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Vail

Vail Ski Resort Guide

Vail, United States

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,530m11,581ft
Resort Height2,500m8,202ft
 Nearest AirportsVail/Eagle and Aspen
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Vail

The American ski resort of Vail is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,500m8,202ft.

Summary

Vail has direct access to 193 marked pistes, served by a total of 33 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,500m8,202ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,530m11,581ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Vail is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Vail.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Vail?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm4in, expected on 10 December, with around 10cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Vail Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
193
Cross Country
Total Length
45km28 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
33

Altitudes

Vail Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,530m11,581ft
Resort Altitude (Vail)2,500m8,202ft
Lowest Piste2,480m8,136ft
Max Vertical1,050m3,445ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Vail
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Vail?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Eagle, Colorado.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Vail is Vail/Eagle, 38 minutes drive away.

Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley, Denver International and Grand Junction airports are all within three hours drive.

Vail/Eagle is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 33 ski lifts are able to uplift 51,781 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Vail open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Open.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late April .

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Vail Piste Map
Vail

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Vail, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Vail Tourist Office for the latest.

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