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
Switzerland Product Manager
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
Switzerland Product Manager

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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16/04/2019 Jo Dean

We stayed at Lionshead base area which on reflection we thought was a much better location for getting to ski areas than Vail Village with less of a walk even though it was primarily chosen for it's much cheaper accommodation. Free buses to Vail are every 5 minutes in the evening or a pleasant 15 minute walk off main roads. Fantastic ski area, very well managed, lots of 'information' people around at base and lifts to help guide you to where you want to go. Slightly disappointed that 3 weeks before end of season several eating places on mountain were already closed and others continued to close as we neared the end of our holiday. Had we arrived for UK Easter break holidays I would have been really disappointed and annoyed at the lack of places open on mountain. Although there are advantages such as quiet slopes, we also like a bit of atmosphere at a ski resort and Vail seemed to lack this at this time of year compared to many others we have visited. Not important to everyone, but Vail surprisingly really hasn't got to grips with healthy eating choices (Park City a month earlier was really on it!) If you have Vegetarians in your ski group as we did the choices were very limited and not always available. 100% recommend the resort but check it out carefully towards the end of season.

12/04/2019 Anne McDonald

Wonderful resort. Beautiful snow conditions, well marked runs, very quiet on pistes - ideal.

07/04/2019 Lynne Charlesworth

Skiing in Vail was fantastic. We enjoyed exploring Vail Village and found it interesting to see things like the ski museum and the display of the Vail 10th Division WW2 regiment.

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