is not included in the fee you pay on the vrbo website. The rooms are as expected and just what we needed for our short stay. The heated pool and 2 hot tubs are nice and there is a basketball hoop for the pool which was fun!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Eagle Point Resort
Vail Run Resort
Vail Run Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Lions Ridge Loop, Vail, CO
Located in Cascade Village, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Adventure Ridge and Vail Ski Resort. Born Free Express Lift-8 and John A. Dobson Ice ...
4.3/5Excellent! (130 reviews)
"It was fine, the room was nice enough but it was SO noisy with the highway about 100 feet away!! And facing the south with no air conditioning our room was unbearably hot. So you couldn't open the windows to cool down the room due to noise and couldn't close the windows as there was no air conditioning. ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Vail Run Resort
Simba Run Condos 2Bed/2Bath
Simba Run Condos 2Bed/2Bath
3 out of 5
1100 N. Frontage Road, Vail, CO
Located near the slopes, this Cascade Village condo is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vail Ski Resort and Vail Valley Medical Center, and close to winter ...
4.3/5Excellent! (718 reviews)
"Great condominiums, with everything you might need for a summer or winter trip: best part is the living room, w Mountain View and sun filled all day; also the indoor heated pool is big, plus an outdoor and indoor hot tub; it is located only 1 Mile west from Vail center, with an underground garage ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2021

Simba Run Condos 2Bed/2Bath
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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