How big is Vail Ski Resort?

View of Vail Ski Resort in Colorado during the winterPhoto: Vail Ski Resort

As North America's fourth largest ski area (behind Whistler, Park City Mountain Resort and Big Sky Resort), Vail's terrain will please every level of skier or snowboarder. 

  • Base elevation: 8,120 ft.
  • Summit elevation: 11,570 ft.
  • Vertical drop: 3,450 ft.
  • Skiable area: 5,289 acres
  • Average annual snowfall: 366 in.
  • Number of lifts: 31
  • Number of trails: 193
  • Longest run: Riva Ridge, 4 mi.
  • Terrain parks: 3
  • Number of bowls: 7
  • Number of villages: 4, Vail Village, Lionshead, Cascade and Golden Peak
  • Lodging: 184 lodging options
  • Number of restaurants: 100+ world-class restaurants
Vail's backbowls Photo: Vail's backbowls
Vail Village in Vail, ColoradoPhoto: Vail Village
The streets of Vail Village in Vail, ColoradoPhoto: The streets of Vail