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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.


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Upcoming events

  • Vail Summer Bluegrass Series

    July 2, 16 & August 13, 27, 2014

    This FREE concert series features The Travelin McCourys, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, An Evening with Sarah Jarosz, and Drew Emmitt Band.

  • Gourmet on Gore

    August 29-Sep 1, 2014

    In its 9th year, this event returns for open-air food and wine tasting.

  • Oktoberfest in Vail Village

    September 12-14, 2014

    Come to town to enjoy some Oom Pah music, German beer, and the return of autumn. Raise your stein, it's Oktoberfest time!

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Snow report

Vail (Updated: 2/29/2016)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
  • Past 24 hours: 0 inches
  • Base Depth: 54 - 54 inches
  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: 194 of 195
  • Lifts Open: 31 of 31
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