The Mountains USA
The Mountains USA
Colorado Ski Vacations
Frisco, CO
Call 970-668-8507

Welcome to Vail -

Voted # 1 Ski Resort (North America)


The Resort:


Vail was founded as a ski resort in 1962, and has developed into THE premier destination resort in North America. It has an amazing variety of terrain, and some of the best bowl skiing to be found anywhere. Vail is renowned for its legendary "Back Bowls", and more recently for Blue Sky Basin area development with some great tree run skiing.

Vail is located ~100miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, and is nestled alongside the Eagle river. It has two main base villages - Vail Village itself and Lionshead where the gondola is located. There are also the nearby towns of Eagle and Avon, which are also convenient for access to Beaver Creek, Vail's neighboring resort which can be skied on the same lift ticket. The villages and surrounding lodges, hotels and condo complexes are serviced by an excellent system of shuttle busses, or you can take a stroll through the myriad of shopping plaza's along the river.

There is a tremendous selection of restaurants and bars, and Vail has some of the best apres ski and nightlife around. Whatever you are looking for from 5 star fine dining to raucous clubs and endless partying you will find it in Vail! There is also and wide selection of shops to browse through, with lots of interesting stores and an eclectic mix of offerings to keep you amused and your credit card well worked!!!

The Mountain Statistics:

Base Elevation:
8,120 feet
Summit Elevation:
11,570 feet
Vertical:
3,450 feet
No. of Lifts:
34
Gondolas:
1
6 Pack Hi-Speed:
0
4 Pack Hi-Speed:
14
Regular 3 Pack:
3
Regular 4 Pack:
1
Double Lifts:
5
Single Lifts:
0
Surface Lifts:
10
Carpet Lifts:
3
Total Area:
5,289 acres
Terrain Parks:
Golden Peak, Muleskinner & Chaos Canyon
Snowmaking:
390 acres
Number of Runs:
193
Longest Run:
4 miles
Easiest:
8%
More Difficult:
21%
Most Difficult:
71%
Average Annual Snowfall:
346"



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