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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
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(7 Day Forecast)
Whistler128 cm
Niseko71 cm
Hakuba59 cm
Heavenly42 cm
Fernie36 cm
Mammoth27 cm
Park City24 cm
Big White23 cm
Snowbird23 cm
Lake Louise22 cm
Last updated - 5 hours ago
Vail On Twitter
  • vailmtn: The Golden Peak Terrain Park is open! Always remember to look before you leap. #Vail 3 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: RT @ForbesLife: Make the most of fresh powder at @vailmtn and @beavercreekmtn: 5 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: Have you spotted the #GMCAllMountain at the base of the Eagle Bahn yet? This unique vehicle was made especially for… 5 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: Enjoy the Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin, and all of the new terrain we opened this week with the Vail All Access lodgi… 21 hrs ago
  • vailmtn: RT @PinkVail: Time to register for Pink Vail on March 24 at Register your team (of at least 3 ppl) by Monday 1/22/… 1 day ago
  • vailmtn: 4,353 acres of skiable terrain are open and waiting for you today. Find your adventure. #Vail 📷: @JResnick215 1 day ago
  • vailmtn: The bright lights of Vail’s #5stargrooming hard at work in the #backbowls. 📷: Ray Dixon 2 days ago
  • vailmtn: “Re-applying my @Supergoop! sunscreen every 90 minutes is 🔑, especially when your job is out in the mountains like… 3 days ago
  • vailmtn: Unveil your day with #solitude and #adventure. #vailsnow 📷 @JResnick215 4 days ago
  • vailmtn: Thank you for painting our Mountain with your tracks today. #vail 📷:JResnick215 4 days ago
  • vailmtn: 23 inches in the last 7 days allowed this to happen...Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin are OPEN! #vailsnow 📷: Scott Be… 4 days ago
  • vailmtn: Join Kim Greene from Vail Health to learn about helmet safety and receive a free helmet with a $10 donation. 10 am… 5 days ago
  • vailmtn: The clouds cleared today to reveal acres of adventure. The Back Bowls are now officially open! 📷: @artaylo 5 days ago
  • vailmtn: 7 inches of fresh snow today plus soft turns made for one great Friday! Who's ready for the weekend? P: Daniel Milc… 5 days ago
  • vailmtn: Snow continues to fall this morning! #VailSnow 📷: @joeyreuteman 6 days ago
  • vailmtn: Thanks to 14 inches of fresh snow in the last seven days we are pleased to announce we will be opening terrain in t… 6 days ago
  • vailmtn: Skiing the powder wave of 5" of fresh snow. #vailsnow 📷 :: Tom Cohen 6 days ago
  • vailmtn: RT @chris_tomer: 5" of new snow in the last 24 hours at @vailmtn ! Storm #2 arrives early Friday morning. 7 days ago
  • vailmtn: Get your game faces on, it’s snowing in Vail. #VailSnow 7 days ago
  • vailmtn: This morning’s commute for our lift operations team. With snow on the way, we may not see the sun for a few days. S… 9 days ago