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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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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring70 cm
Mount Cook48 cm
Whistler41 cm
Aspen Mountain21 cm
Breckenridge21 cm
Vail17 cm
Big White16 cm
Fernie14 cm
Niseko13 cm
Sun Peaks11 cm
Last updated - 8 hours ago
Vail On Twitter
  • vailmtn: Fresh 3" overnight. Clouds are still lingering over Northwoods. More snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorr… 22 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: Vail Village nights. #Vail 📷: @Supernovy 1 day ago
  • vailmtn: Perfects groomers = springtime in Vail. 2017-18 Epic Passes are now available. Learn more: 1 day ago
  • vailmtn: We received 2" overnight and it is still coming down! #VailSnow 4 days ago
  • vailmtn: A colorful start to the day at Gondola One. #Vail 📷: Jesse Eckert of Mountain Safety 5 days ago
  • vailmtn: Gooood morning Vail! 📷: @kenhoeve 7 days ago
  • vailmtn: Happy first day of spring from Vail! 📷: @_ToddHarper 8 days ago
  • vailmtn: Ladies, looking to test out a new pair of skis? Swing by the Lionshead tomorrow for 50+ women's specific 2017 skis. 11 days ago
  • vailmtn: Happy Saint Patrick's Day from #Vail! #GoPro P: @_ToddHarper 11 days ago
  • vailmtn: It's a beautiful spring day in Vail! Have you ever spent the day on one of our decks grilling with friends and fami… 12 days ago
  • vailmtn: Who are you skiing for on March 25? #PinkVail #Vail 13 days ago
  • vailmtn: Another gorgeous day in Vail, and 2017-18 Epic Passes are now on sale! Get yours today: 13 days ago
  • vailmtn: A perfect ending to a perfect day. #Vail 14 days ago
  • vailmtn: Sunrise over the Gore Range and corduroy perfectly crafted by our grooming team. Enjoy! #Vail 📷: @kenhoeve 14 days ago
  • vailmtn: Corduroy and blue skies. #Vail 📷: @ryansutter 17 days ago
  • vailmtn: Corduroy and blue skies. Happy Friday from Vail. 📷: @kenhoeve 18 days ago
  • vailmtn: A serene morning in #Vail. Only thing missing is a cup of coffee for Mr. Einstein. 19 days ago
  • vailmtn: Looking to take a break from the ski slopes during your trip? See #Vail's Five Best Non-Ski Activities via @forbes 20 days ago
  • vailmtn: With 5,289 acres, finding the perfect run in #Vail can be challenging. Learn more about our legendary terrain:… 21 days ago
  • vailmtn: Windows views. #Vail 21 days ago