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The single largest ski resort on the continent, Vail boasts three distinct mountain areas, each with their own features and fortes, including three terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of freeride terrain. At seven miles wide, finding fresh tracks is as easy as finding elbow room. In fact, on an average day, there are only two skiers per acre, and on a busy day, only four! In the resort you'll find world-class accommodations from the top end of luxury to practical condominiums. And for those with travel flexibility, a whole host of affordable last-minute bookings. On the culinary front, the same world-class offerings abound.

Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 3527m
Elevation Bottom 2476m
Vertical Drop 1,052 metres
Skiable Terrain 2141ha
Longest Run 6.4km (4 miles)
Beginner 18%%
Intermediate 29%%
Advanced 53%%
Total Number of Trails 193



Total 31
Highest Lifted Point 3,527 metres (11,570 feet)
Gondolas & Trams 1
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 16
Quad Chairs 1
Triple Chairs 3
Double Chairs 1
Surface Lifts 9
Uphill Capacity 54,963 people per hour

Snow Making

Snow Making 461 acres (186 hectares)
Total Number of Guns
Annual Average Snowfall 929cm

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 3
Name Golden Peak
Name Bwana and Pride
Half Pipes 2
Half Pipe Size 1 superpipe, 1 halfpipe
Total Terrain Park Area Size 50+ features

Location & Travel Info
Country: USA
Region: Colorado
Address: 280 Vail Rd

Vail, CO 81657


P.O. Box 7

Vail, CO 81658
Phone: 877-204-7881
Nearest Town: Vail
Nearest Airport: Vail/Eagle Airport
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Vail On Twitter
  • vailmtn: Mt. of the Holy Cross seen in its natural habitat after all this fresh snow. Today is the last chance to purchase y… 24 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: RT @kenhoeve: @vailmtn looked beautiful today with a fresh coat of snow! 1 day ago
  • vailmtn: A glimpse of the mountain after last nights fresh snow! #VailSnow 2 days ago
  • vailmtn: 9 inches of snow overnight! Just in time for opening day and the #first30! It's almost the last chance to buy your… 2 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @KieranCain: Only 48 hrs. left to buy world's best ski pass! The @VailResorts Epic Pass gets you @vailmtn, @beavercreekmtn, @breckenridg… 2 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @JenniferBroome: Big power day in CO! 9” of new snow @vailmtn, 10” @beavercreekmtn, 8” @KeystoneMtn & 12” @breckenridgemtn #cowx #ski 2 days ago
  • vailmtn: Planning a trip? Check out this article from @CNN to learn more about year-round activities and adventures in Vail!… 3 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @findOpenSnow: Very heavy snow will move through the I-70 mountain corridor between 3pm and 5pm. Total accumulations of 6-12" through Fr… 3 days ago
  • vailmtn: Flashing back to last season: Some things change while others stay the same. New Chair 11, 25% increase in uphill c… 3 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @findOpenSnow: Snow starts Thursday night for Colorado, with double-digits likely through Friday! Details → via… 3 days ago
  • vailmtn: Our grooming and snow making teams are working hard to get the mountain ready for opening and the #First30. 4 days ago
  • vailmtn: Everyone is eager to begin the season and with current conditions we are targeting Thurs. Nov. 23 for opening day.… 6 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @findOpenSnow: Heavy snow returns to Colorado on Friday. #skiing 6 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @burtonsnowboard: The #BurtonUSOpen is going down on March 5-10, 2018 at @vailmtn. We'll be sharing more info as we get closer, but you… 7 days ago
  • vailmtn: Opening Day is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Only one week left to purchase your Epic Pa… 7 days ago
  • vailmtn: More snow in the air in Vail! Just in time for the #first30. Be sure to purchase your pass by Nov. 19. Shot with… 8 days ago
  • vailmtn: There's nothing like waking up to a fresh blanket of snow on the valley. If you haven't bought a season pass yet, n… 12 days ago
  • vailmtn: Born Free preparations are underway for opening day! Don't forget to get your Epic Pass by Nov. 19… 12 days ago
  • vailmtn: Snow making clouds this morning means we're that much closer to the #First30! Are you ready?… 13 days ago
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