Like Nothing On Earth™

There aren’t many resorts that can boast an annual average of 900 centimeters of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine, but that’s part of the magic of Vail.

Stand atop Vail Mountain and you’ll be gazing at more than 2,104 hectares of terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning 11 kilometers. The vibrant pedestrian village is home to a highly regarded fine dining scene, stellar shopping experiences and a plethora of lodging offerings. Vail is the quintessential ski resort experience.


Buy online and skip the line. Buy your lift ticket online 7 days or more before you arrive and you’ll get the lowest lift ticket prices – guaranteed!

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There is a a lot of terrain to tackle, let an expert guide you or teach the kids.

Book online to skip the line. Slopeside or in-lodging locations mean no schlepping and more time on the slopes.


3,527 m
900 cm
2,141 HA
234 km


Fly into the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), just 35 minutes/55 kilometers drive away. Or, fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) with international nonstop service via Cancun, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, London, Mexico City, Montreal, Munich, Reykjavik, Tokyo, Toronto and more.

Colorado Mountain Express offers airport transportation services in shared shuttles and private SUV’s. Soak up the scenery through the Rockies while taking advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi. Hertz also offers a selection of rental vehicles.

Vail and Lionshead Villages are pedestrian friendly with heated streets. Town of Vail buses are free and run frequently between the villages.

Vail is within a 15 – 45 minute drive of Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone! Utilize your Epic Pass and visit all four resorts on your holiday. ECO Transit operates a bus service between Vail and Beaver Creek. Fresh Tracks transportation provides ski shuttles to Breck and Keystone.

The Lodge at Vail, A Rock Resort

Vail Village

The first hotel in Vail, The Lodge at Vail remains the cornerstone of Vail Village, located just steps from Gondola One. This mountain retreat combines the Old World charm of an alpine inn with the superb amenities and impeccable service found in the world’s finest hotels. Its elegant accommodation—ranging from deluxe guest rooms to a luxurious six-bedroom chalet—are thoughtfully decorated with individual touches, and exude the warmth and comfort of a grand mountainside chalet. This is Vail at its most iconic.

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The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A Rock Resort

Lionshead Village

Opulent, yet inviting, no other hotel can combine the same level of luxury with the type of old-world charm. The Arrabelle is situated in the heart of Lionshead Village, just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Architecturally inspired by the grand hotels of the European Alps, each of the AAA Four Diamond Award–winning hotel's luxurious guest rooms and one to five-bedroom private residences is elegantly appointed with fine alpine furnishings, stylish décor, a lavish five-piece bath, a cosy fireplace and more.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail

Lionshead Village

Supreme luxury comes alive at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail, the area's most exquisite resort. Personalized service and astute attention to detail combined with oversized accommodations, elegant furnishings, extraordinary amenities, and a premier Lionshead location make this property the ultimate alpine retreat. Offering two to five bedrooms, these extravagant residences include views of Vail's' picturesque landscape.

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Austria Haus Hotel

Vail Village

Inspired by the authentic, family run ski chalets of the Austrian Alps, Austria Haus Hotel has welcomed guests sicne the mid 1960's with its unique blend of Western hospitality and European charm. This exquisitie 25-room boutique hotel, ideally situated in the center of Vail Village, offers distinctively chic guest rooms a suites featuring stylish mountain decor, custom-designed furniture, bathrooms with heated marble floors, and (in many rooms) gas-log fireplaces and French balconies.

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Shopping, Spas & More

At Vail, there is never a dull moment. Vail Village is sprawling; offering boutique shopping, bars, restaurants, a bowling alley, two ice-skating rinks, a cinema and more.

Rejuvenation can be found throughout the village. Walk into any of our spas and salons and walk out refreshed and invigorated. The RockResorts Spa® at the Arrabelle and Lodge at Vail pampers guests with warm and inviting atmospheres and spa treatments as relaxing as the design.

Learn From the Best

From group and private lessons to specialty kid’s and women’s programs, the diverse staff of instructors at the Vail Ski & Snowboard School will help you achieve your goals on the snow. Whether it is your first turns, you want to take your skills to the next level or you are looking for a guide to show you the best spots on the mountain, let Vail’s seasoned professionals guide you. Hailing from around the world, Vail’s Ski & Snowboard School professionals speak more than 20 different languages and are unmatched in the industry.

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Adventure Ridge

Play in the afternoon and well into the night at Adventure Ridge with ski bikes, kids snowmobile track, a rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Located at the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge is a hub of alternative winter activities sure to entertain the whole family. Enjoy a family meal at Bistro Fourteen, drink hot chocolate and watch the sun set over the back bowls. Adventure Ridge, a family experience Like Nothing on Earth.

Legendary Back Bowls

Most people don’t realize that when they first arrive at Vail, they are only seeing a small fraction of the terrain that awaits them. While Vail’s front side has much to recommend, the distinctive Back Bowls are Vail’s defining characteristic. With wide open skiing and amazing views, the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin is an experience unto itself. When you’re ready to take a breather, Vail Mountain’s flagship restaurant, Two Elk, awaits on the upper rim of China Bowl or bring along something to grill at Belle’s Camp.

The 10th: Ski-in, Ski-out Fine Dining

Swap your ski boots for luxurious slippers at The 10th, Vail’s premier on-mountain fine-dining restaurant located atop Gondola One at Mid Vail. Overlooking the majestic Gore Range, The 10th is named in a quiet nod to the 10th Mountain Division, and many of the founders of Vail Mountain. Enjoy updated classics with a quintessential mountain feel for an elegant sit-down lunch.

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Matsuhisa Vail, A Nobu Restaurant

Where sushi is an art form and the patrons are famous or look as if they should be, this modern design restaurant is cool and urban to the nth degree. Feast on the fresh creativity of noted chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who blends traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian and Argentine ingredients. His signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and White fish Tiradito are top-notch.

One of a Kind Dinner at Game Creek

Enjoy a gourmet dinner at Game Creek Restaurant.  Located in Vail’s scenic Game Creek Bowl, this European chalet is the perfect location for a romantic evening out or a fine dining meal for the whole family. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where you will be whisked away by snowcat through the woods to the restaurant. The magnificent European chalet atmosphere is matched with a gourmet, multi-course meal and an award-winning wine list. A dining experience not to be missed.

Imaginative Cuisine

Staying ahead of the curve is the mantra at Sweet Basil. Established in 1977, this iconic restaurant has sealed their success by setting out to improve at least one thing every day for their guests. Get ready for imaginative cuisine with an array of influences.

Also from the Sweet Basil’s creators, comes Mountain Standard, a rustic and relaxed tavern with food cooked over an open wood fire. The restaurant focuses on sourcing the purest ingredients and serving up simple, hand crafted food. A first class dining experience with a more causal vibe. Be sure to order Kitchen Sauce for dessert.