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Vail, CO Travel Guide

Vail is a giant among the world's ski resorts in size, reputation, annual skier visits. Sprawling 5,289 acres with seven legendary Back Bowls that stretch six miles, Vail Mountain is the largest ski resort in the United States, welcoming approximately 1.6 million skiers and snowboarders annually.

Off the slopes, the town of Vail is completing a renaissance with a variety of new hotels, shops and restaurants. Old-world feel with new-world additions, the resort is eco-friendly, with energy credits against all the lifts, solar panels on mountain restaurants and hybrid low-pollution buses.

Check our comprehensive Vail Travel Guide below for travel information and trip planning:

Vail Travel Guide:


Consistently voted the #1 ski resort, Vail is the second-largest resort in North America.


In addition to its winter popularity, Vail offers up great summer events and activities.


Browse our local picks of stores in Vail where you can find what you need.


Find restaurants and eateries handpicked by our Destination Experts who know Vail from top to bottom.

Upcoming events

  • Arches by Paul Wertin

    January 17 - February 16, 2014

    Travel through large-scale, undulating walls of ice that fade into arches along the Gore Creek Promenade.

  • Valentine's Moonlight Snowshoe

    February 14, 2014

    The Vail Valley Charitable Fund presents the Sweetheart Snowshoe on Vail Mountain.

  • Burton U.S. Open

    March 3-8, 2014

    The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is now the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting the world’s top competitors.

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Snow report

Vail (Updated: 4/21/2014)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
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  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: of 193
  • Lifts Open: of 31
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