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

Four Seasons Resort Exterior
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Spa
The Four Seasons Resort offers the pinnacle of excellence in Vail Village. Just a short stroll takes you to the slopes and its slopeside ski concierge.
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
The Antlers at Vail is only 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn Lift, shops and restaurants at the Lionshead base area.

Offers

See our Vail offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 060 or request a quotation.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

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

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12/02/2019 Graham Melhuish

Vail's the best ski resort we have visited, when it snows it has massive selection of bowls to board and ski. If it has not snowed for a while (it’s happened once) the pistes are always excellent, they even bash during the day, and you can always find some untouched snow.

03/02/2019 Susan Walker

Been to Vail many times and it remains a favourite

04/01/2019 Stephen Gibbins

Easy to get around in Vail with excellent bus service between Lionshead and Vail. No more than 5 mins. Direct access to the slopes from the bus stops. Snow was fantastic and the trails all in good condition and well groomed. All lifts officially open from 8.30 but there is the chance to go up the mountain earlier. Local TV channels give an excellent report on weather and snow conditions.

Holiday ideas

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