As the largest ski resort in Colorado, Vail Ski Resort is a winter wonderland for skiers and snowboarders alike. Travelers from all around the world visit Vail for its world-class slopes, back bowls, and legendary terrain.
Vail is divided into three sections - Front-Side, Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin. Front-Side offers all types of terrain and provides beginners with easy-to-access greens and gentle blues. The Back Bowls section is over 3,000 acres of vast powder fields. This ungroomed terrain is primarily for strong skiers who enjoy a challenge. Vail is most known for its legendary Back Bowls which consist of seven powder-filled alpine basins forming Sun Down Bowl, Sun Up Bowl, Tea Cup Bowl, China Bowl, Siberia Bowl, Inner Mongolia Bowl, and Outer Mongolia Bowl. Blue Sky Basin's expansive meadows, panoramic bowls, natural gladed terrain, and wide-open wilderness provides skiers and riders with a backcountry-type experience.
Vail's two villages, Vail Village and Lionshead Village have a quaint alpine atmosphere with world-class restaurants, high-end shops, premier après-spots, and plush hotels lining their pedestrian streets. These upscale mountain villages provide visitors with endless entertainment and are conveniently located at the base of the slopes.
Ski & Snowboarding School
Enjoy the mountain with more confidence and improve your skills with world-class instructors. Vail Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of lessons to fit your needs.
Vail has plenty of activities for those who prefer to stay off the slopes, including ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling tours, dog sledding tours, snowcat tours, and plenty more.