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Vail Resort


Vail, Colorado Resort

Opening Day: November 18,2016
Closing Day: April 23, 2017
Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm (MST) *Times May Vary During Holidays and Weekends
Trail Map: Click to View | Back Bowls

Vail Resorts…”Like Nothing On Earth”

Because of Mother Nature’s generosity in snow and more than 5,000 acres of terrain, including the legendary Back Bowls, coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations.

Vail Resort is known as one of the largest ski / snowboarding resorts in the world. There are more than 5,200 acres of beautiful skiable terrain. For over 50 years, Vail Resort has been where generations of families and friends have chosen to reconnect. The Vail experience covers everything from ski and snowboarding lessons, generous shopping opportunities, and family fun and activities, to some of the world’s finest dining and accommodations. This has made Vail a mountain resort that is “like nothing on earth.”

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Kids Adventure Zones

Last season, some of Vail’s youngest guests – and kids at heart – likely found themselves winding through one or even all of the Kids Adventure Zones, marked at the entrances with dramatic new wooden corbels or archways designating their namesakes: Chaos Canyon, Magic Forest, Sherwood Forest, Porcupine Alley, Coyote’s Escape and Buckskin Glade.

Carved animals greet passerby around banked corners and behind trees and ski-through features like Coyote’s Den, a 50-foot long tee-pee-like structure located within Coyotes’ Escape ensure smiles and squeals for all ages. Following suit with the theme of elevating the experience at Vail, the upgrades and facelifts on the Kids Adventure Zones are not over yet. More upgrades on the family-friendly attractions are underway this summer with additional wooden “greeters” to keep an eye out for and a more cohesive animal-themed look and feel throughout that fits right in with Vail’s natural surroundings…not to mention, many of the features are made with reclaimed pine beetle kill wood, an imaginative and appealing use of the material.

Vail Mountain Elevations

Base Elevation 8,120 ft./2,476 m
Peak Elevation 11,570 ft./3,527 m
Vertical Rise 3,450 ft./1,052 m

Vail Snow

Average Annual Snowfall 350 inches/889 cm

Vail Acreage

Total Skiable Area 5,289 acres/2,141 hec
Front Side 1,627 acres/658 hec
Back Bowls 3,017 acres/1,221 hec
Blue Sky Basin 645 acres/ 261 hec

Trail Classification

  • 53% Expert/Advanced
  • 29% Intermediate
  • 18% Beginner

Conventional Trails 193
Longest Run – Riva (4 miles/6.4 km)

Vail Lifts

Total number of lifts: 31
Gondola: 1
High-speed quads: 16
Fixed-grip quad: 1
Triple chairs: 3
Double chairs: 1
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6
Total Uphill Capacity: 54,963 people per hour

Vail Terrain Parks

3 Parks: Bwana, Pride & Golden Peak Terrain Park
1 18′ Superpipe
1 Halfpipe

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