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Vail Ski Resort

Colorado, United States

Vail ski resort is located in Eagle County, Colorado and is one of the most famous ski resorts in the United States. The village is located at 1,929m and the peak elevation takes you up to 2,624m providing skiers and boarders with an amazing 695m vertical drop.

History snapshot: Vail ski resort was founded by Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert in 1962 and construction began in the same year in the uninhabited valley. Six months later, the ski resort opened on 15 December, but still the blue sky basin and opening seven legendary back bowls were merely a dream. However, decades later, Vail is now literally one of the largest ski areas in the world. With improved lifts, on and off mountain facilities, gondolas, and exclusive events foster you a dynamic town experience.

Vail ski resort offers more than 195km of terrain suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers, but best known for its bowls. Together with a vibrant pedestrian village, incredible terrain, dining and lodging, Vail ski resort offers you a remarkably quintessential ski resort experience.

The seven legendary back bowls and blue sky basin of the mountain will give you a panoramic view of total trails. The terrain breakdown is approximately 18% beginner trails, 29% intermediate and 53% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Whether you are a seasoned skier or boarder or it’s your first time on the snow, you can take your abilities to the next level. The Vail ski school professionals who speak 22 different languages will help you find the most suitable way to improve your skills and ensure you make the most of your time. You can also track your progress in ski and snowboard from your personal dashboard!

Vail ski resort hosts a wide range of events such as Burton US open snowboarding championships where world’s best skiers and snowboarders compete and the fans get the opportunity of enjoying close views of the action. You’ll definitely love to come to the place again and again with friends and families just to enjoy your time.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Vail ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 195 km 121.2 mi

  • Easiest 35 km 21.7 mi | 18%
  • More Difficult 57 km 35.4 mi | 29%
  • Most Difficult 103 km 64 mi | 53%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3526 m 11568.2 ft
Base elevation:
2470 m 8103.7 ft
Vertical Drop:
1054 m 3458 ft
Total Trails:
195 km 121.2 mi
Longest Run:
6.4 km 4 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 209
  • Kids Day PassUSD 144
  • Season PassTo Be Confirmed
  • Kids Season PassTo Be Confirmed
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 31

  • Gondolas2
  • Chairlifts21
  • Moving Carpet 8
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %7 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
4 °C
4 °C
SW35 km/h SW22 m/h


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