Vail is consistently rated the Number 1 ski resort in North America and recognized among the world’s best ski areas. It’s easy to see why: Vail’s amazing variety of terrain includes seven natural bowls stretching six miles/9.6 km wide, untamed tree glades filled with deep powder, the most groomed terrain on the planet and four terrain parks.


  • Consistently rated the number 1 ski resort in North America
  • 7 natural bowls, untamed tree glades and the most groomed terrain
  • Largest single ski resort in North America
  • 100s of shops from boutiques to ski shops
  • Quaint mountain town with the culture of a cosmopolitan city.
  • Amazing après ski

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 3,527 Metres
Base Elevation 2,475 Metres
Vertical Drop 1,052 Metres
Skiable Terrain 5,289 Acres
Lifts 31 lifts
Runs 193
Ave Annual Snowfall 930 cms
Terrain Beginner 18%
Terrain Intermediate 29%
Terrain Advanced 45%
Terrain Expert 8%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

The Front Side
The Blue Sky Basin
The Back Bowls

Other Activities

Nordic Sports

Whether you’re new to the world of snow sports or just looking for a different kind of mountain experience, the world-class instructors at the Vail Nordic Center can introduce you to Vail’s winter wilderness via telemarking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


A breathtaking adventure featuring magnificent huskies ‘mushing’ you through awe-inspiring backcountry scenery on two-person sleds.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a winter horseback riding adventure in the snow-covered backcountry while viewing the incredible scenery and wildlife. Take in an evening under the stars in a sleigh pulled by Belgian draft horses. Dinner packages available.

Meadow Mountain Tubing Hill

Enjoy tubing on the original ‘locals’ ski hill. A surface lift gets you to the top. A must do when in Vail! Safe and fun for the entire family.

Open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is food available: soup, hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

Fly Fishing

Gore Creek Flyfisherman specializes in catering to all levels and abilities, offering half-day and full-day trips for individuals, families, or corporate groups. Guides will take you to the best fishing available and make your day a memorable one. Enjoy fly fishing any time of the year.

Getting There

Getting There

You can fly direct to Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE) with nonstop service from cities across the USA and connections from virtually anywhere in the world. And, Vail is located just 30 miles from the Vail/Eagle Airport – meaning you’ll be on the slopes faster than you ever thought! You can also fly to Denver International Airport (DEN), located just 120 miles east of Vail. Drive yourself or let someone else transport you to Vail – there are dozens of rental car and shuttle services available at both airports. And, once in town, the Town of Vail Buses are FREE and run regularly between the eastern end of Vail Village and the western end of LionsHead. Scheduled buses to East Vail and West Vail run frequently as well. And, ECO Transit operates a bus service between Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon. Buses leave from the Vail Transportation Center every half-hour.