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 Co-ordinator
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 Co-ordinator

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

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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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15/02/2016 Nik Saunders

One of the best places to ski. Backbowls...with 35' snow in the week, can it get any better than that!

15/04/2015 Stephen Courtney

At the end of the season 75% was still open including Blue Sky Basin and only one lift not operational. It was very quiet which was great and no lift queues at any time, even at the weekends.

13/03/2015 Ceri Howard

Incredible, can't fault the resort.

Holiday ideas

News

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...