Vail Resort Packages
Destination: Colorado
Availability:   November-April

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

2 - 7 Nights (or more)

Let Endless Turns plan your winter ski holiday to Vail, Colorado!  With its European, alpine-inspired village and spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it is no wonder why Vail is truly a World Class resort.  With an expansive front side, seven back bowls, and picture perfect gladed runs in Blue Sky Basin, Vail has terrain to challenge all ability levels and one of the largest ski resorts in the world!

At Vail, it’s easy to disconnect from everyday life,  reconnect with family and friends, and simply enjoy the surrounding nature.  Whether you are in need of a cozy evening indoors or vibrant night out on the town, Vail has something for everyone.

GETTING THERE
Fly into Eagle County Regional Airport with a 30 minute shuttle to Beaver Creek (28 miles/45 kms) or Denver International Airport, which is 2 hour 15 minutes away (133 miles/214 kms).
SKI SEASON
November – April
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RESORTS IN THE AREA

With 5,317 acres of skiable terrain, Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the world. Vail great features for all, from beginner to expert.

Vail Resort Attractions

Mid Mountain-

Mid Mountain at Vail provides five star grooming, family-friendly adventure zones, adrenaline-pumping bump runs, and primo tree skiing.

Highlights:

  • Fresh corduroy for carving each morning
  • Forgiving terrain for beginners
  • Challenging terrain for advanced level skiers

Be sure to check out:

  • Adventure zones like Chaos Canyon and Porcupine Alley
  • Practice Parkway to Ledges for beautiful views and great beginner terrain
  • Look Ma, to take on a world-famous expert mogul run
  • Lodgepole, where intermediate skiers can push themselves to link turns down a steep pitch

Golden Peak-

Home to Vail’s renowned ski and snowboard school, special events, race course, and expansive terrain park.

Highlights:

  • Lessons for first-time skiers, snowboarders, or anyone looking to progress on the mountain
  • Terrain parks for those wanting to fine tune their skills or push their limits
  • Quick access to the mountain via the Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6)

Be sure to check out:

  • Ruder’s Run, a wide intermediate trail running parallel to a gorgeous grove of aspens
  • Golden Peak Race Course, the training course for ski racers
  • Gopher Hill, the perfect place to learn how to ski and board

Northwoods Bowl-

The Northwoods area has a great variety of terrain, which is ideal for first tracks, pristine tree skiing, and continuous fall line turns.

Highlights:

  • Secluded and easily accessible terrain
  • Good mix of terrain for intermediate and advanced level skiers

Be sure to check out:

  • Northwoods, the central trail, which has wonderful gladed terrain
  • Timberline Catwalk to Flapjack for beautiful views of the Back Bowls from rolling groomers
  • South Rim is a steep run for expert skiers and snowboarders to enjoy

Game Creek Bowl-

Enjoy 200+ acres of bowl skiing for all ability levels, from sweeping beginner trails to advanced tree runs.  You can also take in the views of Vail’s Back Bowls to the east and neighboring Beaver Creek Resort to the west.

Highlights:

  • Provides very good access to Vail’s iconic bowl skiing
  • Hidden gem tree skiing for advanced and expert level skiers
  • Challenging intermediate terrain

Be sure to check out:

  • Lost Boy, which is a Vail favorite
  • Dealer’s Choice, a fast groomed intermediate run some days and challenging bumps on other days
  • Ouzo, a wide and steep run, where advanced skiers can link together many turns
  • Ouzo Glade, a tree skier’s paradise for untouched stashes of powder

China Bowl-

China Bowl provides legendary Back Bowl skiing for intermediate and advanced level skiers.  This is home to some of Vail’s steepest runs, as well as wide open meadows fro powder cruising!

Highlights:

  • Expansive, wide open terrain
  • Low angle and widely spaced glades
  • Groomed runs and plenty of steep off-piste terrain

Be sure to check out:

  • Ghengis Khan, which is known as the powder day dream
  • Poppyfields West, which is often groomed and an ideal introduction to bowl skiing

Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls-

Here, it’s easy to take in Vail’s most breathtaking views and sprawling terrain.

Highlights:

  • Stunning panoramic views of the resort
  • Wide open terrain abounds
  • Great place to seek out fresh tracks

Be sure to check out:

  • Forever, one of the most iconic trails on the mountain
  • Seldom and Never, where you will enjoy the remote areas of the Back Bowls

Siberia and Mongolia Bowls-

Here you can push yourself outside your comfort zone and explore the edge of Vail’s vast terrain.  These are the bowls to get off-piste and ski what mother nature serves up!

Highlights:

  • Getting away from it all
  • Local favorites
  • Advanced and expert terrain
  • Earning your turns

Be sure to check out:

  • Outer Mongolia, only accessible by Poma Lift (#22).  This is the furthest east run on the mountain.

Blue Sky Basin-

This is the perfect place to feel like you are skiing backcountry, but actually in-bounds. The terrain consists of open meadows, playful glades, and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Highlights:

  • Perfectly spaced tree runs
  • Completely immersed in nature in a more remote environment
  • Off-piste skiing that challenges the most seasoned skier or boarder

Be sure to check out:

  • Big Rock Park, a groomed run that provides a backcountry like experience
  • Lover’s Leap, a large corniced area that drops onto a steep face.  This is the spot to be on those deep and fluffy days!
  • Belle’s Camp, a refueling paradise with grab and go food/craft beer

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • Lifts
  • Triple 2
  • High Speed Quad 14
  • Quad 1
  • Gondola 2
  • High Speed Six Pack 3
  • Surface 9
  • Vertical
  • Base Elevation 8,120 ft/2,454 m
  • Peak Elevation 11,570 ft/ 3,527 m
  • Vertical Drop 3,450 ft/1,052 m
  • Annual Snowfall
  • 354 inches (899 cms)
  • Terrain
  • Skiable Acres 5,317
  • Beginner 18%
  • Intermediate 29%
  • Advanced/Expert 53%
  • Designated Runs
  • 195, with the longest run being 4 miles.
  • Off-Piste & Backcountry
  • Yes
  • Snowmaking
  • Yes, with coverage on 500+ acres.
  • Skiing Snowboarding
  • Yes
  • Terrain Park
  • 2 parks, one is beginner specific.

Vail Trail Maps