20 May 2019
It could be argued that the development of Vail Ski Resort was the catalyst that ignited the progress of many of today’s legendary Rocky Mountain ski destinations. This magnificent ski resort has dominated the US ski industry for 50 years and today consistently ranks amongst the top 5 Best Ski Resorts in North America.
Vail Resorts has grown to represent the largest ski resort collection in the World and Vail Ski Resort is in all respects the flagship ski destination that every skier or snowboarder has on their bucket list.
First impressions might leave you confused about what country you are actually in. Borrowing themes from European ski resorts Vail adopted its own Bavarian-style Mountain Village, complete with clock tower and groomed slopes in the background. The cobblestone streets are heated in the winter giving it that romantic feel all day long as steam rises all around you, and it is all pedestrian-only. No cars or trucks to muck up your perfect selfie or family portrait; only a free shuttle now and again ready to whisk you away to the next shop or restaurant on your list.
Families revel in the wealth of shops, food, spa, and entertainment options and the ease in which they can access it. While we love an old Western ski town as much as anyone, there is something nice about never having to get in your car or go “into town.” At Vail, it all waits just outside your door.
Vail also has one of the best and largest ski schools on earth. You read it right, the entire globe. With an endless array of group, semi-private & private lessons not a single person in your family will feel left out; no matter their skill level. Plus, with camps for every age and ability, there is no better mountain to begin or fine-tune your skiing or snowboarding career. Regarding facilities and service Vail is staying ahead of the curve by constantly investing in new hi-speed chairs, new features in its three terrain parks, and in 2015 a 10-passenger gondola that includes Wi-Fi and heated seats. The mountain also maintains a striking amount of skiable terrain. Nearly 200 trails across 5,289 developed acres are available and served by more than 30 well-connected lifts. Since Vail chooses not to include many of its in-bound clearings, the skiable terrain actually measures in at over 8,000-acres keeping it near the top in the Nation’s largest polls.
The bottom line is that no matter what you call it, no U.S. ski resort combines so many on-snow options and off-slope user-friendly choices than that of Vail.
Now if only you had a place stay...