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


Average: 4 (1 vote)
Average: 4 (1 vote)
  • 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

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


Resort Map

Google piste view


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
  • Pool
The Evergreen Lodge offers the best value hotel accommodation in Vail and is ideally located between Vail Village and the Lionshead Base area.


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27/04/2017 Ian Warby

Great skiing, really good instruction + ideal for a first family ski trip with our boys (aged 5 + 8) - but not cheap.

20/04/2017 June Smith

The resort has become more polished over the years with heated gondola and wifi. The shopping area has become more upmarket, but not in an offensive way. It is a very easy place to be. The ski area is extensive with many bowls for off piste, tree skiing and many well groomed pistes. The lift system is very efficient and modern with attentive and friendly lift operators. Beautiful silver birch trees.

27/02/2017 Polly Rogers

Excellent. Yet another wonderful trip. Love Vail. 4th year running.

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