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:

Gourmet on Gore

September 2nd, 2016 - September 5th, 2016

Come and enjoy the 10th Annual Gourmet on Gore festival featuring the Vail Valley’s premier culinary talent in addition to wines, spirits and beers from around the world. Enjoy delicious food while listening to live music and taking in the beautiful late summer views of the Rocky Mountains!

Vail Oktoberfest

September 9th-11th and September 16th-18th, 2016

Eating contents, keg bowling, dancing, yodeling, authentic Bavarian food and of course beer are all things to look forward to at the annual Vail Oktoberfest. This family-friendly event is a fan-favorite in Vail and is the perfect reason to schedule a trip to the Rockies today!

Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week

September 30th, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

Enjoy the beginning of fall at the fourth annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week. This year a wide variety of restaurants will feature delicious specials all priced at $20.16. If you enjoy fine food and drinks at incredible deals then this is the weekend for you.

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.


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