Destinations >> Vail

The quaint Rocky Mountain village set within the White River National Forest is unassumingly one of the largest winter sports resorts in the world. With more than 5,200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain, it’s the perfect getaway in the colder months and draws visitors from all over the world. But that’s not all, the Alpine-inspired town also offers plenty to do all year round.

Cheat Sheet

Give yourself epic Vail experience by checking into Four Seasons Resort Vail. Not only do you receive five-star accommodations, but you also can indulge in relaxing treatments at their spa and dine at Flame restaurant on sublime 7x beef — Hit the slops at Vail Ski Resort for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world — Relax over a pint of craft beer at Vail Brewing Co. and Crazy Mountain Brewing — Dine on-mountain in one of Vail’s back bowls at Game Creek Restaurant — Explore the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (the world’s highest botanical gardens) — Ski into The 10th Restaurant at Look Ma run at Mid-Vail to drink and dine over views of the Gore Range and cozy up by the fireplace

What to do in Vail

Winter sports are the main draw in Vail Valley. Vail Ski Resort boasts seven bowls and intermediate gladed terrain in Blue Sky Basin with most of the resort offering open terrain with all types of trails. Outside of the winter season the town offers a variety of other outdoor activities and festivals. In the warmer months, enjoy everything from rafting to fly fishing and hiking. Cultural events in the town also include Bravo! Vail, a classical music festival; Vail Film Festival; Vail International Dance Festival; among many others.

What to bring to Vail

Preparing for a trip to Vail depends on what time of year you are visiting. Sun protection is a must all year round due to the altitude on proximity to the sun. Packing layers prepares you for any weather the mountain climate decides to throw your way; while comfortable shoes will help you get around easily. Download Vail’s EpicMix app to gage slope conditions, line times, lift conditions, and to keep up with other members of your group.

What to bring home from Vail

The quaint Swiss-inspired village is tucked into the Colorado Rockies and is the perfect spot to shop souvenirs of all kinds. Picked up everything from personalized trail signs, wood-carvings, cowboy hats and Scandinavian sweaters. There are also plenty of Vail-branded merch like sweatshirts, fleeces, and more available around town.

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