Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Vail Ski Resort
Get to know each face of this mountain. The Front Side alone boasts more than 127 "real" trails, with virtually every type of terrain including 989 acres of beginner and intermediate slopes and the Golden Peak Terrain Park. Then there's the legendary Back Bowls. Stretching more than six miles wide and offering an unparalleled powder paradise. And for a true adventure experience, Blue Sky Basin. 645 acres of natural, gladed terrain - nestled more than 2 miles into the wilderness. Away from the sights and sounds of civilization - allowing access to sheer solitude.
Our snowboarding terrain park is rated #5 Snowboarding Resort in North America in the Transworld Snowboarding Annual Resort Guide Survey and FREEZE Magazine.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Near Gypsum off I-70 along Eagle River; Aunt Sara's = BIG RIG RV Resort: Room for slideouts, 50amp, pull-thru. Campground between Vail and Glenwood Springs. SKIERS, Stay Here: Ski Vail, Beaver Creek!
Between Glenwood Canyon and Vail. Cabins and Vacation Homes on 5,500 acres. Bair Ranch is a mountain wedding destination. Adventures: horse rides, ATV tours, winter SnowCat tours. See Wildlife!
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 23, 2017
Season Closing Date: April 22, 2018
Vertical Rise: 3,450 ft.
Terrain: 5,289 acres
Number of Trails: 193
Longest Run: 4 miles (Riva Ridge)
- Beginner - 18%
- Intermediate - 29%
- Advanced - 53%
Terrain Parks: 3 (Golden Peak, Bwana & Pride), 1 Superpipe
Annual Snowfall: 370 inches
Lifts: 33 Total (2 Gondolas, 18 High-Speed Quads, 1 Quad, 2 Triples, 1 Double & 9 Surface)
Lift Capacity: 51,781 skiers/hour
Base Elevation: 8,120 ft.
Summit Elevation: 11,570 ft.
Map Location: Northwest F-11
More Activities & Information
Vail Area, Colorado includes: Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle, Minturn, Wolcott