Vail Ski Resort
Some of the lower slopes at Vail Ski Resort
Vail Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in the US with the most groomed terrain on the planet: 4 terrain parks (groomed daily), 7 back bowls and 300 days of sunshine per year. It just doesn't get any better. Steep-and-deep moguls, treed glades, powder-filled bowls, meticulous grooming, natural hits, 2 pipes, and more... your biggest question here will be where to start. This is the stuff skiing legends are made of. There is lift-served ski-biking, tubing and more at the top of Adventure Ridge. You can also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sleigh rides and back country snow cat skiing. The Golden Peak Terrain Park has 425-foot-long Superpipe with 15-foot walls and 17-foot transitions in addition to the jumps, rails and table tops.
There are several ski and snowboard retail, rental and repair shops in Vail and Lionshead villages, as well as at the base areas themselves. And the retail shopping options in the villages...
With 7 miles of mountains to play in, you're going to get hungry: Vail offers 12 different on-mountain dining options. This is the place that sets the bar for real skiing enjoyment. I hear the apres-ski stuff can be quite the adventure, too. Vail and Lionshead Villages also offer many different options for accommodations, ranging from bed & breakfasts to hotel rooms to multi-room suites to condos and townhomes to luxury mountain homes.
Vail lift tickets also give you access to Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone, all for the same price. Along with Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Keystone, Vail Ski Resort is operated by Vail Resorts Management Company.
Quick Facts about Vail Ski Resort
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM most days
* 1 gondola
* 14 high speed quads
* 1 quad chair
* 3 triple chairs
* 4 double chairs
* 5 surface lifts
* 5 carpet lifts
Average Annual Snowfall: 348"
Summit elevation: 11,570'
Vertical Rise: 3,450'
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 5,289 acres
Snowmaking: 390 acres
Number of Trails: 193
Longest run: 4 miles/ Riva
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