Vail Ski Holidays

One of the world’s most famous resorts, Vail has a lively town and a great ski area with fabulous back bowls. It's the ultimate ski resort, so it comes at a premium.
Luke Dorking
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
One of the world’s most famous resorts, Vail has a lively town and a great ski area with fabulous back bowls. It's the ultimate ski resort, so it comes at a premium.
Luke Dorking
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Summary

3
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

World famous for its powder bowls, buzzing town and exclusive hotels, Vail is the largest single ski mountain in North America.

This big mountain resort has a vast ski area with stunning tree glades, high-speed lifts and exceptionally good bowl skiing. Off the slopes, the large European-style village has more designer boutiques than London’s Kings Road.

Vail is best known for its advanced Back Bowls, with their stunning powder glades and breathtaking Rockies backdrop. For less confident skiers, the front side of the mountain has miles of green and blue groomers, and you could explore the Eagle Bahn area for hours without repeating a run. For snowboarders, the Golden Peak terrain park and super-pipe is a must.

The town brims with restaurants and bars that span relaxed après lounges to exclusive clubs where the rich come to party. Vail ski holidays are also a good opportunity to experience other areas, with local resorts like Beaver Creek included in your ski pass.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Vail Resort Guide

Make the most of your Vail ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Denver or Eagle Vail
Transfer time
2 hours 30 minutes / 35 minutes
Transport
Car hire or transfer
Elevation
11,570 ft
Vertical drop
3,450 ft
Avg snowfall
30 ft
Ski area
5,289 acres
Ski lifts
31
Runs
193
Grade
53% advanced
29% intermediates
18% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

With its luxury hotels and condos, Vail is not for the budget conscious, although you can find good deals if you book early. Vail Village has the most exclusive properties, while those in Lionshead can be more reasonably priced.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Vail accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
The Sebastian is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Vail Village offering a refreshing, vibrant holiday experience.
  • Free Wi-Fi
The Evergreen Lodge offers the best value hotel accommodation in Vail and is ideally located between Vail Village and the Lionshead Base area.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 060.

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03/02/2018 Robin Gravestock

It really is the best skiing you can get, nothing compares to the size and the grooming, we have seen 13 piste bashers in a row, mid afternoon making sure your last run down is on smooth snow. Cons, mountain top food is very expensive and stoggy. Save money and eat back down at the base where you get much better meals, we would be be first lift but stop for the day at 2 and have late lunch at bottom.

19/01/2018 Graham Ponting

Vail has become very expensive owing to the weak pound but it is still a lovely place to holiday. Very upmarket, very friendly people and none of your Val D'Isere riff raff!

15/01/2018 Mike Davidson

Very Nice

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